From a Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership press release:

_In a clear vote to protect clean water and essential habitat for fish and wildlife, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today passed an amended version of the Clean Water Restoration Act. The bill as approved reaffirms the original intent of the Clean Water Act to broadly protect water quality and the streams, lakes and wetlands important to our country. The vote today creates momentum for legislation to be introduced and quickly considered in the U.S. House of Representatives. _

“Hunters and anglers know first-hand the importance of wetlands, lakes and streams,” said Geoff Mullins, Policy Initiative Manager at the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.

_”Restoring these clean water protections will ensure that sportsmen can enjoy these resources for generations. Thursday’s committee vote represents the biggest step yet towards restoring these much needed protections in the past eight years.”