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Connecticut River Steward Reacts To Gov. Baker's Water Quality Proposal

The Connecticut River as it winds through Massachusetts

        Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced legislation this week that would have the state take over administration of a water quality protection program currently run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

       It is a responsibility that 46 other states have already taken on.  Environmental activists in Massachusetts worry if the state Department of Environmental Protection has adequate staff to take on the additional duties.   

     WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Spoke with Andrew Fisk, Executive Director of the Connecticut River Watershed Council.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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