Dirty-Water Bills in the 112th Congress<br />H.R. 872-- Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011<br />H.R. 2018– Clean Wate...
H.R. 2018- The Dirtiest Water Bill<br />H.R. 2018 would roll back the key provisions of the CWA that have been the underpi...
Appropriations Levels are on the Decline<br />
FY2012 Anti-Environmental Rider Counter<br />Deleted     Proposed<br />Agriculture Appropriations1<br />Commerce Appropria...
Piling OnDirty Water Riders<br /><ul><li>Amendment to block EPA and Corps  of Engineers from issuing guidance to clarify C...
Amendment to block the issuance of court ordered Numeric Nutrient Standards for Florida waters.
Amendment to prohibit all EPA funds, including GLRI, to any GL state that has a stronger ballast water standard than weake...
Amendment to block the implementation of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.
Amendment to force National Research Council to defend its position on pesticide registration and restrictions under the E...
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  1. 1. Dirty-Water Bills in the 112th Congress<br />H.R. 872-- Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011<br />H.R. 2018– Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011<br />H.R. 2840: Commercial Vessel Discharges Reform Act of 2011<br />S.602 : Clearing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens Act<br />S.1392 : EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011<br />S.1538 : Regulatory Time-Out Act of 2011<br />
  2. 2. H.R. 2018- The Dirtiest Water Bill<br />H.R. 2018 would roll back the key provisions of the CWA that have been the underpinning of 40 years of progress in making the Nation’s waters fishable, swimmable, and drinkable.  <br /> <br />H.R. 2018 could limit efforts to safeguard communities by removing the Federal Government’s authority to take action when State water quality standards are not protective of public health.  <br /> <br />H.R. 2018 would restrict EPA’s authority to take action when it finds that a State’s CWA permit or permit program is inadequate and would shorten EPA’s review and collaboration with the Army Corps of Engineers on permits for dredged or fill material. <br />  <br />H.R. 2018 would disrupt the carefully constructed complementary CWA roles for EPA, the Army Corps of Engineers, and States in protecting water quality.  <br /> <br />H.R. 2018 will eliminate EPA’s ability to protect water quality and public health in downstream States from actions in upstream States, and could increase the number of lawsuits challenging State permits.<br /> <br /> In sum, H.R. 2018 would upset the CWA’s balanced approach to improve water quality across the Nation, risking the public health and economic benefits of cleaner waters.  <br />
  3. 3. Appropriations Levels are on the Decline<br />
  4. 4. FY2012 Anti-Environmental Rider Counter<br />Deleted Proposed<br />Agriculture Appropriations1<br />Commerce Appropriations 1<br />Energy and Water Appropriations 7<br />Homeland Security Appropriations 1<br />Interior & Environment Appropriations* 1 42<br />State & Foreign Operations Appropriations 1<br />Transportation Appropriations 1<br />Total154<br />(X) = Bill has been signed into law<br />(V) = Bill has been vetoed<br />* = includes provisions amended to no longer be objectionable<br />
  5. 5. Piling OnDirty Water Riders<br /><ul><li>Amendment to block EPA and Corps of Engineers from issuing guidance to clarify Clean Water Act jurisdiction regarding wetlands, headwater streams and others.
  6. 6. Amendment to block the issuance of court ordered Numeric Nutrient Standards for Florida waters.
  7. 7. Amendment to prohibit all EPA funds, including GLRI, to any GL state that has a stronger ballast water standard than weaker international standards.
  8. 8. Amendment to block the implementation of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.
  9. 9. Amendment to force National Research Council to defend its position on pesticide registration and restrictions under the Endangered Species Act.
  10. 10. Amendment to Undermine the Consensus Agreement to Restore California’s San Joaquin River
  11. 11. Amendment to block measures to save endangered salmon on the Columbia-Snake River.
  12. 12. Amendment to block the Corps of Engineers from Supporting the Condit Dam Removal on the Salmon River in Washington.
  13. 13. Amendment to block funding to reintroduce salmon to the San Joaquin River. 
  14. 14. Amendment to block funding for the Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study.
  15. 15. Amendment to block the National Park Service from enforcing the law on waters in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.
  16. 16. Amendment to block EPA and Corps of Engineers from issuing guidance to clarify Clean Water Act jurisdiction regarding wetlands, headwater streams and others.
  17. 17. Amendment to block the Office of Surface Mining from revising regulations that protect streams from Surface Mining.
  18. 18. Amendment to block EPA oversight of Mountaintop Mining and bars the use of science linking mining and water quality impairments.
  19. 19. Amendment to interrupt the review of coal ash disposal standards.
  20. 20. Amendment to block EPA and Corps of Engineers from issuing guidance to clarify Clean Water Act jurisdiction regarding wetlands, headwater streams and others.
  21. 21. Amendment to block EPA’s ability to regulate discharges from power plant cooling towers.
  22. 22. Amendment to provide a Clean Water Exemption for Forest Roads
  23. 23. Amendment to block EPA from updating its stormwater discharge regulations or related MS4 permits.
  24. 24. Amendment to block EPA from requiring polluters pay for Superfund clean-ups.
  25. 25. Amendment to block the EPA from designating new wetlands in areas that have been declared Federal Disaster Areas.
  26. 26. Amendment to prevent guidance to properly label toxic pesticides.</li></li></ul><li>
  27. 27.
  28. 28. Key Great Lakes Political Targets<br />Super-Members<br />Senator Portman (OH)<br />Rep. Camp (MI-4)<br />Rep. Upton (MI-6)<br />Senator Durbin (IL)<br />Senator Shumer (NY)<br />Senator Stabenow (MI)<br />
  29. 29. Appropriators<br />Senator Johnson (WI)<br />Senator Durbin (IL)<br />Senator Brown (OH)<br />Senator Kirk (IL)<br />Senator Kohl (WI)<br />Rep. Jackson (IL- 2)<br />Rep. LaTourette (OH-14)<br />Rep. Kaptur (OH- 9)<br />

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