Currently Congress is debating legislation designed to block important clean water protections recently proposed by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers. Unfortunately special interests are waging an all out fight to block implementation of the new Clean Water Rule. The House voted earlier this summer to block the Clean Water Rule and similar legislation is up for a vote before the Senate. Lawsuits are also being prepared.
The new Clean Water Rule will help protect the streams and wetlands that are the headwaters of drinking water supplies for one in three U.S. residents.