Kansas Governor announces 2012 water policy legislation

Outlet: Kansas Department of Agriculture

December 30, 2011

Governor Sam Brownback announced today his administration’s 2012 legislative proposals to promote water conservation, grow the economy and create jobs in western Kansas. “Without the Ogallala Aquifer, agriculture and all of its related businesses could not be sustained, manufacturing could not continue, recreational opportunities would diminish and the towns in the area would cease to exist,” Governor Brownback said. “Our proposed legislation will help to conserve and extend this vital resource so important to our state’s economic future.” Brownback said the work on the proposals began at the Governor’s Economic Summit on the Future of the Ogallala Aquifer in held Colby last July. The Summit provided a forum for stakeholders to discuss their concerns, ideas and visions for the future…

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