Water, science and the environment: Week of July 1, 2012

Fines for violating Minnesota’s invasive species rules — failing to drain water from your boat or clean lake weeds from it — doubled on July 1. A Congressional subcommittee proposes a big budget cut in an EPA program that funds water infrastructure. And the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency seeks comments on plans for a 3,000-cow dairy near St. Peter.  Read these articles and more in the Freshwater blog.