Tuesday, July 12, 2011

HR 2018 Undermines Clean Water Act

Congress is considering a bill which would strip the EPA of its ability to enforce the Clean Water Act. HR 2018 may come to the floor as early as Wednesday and would give the states veto authority over the implementation of the Clean Water Act. The bill would be a tremendous setback in efforts to protect Bristol Bay from the threat of open pit mining and would open a pandora's box for special interests including mining, oil and gas extraction, logging and other potentially destructive activities to severely impact our public waterways. Visit Trout Unlimited's website to take action OR call your congressman at the congressional switchboard 202-224-3121.

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