Contaminated Waters: Disappointing vote on HR 872
To our great disappointment, on March 31, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (H.R. 872) by a vote of 292-130. This bill reverses a 2009 court order requiring EPA to monitor pesticide discharges into US waterways by requiring permits under the Clean Water Act for farmers who use pesticides. While it would still have to be passed in the Senate and signed by the President to become law, this means that industry is closer to allowing indiscriminate contamination of our waters!
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