When people at work start talking about Mitt and Newt and Barak and other fictional characters, I always think exactly the same thing: “Man, I have GOT to tie some flies tonight.” But then sometimes someone makes a good point and I have to snap out of it and do the right thing.
Note: if you’re the type to keep your mouth shut and hope someone else will do something about problems we face together as a society, then please stop reading here and click on one of this blog’s frivolous other posts about navel-gazing and how the meaning of life is all wrapped up in fly fishing, bla bla.
For the rest of you, the article linked below explains a cryptic legislative maneuver deep in the stinky bowels of the U.S. Congress to make it easier to get around the Clean Water Act, a piece of federal legislation that safeguards this country’s waterways and wetlands from haphazard development and mismanagement. The Clean Water Act forces federal agencies, state governments, municipalities, and private companies to comply with certain standards when it comes to working around water resources. It’s often the only thing preventing China-style environmental practices.
Trout Unlimited makes it really easy to say something about stuff like this—TU’s Action Center can put you in touch with your congressional delegation in less time than it takes you to read the article (provided you know your own Zip Code—if you don’t, you’ll have to look that up). So take five or ten minutes here and read this article. If you feel so inclined, click through the Action Center (it’s linked in the article), find your congressional contact info, and dash off a quick message.
Gonna go and tie those flies now.