June 10, 2003. Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water hearing.
The Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water conducted a hearing to receive testimony regarding the current regulatory and legal status of federal jurisdiction of navigable waters under the Clean Water Act, in light of the issues raised by the Supreme Court in Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 99-1178.
Tuesday, June 10, 2003 Opening Statements:
SD-406 (Hearing Room)
Sen. Michael D. Crapo, of Idaho. Witnesses:
Sen. James M. Inhofe, of Oklahoma.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska.
Sen. Craig Thomas, of Wyoming.
Sen. Bob Graham, of Florida.
Sen. James M. Jeffords, of Vermont.
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, of Connecticut.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, of New York.
Sen. Russell D. Feingold, of Wisconsin. Statements submitted for the record::
G. Tracy Mehan
Assistant Administrator for Water
Environmental Protection Agency
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Works
Department of the Army
Thomas L. Sansonetti
Assistant Attorney General for Environment and Natural Resources
Department of Justice
L. Michael Bogert
Governor of Idaho
Associate in Law
University of Florida
Robert J. Pierce
Wetlands Science Applications, Inc.
Scott Yaich, Ph.D.
Director of Conservation Programs
American Farm Bureau Federation
P. Scott Hassett,
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Management Institute