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Linda Sheehan

Blog Entries by Linda Sheehan

Sustainability Bill of Rights: A New Paradigm to Protect Environment and People

(4) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 2:08 PM

After two decades as successful water quality and coastal advocates, we both came to the conclusion that existing environmental laws won't be enough to protect nature, biodiversity and human health. Our numerous environmental success stories are incremental wins, not nearly enough to stall, let alone reverse, accelerating environmental degradation on...

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Clean Water Act 2.0: Rights of Waterways

(14) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 11:36 AM

In a decisive display of bipartisanship, Congress passed the U.S. Clean Water Act into law on October 18, 1972, overriding President Nixon's veto. The Act faced significant hurdles; for example, my own, pre-Clean Water Act childhood in Massachusetts included sewage-choked beaches radiating illness toward those brave enough to...

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