18 Jun 2009 Pop Quiz on the Clean Water Restoration Act
1) Which two states hate the Clean Water Restoration Act so much, their legislatures actually passed resolutions urging the Congress not to enact it?
A. Texas and Oklahoma
B. Georgia and Alabama
C. Washington and Oregon
D. Idaho and Montana
C. Rhode Island and Massachusetts
2) Which of the following groups oppose the Clean Water Restoration Act?
A. National Association of Counties
B. National Cattlemen’s Association
C. American Farm Bureau
D. National Association of Home Builders
E. All of the above
3) Which is more accurate:
A. The original Clean Water Act, which remains in effect, was intended to cover all waters in the United States, but the U.S. Supreme Court limited its scope. The Clean Water Restoration Act would simply restore the original scope of the Clean Water Act.
B. The original Clean Water Act, which remains in effect, limited federal authority to “navigable” waters of the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld this definition. The Clean Water Restoration Act would expand federal authority beyond navigable waters to virtually every drop of water in the United States, including water on private property.
Answer to 1: D – Idaho (House and Senate) and Montana (Senate).
Answer to 2: E
Answer to 3: B
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