Clean water laws are a big deal.
The US is one of the few developed nations that still have laws that are stricter than those in Europe, Japan, and Canada.
The rules are generally good and require the use of a lot less energy, but some countries are taking it too far.
These include Germany, Japan and the UK.
But a new bill has just been introduced that could make the whole idea of “clean water” even more attractive.
The Senate passed the bill with bipartisan support on Tuesday.
In the past, the Senate has only considered bills introduced by the House.
This time, the bill has been co-sponsored by all the Senate’s Republican members and by a number of Democrats, as well.
It passed in the US House by a vote of 217-198.
The bill requires states to protect waterways by cleaning up polluted lakes, streams and rivers, and by reducing the amount of wastewater that enters them.
The goal is to make the water safe for people to drink and use.
“We are going to put a lot of water out into the sea,” US Senator Bernie Sanders said at the unveiling of the bill.
It will also require the US to adopt stricter standards for sewage disposal, which would reduce the amount that could end up in the oceans.
The legislation requires that states have a plan in place to protect the public from pollution and to ensure the quality of drinking water.
The Trump administration has been critical of the legislation, calling it a “slush fund” that will help the wealthy and corporations to keep the government running.
However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said the legislation will lead to the creation of a national water supply system.
Clean water legislation, however, is controversial.
Critics argue that states are being forced to use public money to make money.
This would be against the US constitution and the US Constitution itself, says Rachel Harkinson, who is the executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity.
“The president has said that the Clean Water acts are meant to be the only source of revenue that Congress has,” she told Al Jazeera.
The act’s main sponsor, Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, said that this money is not intended to go to clean up dirty rivers, but rather to help farmers and rural communities, as the bill requires.
In theory, this money could be used for clean water projects, such as installing rainwater collection systems in rural areas.
In reality, however a lot more is at stake for the American public than just clean water, says Harkenson.
The new bill is also an attempt to get rid of the controversial “snowflake” laws, which were passed during the Obama administration to help the drought-stricken states.
These were introduced in response to a lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club and others in 2016.
The laws had the aim of making states better prepared to deal with the effects of climate change, and they made it difficult for states to do things like relocate people from their homes, or restrict outdoor recreation.
Critics of the laws say they were designed to stifle environmental and social rights.
They also were a way to force state governments to accept money from the federal government for water and wastewater projects.
Harkison says this bill will allow states to continue this legacy.
“There’s going to be more and more of this legislation that will actually do more harm than good,” she said.
“It is really a way of saying that if we’re going to have this massive water and sewer infrastructure, we should at least have to pay for it.”
The bill is expected to pass both houses of Congress, but there are still several hurdles before it will take effect.
The EPA has said it will review the bill and could eventually decide whether or not to impose regulations on the states, as it did with a similar bill last year.
There are also several other amendments being considered that would allow states and municipalities to opt out of some aspects of the law, such, for example, water use restrictions.
This means that people could still be fined for drinking from their own tap, or for not using their own toilets.