A New Look At Wetlands To Try To Meet In The Middle

Virginia is making some changes in regulations for wetland delineators under a directive from Governor Glenn Youngkin. While some critics argue that these changes could jeopardize efforts to preserve wetlands, others say that the economic benefits can be safely balanced with environmental concerns. The alterations come as part of a broader effort to reduce regulations by 25% across the state. Proponents argue that the changes aim to align with licensing recognition statutes. Both those in favor and those opposed to the proposals say they recognize the importance of safeguarding Virginia’s wetlands amid evolving environmental and economic challenges.