Senate Moves to Protect America's Waters


Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and the members of the Senate
Environment and Public Works Committee voted to restore Clean Water Act protections
for all of the nation's lakes, streams, and wetlands last week, earning the
praise of the National Wildlife Federation and conservationists nationwide.




waters are closer to again having the comprehensive Clean Water Act protections
that Congress intended," said Jan Goldman-Carter, Wetlands and Water
Resources Counsel, National Wildlife Federation. "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

Published: June 23, 2009