March 28, 2013
Boat Motor Pollution: NJ Town to Ban Fishing Tournaments on Pond Used for Drinking Water
By Chad Love
Officials in one New Jersey town are trying to ban fishing tournaments on a body of water that supplies drinking water to their town.
From this story on providencejournal.com:
Tiverton officials say they're planning to fight state environmental regulators over their approval of fishing tournaments on a pond that supplies thousands of town residents with drinking water. The Newport Daily News reports that the Tiverton Town Council is expected to consider amending its drinking water reservoir ordinance Monday in an effort to ban fishing tournaments on Stafford Pond by next year. The state Department of Environmental Management amended its freshwater fishing regulations in 2008 to allow fishing tournaments and contestants with boats equipped with large motors.
According to the story, residents are worried that boat motors will pollute the pond in question. Thoughts?