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Bill would remove lead tackle, bullets from EPA rule

ENVIRONMENT — Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., is co-sponsoring a bill in Congress that would protect fishing and hunting gear from environmental lawsuits, according to a report in Northwest Sportsman Magazine.
 
Washington's 5th District Congresswoman is among 37 representatives cosponsoring “The Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Protection Act, HR 1558, introducd in mid-April.  Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is among one of four co-sponsors of a companion bill, S 838, in the upper chamber.

The bills would modify the Toxic Substances Control Act to exempt bullets, shot, weights, lures and hooks, among other items, from EPA regulation.




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