Congressman Markey and Congresswoman Napolitano wrote a letter dated August 9, 2011, to the EPA Administrator. In their letter, the Representatives tell EPA that the Agency’s draft Clean Water Act General Permit for pesticides

“as written, will not be sufficiently protective for endangered species, and strongly urge you to adopt the simple conservation measure recommended by the National marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in its recent biological opinion for the PGP.”

Their letter explains in detail and at length why they believe EPA should adopt NMFS’ three recommended Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives for the draft General permit.

The Democrats’ August 9, 2011 letter to EPA is attached below.