13 Jul '11, 10pm

News: House Assails Clean Water Act

This week the U.S. House of Representatives began their all-out assault on the Clean Water Act through a series of legislative maneuvers on various spending bills as well as stand-alone bills. According to environmental groups, this is the most anti-clean water House in 40 years. On Tuesday, the House voted 250 to 170 to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from implementing changes to Bush policy that limited Clean Water Act protections for streams, rivers, and wetlands. Today, the House is debating an even more frontal assault on the Clean Water Act to severely limit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to ensure state water quality standards are met under the act. H.R. 2018, referred to as the “Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011” was sponsored by Rep. John Mica and others. The Obama Administration declared that it would veto H.R. 2018 because...

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