Take Action - Bill Strips Clean Water Act Protections from Pesticides: Oppose HR 872
Ask your U.S. Representative to stand with you in opposing the chemical industry’s Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011, H.R. 872, which will limit badly needed protection of our nation’s waterways from pesticide contamination. The bill would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA) to eliminate provisions requiring pesticide applicators to obtain a permit to allow pesticides or their residues to enter waterways. This bi-partisan bill has already been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and by the House Committee on Agriculture and now heads to the floor next week (week of March 28) for a full House vote.