1. CLEAN WATER ACT
A hunter's view: No such thing as an isolated wetland
BURAS, La. — When wetlands in the Upper Midwest are drained for agriculture, Ryan Lambert's hunting and fishing lodge takes a beating — even though it's a thousand miles away in coastal Louisiana. "The farmers say draining doesn't affect anything because 'it's not connected.'" he says. "It's not connected? Shoot! Everything north has to come south. That's the way it works." Looming changes to federal Clean Water Act protections might mean more trouble for Lambert and other sportsmen.