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‘Dirty Water’ Rider Fails in Senate

“Today’s vote is a victory for clean water.”

Today, the Senate failed to pass amendment #3811, aimed at blocking the Clean Water Rule. The failure of this amendment should clear the way for the president to sign the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act 2016 (H.R. 2028), assuming it passes both houses of Congress. 
Jan Goldman-Carter, Director of Wetlands and Water Resources for the National Wildlife Federation, commented on today’s vote and the potential passage of H.R. 2028:
“Today’s vote is a victory for clean water and a good sign for successful Senate passage of the energy and water appropriations bill. The American public wants Congress to protect America’s streams and wetlands, not leave them vulnerable. The overall energy and water bill contains several provisions that will benefit wildlife, including those that fund restoration of the Everglades and the Mississippi River Delta.”


Related Resources

Poll: Hunters and Anglers Nationwide Support the Clean Water Rule
Clean Water Rule Safeguards Streams
Presidential Veto Will Protect Clean Water


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