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Table 1

Swamped With Cash: Table 1

March 1, 1996

Table 1.

In ten states, at least three million acres of wetlands would lose Clean Water Act protection under S. 851 and H.R. 961.

State Minimum wetlands acres that lose protection under H.R. 961 Minimum wetlands acres that lose protection under S. 851
Texas 7,231,791 6,851,171
Florida 5,519,150 7,174,895
Minnesota 5,220,000 4,611,000
North Carolina 4,978,313 4,978,313
Georgia 4,763,082 4,763,082
Michigan 4,745,890 4,745,890
South Carolina 4,551,843 4,551,843
Louisiana 3,777,206 3,777,206
Alabama 3,556,772 3,632,448
Wisconsin 3,198,835 2,825,638
Total, Contiguous U.S. 73,978,817 74,410,275

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service data and results of interagency field tests.