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- From: "Alexander J. Sagady" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 17:16:53 -0400
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From: "Murtha, Katie"
Subject: E-M:/ FW: Dingell - Clean Water
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 16:41:17 -0400
Reply-To: "Murtha, Katie"
News From Congressman John D.
Friday, May 19, 2006
Contact: Adam Benson,
202.225.4071 (office) / 202.271.8587 (cell)
Dingell Fights to Save
Critical Portion of the Clean Water Act
Longtime Protector of America's Waters Leads
Bipartisan Effort to Defend Wetlands, Tributaries, and Streams
Washington, DC - Yesterday, the House passed an amendment to the
Fiscal Year 2007 Interior Appropriations bill offered by Representatives
John Dingell (D-MI), James Oberstar (D-MN) and James Leach (R-IA).
The amendment would reinstate Clean Water protections for wetlands,
tributaries and streams. The amendment passed on the House floor by
a vote of 222-198.
In 2003, on the heels of the Supreme Court case, Solid Waste Agency of
Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC), the
Bush Administration issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and
a policy guidance that went much further than SWANCC, exempting
intrastate waters from Clean Water Act jurisdiction.
In 2003, a bipartisan group of 218 Members of Congress sent a letter to
the President asking him to withdraw the proposed rule and rescind the
guidance. The Bush Administration did withdraw the proposed rule,
but left in place the policy guidance, leaving an unclear policy that led
to unregulated discharges into streams, ponds and wetlands. The
result of which is loss of habitat for waterfowl, endangered wildlife,
increased frequency and severity of flooding, increased risk to drinking
water, and polluted groundwater supplies.
"I am pleased that my colleagues understand the importance of the
Clean Water Act. The American people simply don't want this
landmark law rolled back or watered down," said Dingell.
The House yesterday soundly rejected this unwise policy by passing the
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