I couldn’t agree with you more on the pollution/DNR/AG issue. Thank you for writing about it and bringing this fact to the public’s attention.
I couldn’t agree with you more on the pollution/DNR/AG issue. Thank you for writing about it and bringing this fact to the public’s attention. I too am totally against our wonderful lake being polluted in any way.
The KC Star and St. Louis Post Dispatch have both been having a field day these past few years hyping pollution in the area and (in my opinion) keeping people in the city and away from coming down here.
As far as the Kelly/Prewitt example, and I consider Gary a friend, anyone, if you pollute the lake, you should be held accountable, pay the necessary fines, and most importantly, correct the situation, regardless the costs involved.
None of us are going to benefit from a polluted Lake of the Ozarks, and some if not many, would wager that it already is indeed so.
That being said, I’d like to offer some further points on the situation.
The notion that this is in any way a new thing is ridiculous. At the risk of perhaps picking on our current governor, this needs to be pointed out. I believe current AG Koster is doing his job; in this case, it was a job that he inherited.
Jay Nixon served as the 40th Attorney General of Missouri from January 1993 – January 12, 2009, under Governors Carnahan, Wilson, Holden, and Blunt.
As attorney general, he created the Environmental Protection Division to enforce the state’s environmental laws to stop and prosecute those who would pollute the state’s water, air, and soil.
Now my question and point is this: In the 16 years that Nixon was AG, I don’t seem to recall much of anything being done about pollution at the Lake of the Ozarks.
If there are examples to prove my point wrong, I’d like to know. I don’t know if this is now becoming such an issue garnering state attention because it’s already too bad, too late, or if there are political intentions behind it.
Either way, it doesn’t hold much water with me. Again, Nixon was AG for 16 years and I find it curious that so much attention is just being paid to the lake now, and not before.
I’ll try not to be too critical of our governor, I’m just pointing out that he had a hand (or should have had a hand) in stopping pollution at the lake, years ago.
You might just be right about a state Senate investigation.
Dylan Morgan, Lake Ozark