There are three proposed regulatory actions currently at play that if finalized, will have impact on our members and industry. Those proposals are:
- EPA’s proposal to regulate greenhouse gas emission from existing power plants;
- EPA and the Corps of Engineers proposal to expand the definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act; and
- U.S. F&WS and National Marine Fisheries Service’s proposal to modify critical habitat designations as part of the Endangered Species Act.
The U.S. Congress began it’s August recess this week and Congressionals will be home in their States and districts meeting with constituents. The next month is a good time for you to tell your Members of Congress and their staff about the concerns you have with these three proposed regulatory actions.
To aid you in your conversations with your elected officials, NWPPA has pulled together background and talking points on each of these three proposals. In addition, we have included a document that you can print to produce a pocket guide with short but effective talking points on each of the three proposals. (Simply print and fold the guide where marked).
One final note: We’ve included a list of votes by NWPPA congressional delegations members on the package of ESA reform legislation sponsored by Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA). As you know, that legislation passed the House last week. Please consult the list of votes to thank those of your Members of Congress that supported that legislation and also to identify those that did not and who may need to hear from you on ESA issues.
Please feel free to call Anita Decker at 360-254-0109, Nicole Case at 530-530-0790 or Scott Lowry at 360-816-1448 with any questions.
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