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In April, 2009, Senator Feingold (D-WI) introduced (and gathered 24 co-sponsors already) legislation, S. 787, to fundamentally change the definition of “water” under control of the federal government.
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http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.787:
SEC. 4. DEFINITION OF WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Section 502 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1362) is amended–
(1) by striking paragraph (7);
(2) by re-designating paragraphs (8) through (25) as paragraphs (7) through (24), respectively; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
(25) WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES- The term `waters of the United States’ means all waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide, the territorial seas, and all interstate and intrastate waters and their tributaries, including lakes, rivers, streams (including intermittent streams), mudflats, sandflats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, playa lakes, natural ponds, and all impoundments of the foregoing, to the fullest extent that these waters, or activities affecting these waters, are subject to the legislative power of Congress under the Constitution.’
SEC. 5. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) is amended
(1) by striking `navigable waters of the United States’ each place it appears and inserting `waters of the United States’
(2) in section 304(l)(1) by striking `NAVIGABLE WATERS’ in the heading and inserting `WATERS OF THE UNITED
STATES’; and
(3)by striking `navigable waters’ each place it appears and inserting `waters of the United States”
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SAMPLE LETTER TO SENATOR FEINGOLD FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE HERE.
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To U.S. Senator Russ Feingold

Regarding Senate Bill 787


You have been elected by the people of the State of Wisconsin to serve your constituency. Since when does making a law to turn over our waterways to the Federal Government serve the people of our state?! Furthermore, all residents and industry throughout the Midwest U.S. could be jeopardized and penalized by this law.

We, the People of Wisconsin, believe in States Rights and the rights of voters in our elections to be responsibly represented by public officials in Washington who represent and respect our local interests – which this bill clearly does not do!

If you proceed with this hazardous legislation, you can expect that We the People will spread the word of your betrayal of our trust to all voters in Wisconsin and to all fellow residents throughout the Midwest. There was a time we respected your diligence and trusted your representation. There was even a time many in Wisconsin considered you fit for even higher office. Any movement forward on S 787 will demonstrate your negligence of the needs of the population you have been sworn to represent.

We have a right to expect our Senator to represent our interests. Stop S 787  Now!

Yours truly

(A __________(Your state) resident and voter)
This letter will be most effective if you include your name and address.
However you can send it anonymously if you prefer.

Do not email the Senator. Emails are not effective. Send a FAX or mail him/her a letter. Feingold’s information is:

Senator Feingold’s Offices

Middleton
1600 Aspen Commons
Middleton, WI 53562-4716
(608) 828-1200
TDD (608) 828-1215
Fax (608) 828-1203

Milwaukee
517 East Wisconsin Ave., Room 408
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4504
(414) 276-7282
Fax (414) 276-7284

La Crosse
425 State St., Room 225
La Crosse, WI 54601-3341
(608) 782-5585
Wausau
Firstar Plaza
401 5th St., Room 410
Wausau, WI 54403
(715) 848-5660
Green Bay
1640 Main Street
Green Bay, WI 54302-2639
(920) 465-7508
Washington, DC
506 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-4904
(202) 224-5323
TDD (202) 224-1280
Fax (202) 224-2725

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If we lose control of our own Great Lakes we lose our link to the wellspring of life!

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