Senate Committee Says “No” to Pesticide Double-Regulation

Craig Regelbrugge January 29 2016

In mid-January, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed S. 659, the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015. During the mark-up, Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID), Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Tom Carper (D-DE) offered an amendment to clarify that Clean Water Act permits are not needed for certain pesticide applications. The amendment was adopted by a 12-8 vote. The bill later passed by the committee by the same margin.

The amendment was the text of S.1500, the Sensible Environmental Protection Act of 2015. S.1500 is similar to legislation introduced in previous congress...

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