14 Nov '11, 4pm

Clean Water Under Attack - How Will Your Senator Vote?

As early as this week, the Senate will consider a funding bill for Energy and Water Development, and will be asked to undermine safeguards for a host of water bodies under the Clean Water Act. Senators Barrasso (R-WY) and Heller (R-NV) intend to offer an amendment to the bill that will hamstring efforts to protect critical water bodies, especially certain kinds of wetlands and small or irregularly-flowing streams, like the one pictured to the right, which runs through the outdoor adventure park where my family and I spent our Friday day off. If the Dirty Water Rider passes, unless and until Congress changes the law, the Corps would be permanently prohibited from changing its rules defining what waters are protected by the Clean Water Act, or changing a pair of policy memoranda that EPA and the Corps issued during the Bush administration – memos that have had the real-world...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jdevine/clean_water_und...

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