In May of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court significantly weakened the reach of the Clean Water Act, our nation’s 51-year-old water pollution control law. Under this misguided decision, most wetlands and numerous streams are again vulnerable to pollution and destruction. Thankfully, the Clean Water Act of 2023, introduced on October 18, 2023, would undo much of the damage caused by the Court. Please urge your member of Congress to support this critical legislation!
The Clean Water Act of 2023 makes it clear that wetlands and streams are protected water resources and reaffirms Congress’ commitment to safeguarding water quality around the country. It also directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to periodically review exemptions to the Clean Water Act to ensure the protection of human health and the environment based on the best available science. Send a message to your Representative today!