22 Jun '11, 8pm

House Committee Rushes to Gut Clean Water Act -- Who Voted for Dirty Water?

blogged yesterday about the legislation, and we will continue to evaluate the bill as it gets hurried to the House floor, but suffice it to say that one of the big things that it does is make it harder for the Environmental Protection Agency to protect states that are downstream of pollution sources in other states from degradation. Taking away this safety net is wrongheaded, as it potentially affects every state in the continental U.S. With that in mind, here's a list of the committee members who voted today for this dirty water bill, accompanied by the name of an interstate water that flows into or borders their state -- by their actions today, these members effectively voted to make it easier for other states' polluters to sully these waters before they get to the citizens of the members' own states. By the way, I got this list of interstate waters from a brief that ove...

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

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