Key Clean Water Bill Moves Forward

DucksGreat news today from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which passed the Clean Water Restoration Act! It now heads to the full Senate.

Here’s what Jan Goldman-Carter, the National Wildlife Federation’s wetlands and water resources counsel, had to say:

America’s waters are closer to again having the comprehensive Clean Water Act protections that Congress intended. This bill restores critical protections for our nation’s increasingly-precious fresh water resources while respecting private property rights and continuing longstanding Clean Water Act exemptions for agriculture and forestry.

Today was the first step for this important bill. Now the full Senate and the House of Representatives need to finish the job and ensure the health of our nation’s wetlands, lakes and streams for current and future generations of both wildlife and people.

Please take a moment right now to urge your senator to pass the Clean Water Restoration Act!