EPA again rejects petition to ban lead

The voices of anglers were heard again on Capitol Hill

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KeepAmericaFishing announced in mid-February that the recent petition to ban lead fishing tackle was rejected.

As Bassmaster.com reported in December 2011, three anti-fishing groups petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban lead fishing tackle as well as lead ammunition for shooting and hunting. A similar petition had been filed previously, and after 43,000 anglers voiced their opposition, the EPA rejected it in November 2010.

“Listening to the voices of thousands of activist anglers, on Feb. 14, 2012, the EPA once again rejected the most recent petition to federally ban lead fishing tackle under the Toxic Substances Control Act,” reported KeepAmericaFishing. “KeepAmericaFishing thanks everyone who took action on this important issue.”

KeepAmericaFishing asks for anglers’ support in passing the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act (S. 838/H.R. 1558), which, if passed, will help ensure that future regulations on fishing tackle are established based on scientific fact rather than petitions from anti-fishing groups.

To show your support, click here to notify your members of Congress that you support this bill.

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