On September 9, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 262–152 to pass a bill backed by Rep. Bob Gibbs of Ohio “that aims to dial back a proposed federal regulation expanding the scope of the federal Clean Water Act,” reports The Columbus Dispatch. At issue is a rule that expands the jurisdiction of the EPA’s Clean Water Act into state and local waters; the bill would prevent the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from enforcing that rule. In the article, Gibbs said of the bill, “[t]he agencies’ attempt to expand their jurisdiction…will have serious consequences for the nation’s economy, threaten jobs and restrict landowners to make decisions about their property.” Whit Fosburgh, president and CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, disagreed. He said the expanded jurisdiction is “a perfectly reasonable way to protect waters as well as the tourism, hunting and fishing industries that rely on those waters.” President Barack Obama has said he will veto the bill if it comes to his desk. For more, read the full article.