Clean Water Restoration Act

October 28, 2009--Groups seek protection for streams (Coloradoan)

As environmentalists lobby for passage of a bill in the U.S. Senate that would protect small mountain streams and drinking water sources from pollution, two Colorado groups are looking for support for possible similar legislation in the House.


June 19, 2009--Crapo warns he'll filibuster clean water bill (Denver Post)

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo is threatening to use "every tool and privilege" he has to slow or stop federal legislation aimed at bolstering the federal Clean Water Act.

May 26, 2009--Outdoor groups back expanded Clean Water Act (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Several sporting and conservation groups put a high priority on winning approval of the Clean Water Restoration Act. Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and the National Wildlife Federation all list the measure, S 787 by Russ Feingold, D-Wis., as a major issue.


May 26, 2009--Outdoor groups back expanded Clean Water Act (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Several sporting and conservation groups put a high priority on winning approval of the Clean Water Restoration Act. Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and the National Wildlife Federation all list the measure, S 787 by Russ Feingold, D-Wis., as a major issue.


December 16, 2008--Bush Administration covered up 500+ blocked water pollution cases (Environmental News Service)

The results of a Congressional investigation released today detail the collapse of the Clean Water Act enforcement program in the wake of a Supreme Court decision that clouded the question of whether river

May 22, 2008--Proposed change to water law riles landowners (USA Today)

A proposal backed by environmentalists to change one word in the Clean Water Act and subject tens of millions more acres of land to new federal oversight has ranchers and farmers fuming. "It's a huge grab for more federal intervention in our lives, and we don't need that," says Montana cattle rancher Randy Smith says.


April 18, 2008--Rep. Salazar applauds no action on water bill (Alamosa News)

According to U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Manassa, the key sponsor of the proposed Clean Water Restoration Act agreed this week to slow down efforts to pass the legislation through Congress. The bill has been criticized for expanding the federal government’s jurisdiction over water in the United States. Rep.


October 3, 2007--New wetlands rules could hang river and streams out to dry (Summit Daily News)

New rules outlining federal control over impacts to wetlands have caused one environmental group to write a letter to Colorado Gov. Ritter. Only about 25 percent of the state's streams and rivers flow year-round, while the rest are seasonal.


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