The Clean Water Act (CWA) was created in 1972 with a simple vision: all waters in the United States would be fishable and swimmable by 1983. While we’ve come a long way under the CWA, we still have a long way to go before this vision is realized. In Missouri, many of our waters remain unprotected by even the most basic of CWA’s provisions. For nearly a decade, MCE has been pushing state agencies such as the Department of Natural Resources to bring more waters into the fold and set standards that protect uses like fishing and swimming. MCE is also standing up against big pollutive industries like factory farms, while also advocating for small family farmers whose practices build soil health and keep our rivers and streams clean.