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Old 07-14-2011, 01:13 PM   #1
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Dirty Water Bills | Clean Water Network


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Dirty Water Bills – BAD NEWS
We are alarmed and deeply saddened that members of the United States Congress are willing to sacrifice our health and well-being by taking away legal protections that safeguard our water. There are three dirty water bills that must be stopped:
•HR 2018 (Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011) guts some of the most important protections in the Clean Water Act by severely weakening EPA’s authority.
•S 718 (Pesticide Clean Water Act Exemption) eliminates all Clean Water Act protections against pesticide pollution.
•Water & Energy Appropriations Spending bill 26-20, section 109 is a rider that kills the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers guidance designed to restore Clean Water Act protections.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:59 PM   #2
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One wonders what our legislators are thinking. Their children need clean water, too.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:23 PM   #3
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You would think but Californians are reusing filtered sewer water and still will not give up lawns so I am never able to understand how priorities are set.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:22 PM   #4
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More not so good news.

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Mark Tercek: Cutting Conservation Cannot Fix the Deficit

Statement on Interior Appropriations from The Nature Conservancy | The Nature Conservancy

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Following subcommittee approval today of the 2012 House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, Bob Bendick, Director of U.S. Government Relations at The Nature Conservancy, released the following statement:
July 07, 2011
“The Nature Conservancy has deep concerns about the impacts proposed budget cuts and policy changes will have on programs that manage our country’s natural resources. Recent actions by the full House and appropriations subcommittees confirm our fears: Natural resource and environmental programs are being singled out for deep and disproportionate cuts despite the fact that all of these programs together only amount to around 1% of the budget. In addition, spending on these programs has grown hardly at all over the last 30 years.
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