08/02/2011 Update: Congress is now adjourning for their summer break until September 6. Many of the dirty water bills and riders that we have been monitoring are now on hold. We expect that many of the dirty water bills and appropriations proposals, with dangerous policy riders and serious funding cuts to environmental programs, will be resurrected in some way, shape or form this Fall, whether in Continuing Resolutions or an Omnibus Funding package.
Last month, we told you about HR 2018, a dirty water bill that passed out of committee with ZERO public debate. The bill is probably the boldest attempt we have seen in years to dismantle the Clean Water Act.
Many of you took action, writing to your respresentative and urging him or her to vote NO on HR 2018.
Despite our best efforts, HR 2018 has passed the House and is now headed for the Senate. What's more, several other bills could soon be on their way to the Senate floor.
We need to take action RIGHT NOW and tell our US Senators to vote no on ALL DIRTY WATER BILLS! Take action below!