He’s part of a contingent that fears federal management of waterways. Limiting public access would seem contradictory but such contradictions don’t seem to bother him when it comes to other matters of civil rights and the commonwealth. In any case, I think the last few items in the bill express the core of his concerns:
640.800. 1. The department of natural resources shall not implement or enforce any portion of a federal proposed rule finalized after January 1, 2015, to revise or provide guidance on the regulatory definition of “waters of the United States” or “navigable HB 2405 waters” under the federal Clean Water Act, as amended, 33 U.S.C. Section 1251 et seq., without the approval of the general assembly. 2. For the purposes of establishing regulations, conditions, or permit requirements, no federal agency shall make a determination or designate any watercourse within the state of Missouri as navigable.