Federal Wetland Programs

House Com. Approves Bill to Rein EPA

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee – June 22, 2011

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today approved a bipartisan bill to reverse the erosion of the states’ authority and partnership with the federal government under the Clean Water Act. This well-established and effective cooperative relationship has come under increasing attack by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

H.R. 2018, the “Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011,” was introduced in the House in May by Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) and Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall (D-WV). Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) and U.S. Rep. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) are also original cosponsors. For full press release, click here.