An Act To Further the Public Interest in All Maine Waters
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 1 MRSA §3-A is enacted to read:
§ 3-A. All waters
The State, having the authority and responsibility to provide careful stewardship over all the waters within the State's boundaries, shall protect, conserve and manage all waters, whether located above or below ground, in the interest of present and future generations.
This bill explicitly states the State's authority and responsibility over all waters in the State, whether above or below ground, and directs the State to protect, conserve and manage the water in the interest of present and future generations.