From the Colorado Independent (Virginia Chamlee):
“This is not about the state versus the EPA. This is about clean water versus dirty water, plain and simple,” says Earthjustice senior legislative counsel Joan Mulhern, in a press release.
Among those to vote against the bill was Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., who offered a failed amendment that would have exempted water that are sources of public drinking water and provided flood protection for communities.
More H.R. 2018: The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011 coverage here.