Posted by: Bob Payne | September 30, 2011

As Clean Water Act Approaches 40, Vital Work Still Must Be Done

We are coming up on the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and in many ways, we have made remarkable progress since Congress passed this landmark bill. Bottom line, rivers no longer light on fire like the Cuyahoga did in 1969. Yet despite this progress, bacteria, sewage and industrial waste still pollute too many waterways, threatening our health. A legal loophole has put millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of streams at risk, including drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

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