EPA Calls Halt to Bud Lilly’s Fishing Park for the Disabled

February 23, 2012 By: Marshall Cutchin

Katherine Mozzone reports for NBC Montana that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has put a stop to Bud Lilly’s plans to create a handicapped-accessible fishing park in Logan because he did not obtain the required permit.

While Lilly admits he should have gotten the EPA permit, the irony is that creating a park without a permit is a violation of the Clean Water Act, and Bud Lilly has done as much to promote resource protection as anyone in the sport.  “‘We’re hoping we can talk to them in the next day or two and, at least, get an extension, in order to be able to show them very positively that the accusations that they’re doing long distance, in most cases, by not actually being on site, is not going to be disturbing to the river,’ says Lilly.”