A large coalition of outdoor and environmental groups urged House members to amend the bill or vote against it. They shared their specific concerns in a letter to House members but to no avail. The bill as passed avoids dealing with real problems and would make it impossible for the Department of Natural Resources and the Pollution Control Agency to make any progress on water issues. The bill includes the pro polluter bill described in the March 8 post–New Republican strategy: redesign government for the benefit of polluters.
My floor comments outlining my opposition to the bill are here.