Senate Committee to Vote on Clean Water Restoration Act
Leading Sportsmen’s Groups Reaction to Clean Water Restoration Vote .
Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will vote on the Clean Water Restoration Act (S. 787) on Thursday June 18, 2009 in a markup hearing beginning at 10 am. The bill has strong endorsements from leading conservation groups, including Ducks Unlimited, the National Wildlife Federation, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and Trout Unlimited.
Following the Senate EPW Committee vote find out the reaction of America’s leading sportsmen advocates for protecting clean, safe drinking water. Join the experts on clean water and wetlands from Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, National Wildlife Federation and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership for an update on what the committee vote means for wetlands and streams and what the next steps will be for clean water and wetlands.
More than 20 million acres of wetlands and thousands of miles of streams have lost their protection from drainage and destruction under the Clean Water Act. Two Supreme Court cases, and the regulatory guidance that followed from the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency, stripped these protections. The Clean Water Restoration would restore these safeguards and ensure clean drinking water for all Americans, as well protect millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of miles of streams used by America’s wildlife.
This will be a remote conference – members of the media are encouraged to call in to the conference.
Dr. Scott Yaich, Director of Conservation Programs for Ducks Unlimited.
Jan Goldman-Carter, Wetlands and Water Resources Counsel, National Wildlife Federation.
Steve Moyer, Vice-President for Conservation Programs, Trout Unlimited.
Geoff Mullins, Policy Initiatives Manager, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
When: Thursday June 18, 2009 at 2 pm (Eastern time)
Call-in Number: 1-866-548-2699
With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest and most effective wetland and waterfowl conservation organization with more than 12 million acres conserved. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands – nature’s most productive ecosystem – and continues to lose more than 80,000 wetland acres each year.