Federal Wetland Programs

H.R. 2018 Undermines CWA, Should Provoke Backlash

By Sherwood Boehlert – Huffington Post – July 13, 2011

Back in 1995, the last time conservative Republicans took control of the House of Representatives, one of the first laws they attacked was the Clean Water Act. As early as today, the House will vote again to undermine that 1972 landmark law, and I hope the results will be the same: a public backlash that stalls environmental rollbacks. The measure the House is considering this week (H.R. 2018) is narrower than the more comprehensive rewrite of the Clean Water Act that House Republicans failed to get enacted in 1995, but it's just as destructive. For full editorial, click here.