News | March 23, 2010

Defending Our Streams and Wetlands

A bipartisan bill before the Senate (the Clean Water Restoration Act) and a companion bill introduced in April 2010 in the House (America’s Commitment to Clean Water Act) would clarify once and for all what Congress originally intended: that all “waters of the United States” are to be protected for our health and welfare, today and in future generations.

SELC is working with partner groups and allies in Congress to advance both pieces of legislation, which reflect the diverse, complex, and interconnected nature of our country’s waterways. If any one part of the system is damaged, the rest will suffer. Congress must act quickly before more damage is done.