15 Jul '11, 2pm

An Assault on the Clean Water Act:

An Assault on the Clean Water Act:

While battles are being waged over the Endangered Species Act, wild lands policies, the Clean Air Act and more, I'm taking this column to focus on this week's assault on the Clean Water Act . Since it began in 1972, the Clean Water Act has stopped billions of pounds of pollution from entering our waters and has doubled the number of waterways that meet good water-quality standards. Unfortunately right now the House is using a series of bills to attempt to gut the Clean Water Act. At the top of the list is HR 2018 from Reps. Nick Rahall and John Mica, known as the so-called "Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011." This bill would go a long way toward dismantling the Clean Water Act by preventing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from ensuring that states are properly setting clean water standards and enforcing them. Sadly, this bill passed yesterday. Congre...

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