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Posey, Adams vote to gut Clean Water Act

Written by  Random Justice & others

 

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Updated Aug. 22, 2011

HOUSE VOTES TO GUT CLEAN WATER ACT

Brevard Representatives Posey and Adams vote with Republican majority mostly party-line vote.

Late last week (on July 13, 2011), the U.S. House of Representatives passed The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (HR 2018), a bill that threatens the health of our nation’s waterways, including the St. Johns River. This bill would turn back the clock on forty years of environmental and public health protections and economic benefits that have been provided to us by the Clean Water Act.

Sponsored by Rep. John Mica (FL) and Rep. Nick Rahall (WV), H.R. 2018 would severely limit our ability to ensure the protection of our waterways and our rights as citizens to clean and healthy water. Representatives also voted against an amendment that would have ensured continued protection of municipal drinking water sources.

MORE: http://www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/blog/house-guts-clean-water-act/

(Thanks to St. Johns Riverkeeper)

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HOW DID THEY VOTE?

Republican vote yes: 223 / vote no: 13 / no vote: 3 / total 239 votes yes
Democratic vote yes: 16 / vote no: 171 / no vote: 5  / total 184 votes no

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll573.xml#N

Great graphic shows vote by region:
http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/112/house/1/573

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RELATED ISSUE:

Georgia-Pacific paper mill in Palatka FL wants to build discharge pipe directly into the St. Johns River. St. Johns Riverkeeper, Clean Water Network and others are fighting the proposal and want GP to clean up the discharge.

MORE: http://www.spacecoastprogressivealliance.org/joomla/the-environment/1191-urgent-action-alert-stop-toxic-waste-pipe-into-st-johns-river

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(Thanks to St. Johns Riverkeeper, Random Justice and others)

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