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The Clean Water Act Turns 40

Wm. Robert Irvin | Posted 12.09.2012 | Green
Wm. Robert Irvin

Nothing is more essential to our health, economy, and quality of life than clean water. In the face of a changing climate and ongoing threats from Congress, it is more important than ever to stand strong for clean water.

Chandra Brown: Fighting Pollution in Southern Georgia

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

According to Chandra Brown, the heritage of southern Georgia's "primordial" river system was one of pristine beauty -- without much industry. But as more factories started to locate in the area in the 1970s, the situation began to change drastically.

H.R. 2018 Would Undermine the Clean Water Act and Should Provoke Backlash

Sherwood Boehlert | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Sherwood Boehlert

As early as today, the House will vote again to undermine the Clean Water Act, and I hope the results will be the same: a public backlash that stalls environmental rollbacks.

An Assault on Clean Water and Democracy

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 09.05.2011 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The House of Representatives today is swinging a sledgehammer at a cornerstone of contemporary American democracy and undermining the most extraordinary body of environmental law in the world.

House Committee Launches Most Significant Attack on the Clean Water Act in at Least 15 Years

Steve Fleischli | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Steve Fleischli

H.R. 2018 takes the "federal" out of the federal Clean Water Act and highlights a new disdain for the federal government's role in environmental protection.