We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
From reading the article- Google it to jump over the paywall- the main problem appears to be not from government, but from environmentalists, who are aghast at the prospect of some fish eggs getting taken in. along with the seawater.
Over the course of a few decades, environmentalists intimidated elected officials into taking actions which curbed fresh water availability and not taking actions which would encourage fresh water availability. And, the voters kept electing and reelecting that type.