18 Oct '11, 7pm

#CleanWaterAct

#CleanWaterAct

In 1969, a river caught fire. People of a certain age probably remember when it happened. The Cuyahoga, which runs through northeastern Ohio and outlets into Lake Erie in Cleveland, was heavily contaminated – so much so that stretches of the waterway contained no life at all. It was thick with pollutants; Time called it the river that "oozes rather than flows." The ooze ignited on June 22. That fire wasn't the river's first. It was approximately the thirteenth time the river's surface had burned. But the conflagration in 1969 was the last time. There's a simple explanation why. Excerpt from Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins' post on Treehugger today The explanation? The Clean Water Act. Since becoming law on this day in 1972, the Clean Water Act has made our water cleaner, safer and more beautiful. But it's coming under renewed attack: polluters would much rather save money by dumping...

Full article: http://www.greenforall.org/blog/the-clean-water-act-is-39...

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