Attack on the Clean Water Act
(H.R. 1732)
Date:May 12, 2015
Issue:Ensuring Healthy Soil & Clean Water: Clean Water: Is it Safe to Drink?
261 votes for
155 votes against
The Right Vote Was a No Vote
Agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) work to implement legislation as passed by Congress, and create rules to define compliance with the law. This bill directed EPA to withdraw a new rule that listed which waters within the U.S. would be protected under the Clean Water Act. Withdrawing this rule leaves streams and wetlands that feed larger sources of water, including drinking water, without protection, and allows irresponsible agricultural producers in particular to send pollution downstream without oversight. It passed the House of Representatives but did not advance in the Senate so did not become law.
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  • The blue-green algae that closes our lakes every summer comes from farm runoff into the water. This algae creates toxins that poison the water. Why did you vote against managing farm runoff and cyanotoxins in the Safe Drinking Water Act? (H.R. 212)
  • I checked opensecrets.org to learn about your campaign contributions. You have taken $X from [pesticide manufacturers]. And you voted for there to be fewer bodies of water protected by the Clean Water Act. Why? (H.R. 1732, H.R. 5078)

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