Without a hearing or public discussion, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted to strip states and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of their fundamental responsibility to protect our nation’s waters from toxic pesticides. HR 872 amends the Clean Water Act (CWA) and federal pesticide law to prohibit authorities from requiring a permit for the discharge of pesticides in waterways. Having already passed the House of Representatives, The fate of our nation’s waters rests in the hands of the Senate.
your Senators to oppose HR 872, the pesticide industry’s latest move in their
assault on our environmental laws. Email
your Senators and call their offices as well.