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Nearly All U.S. Voters Believe It's Important To Protect the Nation's Water, Poll Finds
Walton Family Foundation
Voters are largely unaware that the Supreme Court weakened the Clean Water Act, and overwhelmingly want to restore protections for wetlands and waterways. The most effective messaging on the topic emphasizes how wetland protections help to ensure access to clean and safe water. 86% of voters agree that farmers should be subject to clean water requirements to help protect downstream water quality. 80% of voters are concerned that the Supreme Court narrowed the scope of the Clean Water Act. 72% voters support a new law to reverse the Supreme Court’s decision and fully restore the previous level of protection for wetlands and waterways.