• As Americans Mark the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, U.S. House of Representatives Takes Another Step Backward

    As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act and grapple with remaining water pollution problems, some in Congress would turn back the clock, putting drinking water, essential habitat for fish and wildlife, and the outdoor recreation economy at risk. Members of Congress should stop throwing up roadblocks to progress.
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  • Iowa Congressional Members to Address Farm Bill at February 23rd Forum

    Iowa’s conservation and agricultural leaders will join together in Des Moines to discuss how the 2012 U.S. Farm Bill can better conserve the state’s land, water and rural communities.
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  • The state of our waters: Time is running out

    The Obama administration is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act (CWA) with events across the country this year. But the Act’s 40th anniversary will be a bittersweet one absent action by the administration to restore Clean Water Act protections that once helped stem the loss of wetlands and maintain clean water.
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  • EPA Mercury Rule Protects Health of Vulnerable Americans, Fish and Wildlife

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued requirements to control mercury and other toxic air emissions from coal- and oil-fired power plants – the largest unregulated industrial sources of hazardous air pollution in the United States. The new rules are the culmination of 10 years of work by the Izaak Walton League of America and partner groups to ensure EPA meets its obligations under the Clean Air Act to safeguard the health of all Americans and our natural resources.
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  • Sportsmen Criticize Senate Measure Weakening Clean Water Act

    As the U.S. Senate debates the budget for the Army Corps of Engineers this week, prominent sportsman-conservation groups roundly criticized an amendment that would defund the administration’s work on Clean Water Act guidance that is crucial to sustaining wetlands and waterways.
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  • Healthy Kids Outdoors Act Supports Strategies to Connect Kids with Nature

    Congressman Ron Kind (WI) and Senator Mark Udall (CO) introduced the Healthy Kids Outdoors Act today to support state, local and federal strategies to connect youth and families with the natural world, improve children’s health and support future economic growth and conservation efforts. This legislation will help get Americans active outdoors through natural play; outdoor recreation such as camping, hiking, hunting and fishing; public health initiatives; outdoor learning environments; service learning and other initiatives.
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  • 2012 Duck Stamp Announcement Highlights Value of Wetland Conservation

    This weekend’s selection of the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp art contest winner – whose work will appear on stamps purchased by every duck hunter in America – puts a spotlight on the nation’s troubled wetland ecosystems. The Izaak Walton League, National Wildlife Federation, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and Trout Unlimited support restoring Clean Water Act protections for wetlands and other waters that are critical to fish and wildlife populations and our outdoor traditions.
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  • No Cost Ag Rule Sought in Recs to Super Committee

    The Izaak Walton League of America today urged decision makers to include a no-cost “Conservation Compliance” stipulation in recommendations to the Super Committee to protect America’s farmland, water and wildlife.
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  • 56 Groups Urge Budget Cutters to Protect Agricultural Conservation

    A national coalition of 56 policy and advocacy organizations – including the Izaak Walton League of America – is urging Congress to preserve funding for essential U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs and take additional steps to enhance soil, water quality and wildlife on agricultural land. The coalition outlined a set of key principles that lawmakers should observe as they write the Conservation Title of the 2012 Farm Bill and seek ways to trim the federal deficit.
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  • More Than 250 Sportsmen and Conservation Groups Speak Out for Clean Water

    Today, more than 250 hunter, angler, and conservation groups from 28 states voiced their support for protecting the health of America’s water resources. In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers, the groups stated that they strongly support the agencies’ efforts to clarify which “waters of the United States” are protected by the Clean Water Act.
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