1992 Scorecard Vote
Wetlands provide essential fish and wildlife habitat, improve water quality by acting as a natural filter for pollutants, protect private and public property against flooding, and serve other valuable functions. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that the country drains over 290,000 acres of wetlands each year.
Representative Jimmy Hayes (D, LA-7) introduced H.R. 1330, a bill which would gut provisions of the Clean Water Act to endanger millions of acres of wetlands across the country. Congress must work to strengthen Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and deter legislation, such as the Hayes bill, which would weaken protection for this vanishing habitat.
LCV considers cosponsorship of H.R. 1330 to be an anti-environment action. Currently, there are 175 cosponsors of H.R. 1330.