By Sara Lu, Colorado Director – Follow our Colorado Team on Twitter (@CleanWaterCO1)
Wednesday, the US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a joint Congressional hearing on EPA’s proposal to close loopholes in Clean Water Act protections for small streams and wetlands. I was proud to hear Clear Creek County Commissioner Tim Mauck make a compelling case for this overdue proposal to protect clean water. Tim pushed back on many of the myths opponents of this common sense rule have trotted out since it was proposed in March 2014.
Commissioner Mauck, a second-term member of the Clear Creek County Commission in Colorado gave persuasive testimony about the importance of healthy streams and wetlands to Colorado, our businesses and our natural resources. Protecting these vital water bodies has been a priority for Clean Water Action for over decade. Thank you Tim for your powerful testimony!