Our rivers, lakes, aquifers, and coastal waters aren’t unlimited resources that can handle whatever we take out or dump in. These waters need protection.
NRDC pressures the federal government to protect all U.S. waters under the Clean Water Act. We also fight for policies and practices that ensure a safe and sufficient water supply through efficiency, pollution controls, better management, and infrastructure improvements.
What We're Doing
We make sure this important law—which protects about 60 percent of the nation's bodies of water—doesn't get trampled on by Big Oil and other industries.