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Old 01-08-2008, 07:43   #1
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Clean Boating Act Signed Into Law

The following email provides great news for all boaters:

Dear BoatU.S. Member,

Thanks to some great teamwork, the threat of a new EPA discharge permit for all your boats is gone!

On Tuesday night, President Bush signed into law "The Clean Boating Act of 2008," which gives recreational boats a permanent exemption for the court imposed EPA discharge permit.

I thank each of you for helping create this victory for boating. Every time we asked for your help, you were there to push the legislation further down the path towards successful passage. You contacted your Members of Congress and helped them understand the importance of boating in your life. And Congress heard the loud voices of tens of thousands of boaters! Nice work!

Enjoy the rest of the summer on the water!

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Old 01-08-2008, 08:06   #2
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Dang you beat me to posting it...

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Whew....that was close. Logic prevails this time.

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Dang you beat me to posting it...
Nope, I did, yesterday Am.
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You have to get up very early to beat Gord. Given the nature of the news it does deserve to be repeated. I was more expecting it to be delayed long enough make a real problem. It was a ripe target for amendments. As it was a few things got attached.

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