01 May '11, 12pm

Obama affirms commitment to clean water

Obama affirms commitment to clean water May 1, 2011 This week the Obama Administration committed to preserving one of this nation’s most valuable assets, and our public health, with an announcement that it would enact stronger pollution controls on millions of acres of wetlands and tens of thousands of miles of streams. CAP’s Jorge Madrid has the story. Obama’s national Clean Water Framework “outlines a series of actions underway and planned across Federal agencies to ensure the integrity of the waters Americans rely on every day for drinking, swimming, and fishing, and that support farming, recreation, tourism and economic growth,” according to a press release by the administration. These actions could prevent the dumping of mining waste and the discharge of industrial pollutants to waters that feed swimming holes and drinking water supplies. As part of the Administration...

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