Waterfowlers are a group that stands to lose a lot if Clean Water Act protections aren't restored to more than 20 million acres of isolated wetlands. Learn more about Why Clean Water Matters to Duck Hunters
Senate Committee Passes Clean Water Protections
The Senate Environment and Public has taken the first steps to restoring Clean Water Act protections to millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of miles of streams by passing the Baucus-Klobuchar Compromise for Clean Water, and amended Clean Water Restoration Act that will better protect farmers and ranchers' lands as well as protect millions of acres of wetlands.
Passing this bill is the first step to restoring protections for wetlands and streams that were lost in the wake of the SWANCC and Rapanos Supreme Court cases. The bill now goes to the Senate floor.
Several harmful amendments to the Clean Water Compromise were offered, including one that specifically removed clean water protection for prairie potholes - which would have threatened the millions of ducksthat nest and breed on them.
DU members and supporters are still critical to moving this bill forward - Contact your Members of Congress now and urge them to support the Baucus-Klobuchar Compromise for Clean Water!
Learn more about the Senate Committee vote
Read the text of the Baucus-Klobuchar Compromise for Clean Water
Millions of acres of waterfowl habitat at risk
Millions of acres of wetlands are in danger of being polluted or drained because they are considered "geographically isolated"—even though these areas are critical for America's drinking water and waterfowl habitat.
Ducks Unlimited is supporting efforts to protect these wetlands for people and waterfowl, ensuring that these habitats aren't lost to us permanently.
Ducks Unlimited needs your help to secure these wetlands now and forever, and protect them from pollutants and destruction.