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  • 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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All Media Inquiries

Michael Reinemer, Director of Communications and Editor of Outdoor America Cell: 703-966-9574, 301-548-0150 ext 220 

Agriculture Policy: Expert staff
Duane Hovorka, Agriculture Program Director –

Environmental Legislation: Expert staff

Jared Mott, Conservation Director –

Water Quality: Expert staff

Samantha Briggs, Clean Water Program Director –

Virginia: Kira Carney, Save Our Streams Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic region – Chesapeake Bay: Emily Bialowas, Chesapeake Monitoring and Outreach Program Coordinator – Missouri River Region: Paul Lepisto, Regional Conservation Coordinator, Missouri River Initiative –
All Media Inquiries

Michael Reinemer, Director of Communications and Editor of Outdoor America. Cell: 703-966-9574, 301-548-0150 ext 220