The League on Capitol Hill

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The League offers common-sense solutions to today’s conservation problems – a viewpoint that our members of Congress definitely need to hear! League leaders and staff testified on several important issues that affect the goals and mission of the League in 2016, including:

  • Clean Water Act Protections: IWLA Executive Director Scott Kovarovics testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife in support of the "clean water rule," which would restore Clean Water Act protections to critical small streams and wetlands. Georgetown University law professor William Buzbee testified on the constitutionality of the clean water rule. Read both testimonies.

  • Missouri River Health: Paul Lepisto, IWLA Regional Conservation Coordinator, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Public Works’ Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight with recommendations for improving and expanding efforts to restore some of the natural river functions and fish and wildlife habitat in the Missouri River basin. Read Paul’s recommendations.

  • Importance of Clean Water: Past IWLA national president Charles "Chuck" Clayton testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight in a field hearing in South Dakota about the importance of healthy streams and wetlands to hunting and angling, healthy communities, and the robust outdoor recreation economy. Read Chuck's statement from the hearing.