Ted Williams's Blog Archive April, 2012
As Americans Mark the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, U.S. House of Representatives Takes Another Step Backward
The Izaak Walton League of America, National Wildlife Federation, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and Trout Unlimited issued the following statement today concerning the Rehberg Amendment to the House Energy and Water Appropriations Bill:
We are deeply disappointed that some in Congress continue to block progress to restore Clean Water Act protections for streams, wetlands, and other waters. Once again, the House Energy and Water Appropriations bill includes a rider barring the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing and implementing science-based Clean Water Act guidance. Unfortunately, the House is picking up where it left off last year by pushing policies that threaten our most important natural resource.
"The farm bill is never an easy process, and it certainly isn’t any easier under current budget conditions," said Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. “We’re dealing with a broad range of issues that are important to Americans, from conservation to nutrition and it’s important we get a bill done this year.
The four dams on the Lower Snake River are pure boondoggle costing the taxpayers over $700,000,000 per year in salmon recovery. These three Judge Redden videos were published in the Idaho Statesman today.
If that kind of cash could be spent on native species that are endangered, they wouldn't be.