WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Clean Water Act of 2023 would restore crucial and commonsense protections for waterways and wetlands in the wake of the dangerous U.S. Supreme Court’s Sackett decision. The National Wildlife Federation thanked the bill’s sponsors, U.S. Reps. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.), Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.), and Don Beyer (D-Va.), and urged the House to swiftly take up the legislation.
“Our clean drinking water is facing a pending crisis— from wetlands and streams to people’s taps — in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Sackett decision,” said Jessie Ritter, associate vice president for water resources and coastal policy at the National Wildlife Federation. “Congressman Rick Larsen’s legislation would restore crucial and commonsense protections for waterways and wetlands and help ensure that clean drinking water remains within reach for people across the country. Thank you to Representatives Larsen, Napolitano, Stansbury, and Beyer for leading this crucial effort.”
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