"Senate Panel Approves Wetlands Bill"

"Environmentalists praised Senate lawmakers on Thursday for approving legislation that more clearly defines which bodies of water are subject to federal regulation.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted, 12 to 7, to approve legislation sponsored by Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisc., that would amend the federal law -- Clean Water Act of 1972 -- by replacing the term 'navigable waters' with 'waters of the United States,' among other changes."

Darrell A. Hughes reports for Dow Jones June 18, 2009.

See Also:

Committee Moves Clean Water Bill (Environment News Service)


Source: Dow Jones, 06/19/2009