"South Dakota Running Out Of Money For Pollution Control"

"A lack of federal funding could force the state of South Dakota to stop monitoring water for lead and copper, cease regulating wastewater and otherwise pare back pollution control programs.

That was one message delivered to lawmakers Tuesday morning by Steve Pirner, secretary of the state’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources during the agency's annual budget hearing.

The DENR is responsible for carrying out the mandates of the Environmental Protection Agency on everything from water and air quality testing to helping gas station owners replace or clean up leaking underground storage tanks."

John Hult reports for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader January 16, 2018.

Source: Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 01/18/2018