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8/14/15 Cactus and Pine Holds Town Hall Meeting to Educate Policymakers on Water Use by Golf Courses in AZ

The Cactus and Pine recently hosted a Town Hall Meeting on Golf Course Water Use in AZ. This event, aimed towards informing legislators, public agencies, utility providers, allied affiliations, and media, featured several informative presentations. Feel free to read a recap and review the slides of the presentations below

*UPDATE* ON STATUS OF H.R. 5078, the "Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act"

       To support the vote, starting Friday, we sent an H.R. 5078 letter from our CEO Rhett Evans to the full House, 28 chapters sent individual letters to the House, and almost 300 individuals sent 400+ letters to the House through our action alert.  THANK YOU for having your voice heard on this vote – it made a difference!

       In conjunction with the vote Tuesday, GCSAA’s Communications Team pushed out a press release letting the world know we joined the Waters Advocacy Coalition. It gained some traction. Received mention in The Hill, which is a must read on Capitol Hill. Mention was also in the Energy & Environment Overnight section of The Hill. We were mentioned on Fox & Friends yesterday morning as well as the Herman Cain show in Nashville. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/217112-epa-waters-rule-threatens-the-golf-course-industry-says

Action now turns to the Senate. I’ll be on a WAC call this afternoon to talk Senate strategy. This will be a much harder lift, plus President Obama issued a veto threat earlier this week on this bill. We’ll let you know how you can be helpful moving forward to get this to the finish line."

  • Monday, 9/8:  From Andy Huber, Wickenburg Ranch, President of Cactus and Pine GCSA

    On behalf of the Cactus & Pine Golf Course Superintendents Association, we are writing to urge your support for H.R. 5078, the “Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act”.  

    The golf industry has a major impact in Arizona’s economy by supporting several different industry sectors.  The Cactus & Pine GCSA represents 550 members and 352 golf courses within the state.  READ MORE...

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