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.