|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:34:11 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Sportsmen’s Act stalled|
Why Tester’s Sportsmen's Act hit a snag in the Senate by Matthew Frank Missoula Independent (MT) November 28, 2012Since U.S. Sen. Jon Tester's election six years ago, arguably his greatest legislative achievement, however controversial, was the precedent-setting removal of gray wolves from the endangered species list. If it wasn't evident already, the delisting, which Tester attached as a rider to an unrelated budget bill a year and a half ago, cemented the flat-topped organic farmer as a moderate red-state Democrat eager to broker bipartisan solutions. His reelection earlier in the month appeared to validate that approach.
...But the Sportsmen's Act is also facing intensifying push-back from Democrats concerned about a provision that would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to exclude "shot, bullets and other projectiles, propellants, and primers." They believe the change would preempt efforts by groups such as the Center for Biological Diversity (PDF) to force the Environment Protection Agency to regulate lead ammo and fishing tackle.
... For the entire article, seehttp://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/IndyBlog/archives/2012/11/28/why- testers-sportsmens-act-hit-a-snag-in-the-senate
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