Tag Archives: drinking water

May 4th 2010

If anyone knows the Clean Water Act, it is Rep. Oberstar

U.S. Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.) has been Congressman for more than 40 years. During his expansive political career he has been a leader in helping to pass laws to protect the nation’s waterways. Recently, Rep. Oberstar introduced America’s Commitment to … Continue reading

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April 21st 2010

House Bill Would Bring Restoration and Economic Recovery to the Great Lakes

More than 66 percent of Great Lakes wetlands have been filled in or destroyed, Ohio has lost 90 percent of her wetlands, and wetlands provide an essential ingredient in clean water and great lakes restoration. Today, Minnesota Rep. Jim Oberstar … Continue reading

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December 16th 2009

US House Expected to Pass Jobs Bill Tonight: Promising News for Great Lakes Water Infrastructure

Tonight is the night that the US House intends to put people to work modernizing this nation’s water infrastructure. The jobs bill that is expected to pass tonight provides $1 billion for clean water and $1 billion for drinking water … Continue reading

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October 16th 2009

Rep. Jim Oberstar’s Panel Investigates the Diminishing Clean Water Act

After 37 years, the goals of the Clean Water Act continue to elude us. That is why the US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing yesterday to find out what needs to be done to fulfill the promise … Continue reading

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October 8th 2009

Clean Up the Murky Waters with the Clean Water Restoration Act

While Congress debates whether or not to pass the Clean Water Restoration Act, millions of Americans are getting their drinking water from streams that could lose protection under the current interpretation of the Clean Water Act because agencies such as … Continue reading

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