Senate Committee to Vote on Clean Water Restoration Act

Senate Committee to Vote on Clean Water Restoration Act
Leading Sportsmen’s Groups Reaction to Clean Water Restoration Vote .

Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited

Washington, DC – -( 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.

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Wow. This legislation would give federal regulators the power to restrict hunting, sport fishing, etc. Did you know that environmentalists think the lead from spent shot hurts the environment and pollutes, so they want to ban hunting near bodies of water (like creeks, rivers, ponds of any size)? This legislation would give unelected bureaucrats the power to do that, and give green groups the power to sue the government if the bureaucrats refuse to do that. Any hunter or sport fisherman or shooting sports fan who urges people to support this bill is out of their mind. Read more at… Read more »