These bill seems to be taking an opportunity to attack Minnesota's protection of wild rice lakes. A political opportunity that seems to be based on scientific uncertainty.
The research that's been done in the last four years has not led the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to revise the current water-quality standard of 10 mg sulfate / liter of water in wild rice lakes.
But "if those timid scientists aren't going to be decisive," these narrow-minded politicians will be. Rather than waiting any longer, erring on the side of caution, completing the recommended scientific research--their idea is to do away with the current water-quality standards. No protection for wild rice lakes from sulfate pollution.
That's not the right kind of "decisive."
Video excerpt, 4/16/2015, MN Rep. John Persell (D-Bemidji) stands up for Minnesota water-quality standards.