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congress

  • Conservation

    ‘No constituency for orange rivers’

    It’s time for Congress to jump-start abandoned mine cleanups  In testimony before Congress, Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood pressed lawmakers to clear the way for “Good Samaritan” agencies and groups like TU to clean up pollution from abandoned hardrock mines that plague the landscape.  Chris Wood's testimony begins at 00:49 Every single day,…

  • From the field

    Dry spell in Congress

    Congress is deadlocking on public land protection. We deserve better.

    It’s time for Washington to act on public lands protections You grow up in the West and you quickly learn to never whine about rain, even if it comes while the hay is down. That’s because drought is a constant and water is capricious. “Can you remember the last time it rained?” is a far…

  • Climate Change Featured

    The time for action on climate change is now

    As keen observers of nature and careful students of science, anglers know well that the science of climate change is becoming clearer and more indisputable with each passing year.   As high temperature records continue to fall week after week, month after month and year after year, now is the time for TU’s members and supporters to act.  That's why it's critical to…

  • Conservation Featured

    House passes Moving Forward Act

    Bill will put people back to work and help America's trout and salmon in the process The “Moving Forward Act,” H.R. 2, passed the U.S. House today with a vote of 233 to 188. “Clean water and healthy waterways are critical elements of the Nation’s infrastructure system,” said Chris Wood, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited.…

  • Government Affairs

    House Natural Resources Committee advances fish habitat bill

    What Happened? On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the House Natural Resources Committee advanced the National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnerships Act (H.R. 1747). The bipartisan and widely-supported bill, if enacted, will codify and formally recognize the existing National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP). NFHP was created in 2006 by state fisheries agencies and other stakeholders to improve…