Lynn Helms won’t have a witch hunt!

The request for two performance audits is an attempt to resort to the Legislature. If that fails the last resort to the Courts . Performance audits can tell whether the Agencies are adequately funded, determined and properly staffed to enforce existing statutes and rules. A related question is whether the existing statutes and rules are sufficient to accomplish the protections the citizens want. Do the statutes and rules go far enough in the direction of the stated statutory policies and actually protect public citizens’ historic and cultural values, water and air? Do the statutes and rules as written engage all the lawful powers available to protect private citizens’ surface and mineral estates?