15 May '12, 11am

Q. and A.: The Most Endangered Rivers

Q. and A.: The Most Endangered Rivers

Associated Press The Potomac River, traversed by the Francis Scott Key Bridge linking Rosslyn, Va., to the nation’s capital. Five million Americans in four states and the District of Columbia drink water from the Potomac River. Yet according to the environmental group American Rivers , that water is at risk: in a report issued on Tuesday, it listed the Potomac as No. 1 on its annual list of the most endangered rivers. In listing the river, the group cited efforts under way in Congress to weaken federal legislation that prevented the Potomac from succumbing to the pollution that threatened it in the 1960s and ’70s. Bob Irvin, president of American Rivers, said the abundance of such legislative proposals prompted the group to emphasize threats to the Clean Water Act over all in drawing up this year’s list. “There are measures in Congress that would roll back its protections ...

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