These amendments have no place in a spending bill and they effectively aim to “handcuff” EPA and other federal agencies from enforcing current law or help to relax current law:
Amendment No. 10 from Rep. Cliff Stearns (FL-6) would prevent EPA from developing or issuing standards that list coal ash as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Amendment No. 13 from Rep. Tom Rooney (FL-16) would stop EPA from using its funding to implement, administer or enforce new water quality standards for Florida’s lakes and flowing waters, which were issued in November.
Amendment No. 109 from Griffith (VA-9) would block EPA from using its funding to implement or enforce new guidance for the review of water pollution from proposed coal-mining projects, including mountain-top removal mining.
Amendment No. 216 from Rep. David McKinley (WV-1) would stop EPA from administering or enforcing section 404 (c) of the Clean Water Act, which governs dredge-and-fill permits.
Amendment No. 217 from McKinley (WV-1) would also block the EPA coal ash rules.
Amendment No. 218 from Rep. Bill Johnson (OH-6) would prevent EPA from issuing new rules for the circumstances under which mining may be conducted near streams or from conducting an environmental impact statement on the impact of the rules.
Amendment No. 230 from Rep. Goodlatte (VA-6) would block EPA from implementing the federally-mandated water pollution “diet” for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Amendment No. 279 from Rep. Aaron Schock (IL-18) would stop EPA from using its funding to re-evaluate health effects of the approved herbicide atrazine, a known endocrine-disruptor.
Amendment No. 289 from McClintock (CA-4) would block the Department of the Interior from issuing grants under the WaterSMART program. This conservation initiative, which was created by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last year, is intended to find solutions for the water crisis in West. [Water should be used for needs, but not move so much water that it is displaced to areas of greed. (i.e. Las Vegas or water intensive plants in desert agriculture)]
|Member Name||DC Phone||DC FAX|
|Senator Richard G. Lugar (R- IN)||202-224-4814||202-228-0360|
|Senator Dan Coats (R- IN)||202-224-5623||202-228-1377|
|Representative Peter J. Visclosky (D – 01)||202-225-2461||202-225-2493|
|Representative Joe Donnelly (D – 02)||202-225-3915||202-225-6798|
|Representative Marlin A. Stutzman (R – 03)||202-225-4436||202-226-9870|
|Representative Todd Rokita (R – 04)||202-225-5037||202-226-0544|
|Representative Dan Burton (R – 05)||202-225-2276||202-225-0016|
|Representative Mike Pence (R – 06)||202-225-3021||202-225-3382|
|Representative Andre Carson (D – 07)||202-225-4011||202-225-5633|
|Representative Larry Bucshon (R – 08)||202-225-4636||202-225-3284|
|Representative Todd C. Young (R – 09)||202-225-5315||202-226-6866|