There are some huge state and national water quality questions looming, from invasive species in the Great Lakes to fracking that increases the natural gas supply. So it might seem less significant somehow to talk about the shoreline of a lake near Brainerd or fecal coliform in the Straight River in southern Minnesota.
But for a lot of people those long-haul local struggles is where the action is. We asked our seven “water panelists” to tell us why they think local matters when it comes to water quality. Check out what they said here. Their answers are a good example of how the world moves on details.
Better yet, leave your own answer in the comments on our WEIGH IN page.
For more on Minnesota and water, check out package of coverage on “Cleaning Minnesota’s Water.”