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Clean Water Act Anniversary

40 Years Ago Clean Water Act Transformed How America Views Water, Time to Do It Again

Peter Lehner | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

We still have a lot of work to do, but there is no doubt that our water is safer to fish from and cleaner to swim in than it was when Congress passed this law. Yet even as we continue to make progress, it is time for another transformative change.

Celebrating the Clean Water Act, and Moving Toward Improving and Strengthening It

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

This law has given the nation the tools needed to begin cleaning up the nation's increasingly contaminated waters, and it has proven to be one of the most important, effective, and highly regarded environment laws in the world.

The Clean Water Act at 40: What's Your Wish?

Marc Yaggi | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Marc Yaggi

The Clean Water Act turns 40 today. As many know, a 40th birthday can be a momentous occasion for some, an "it's all downhill" moment for others, and just another year for the indifferent.

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.

Kayaking the Santa Ana River

Garry Brown | Posted 11.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Garry Brown

This year has been a celebration of all things water with the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Waterkeepers around the country are reminding everyone of their right to swim, drink and fish in healthy waterways that belong to all of us.

The Clean Water Act, 40 Years Later

Posted 09.11.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: 1972 was a watershed year for American water. That fall, an unusually unified Congress overrode Pres...

Russian River Race

Don McEnhill | Posted 07.22.2012 | San Francisco
Don McEnhill

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act, a law that we've used to transform the Russian River and community landscape.

Standing Up for Clean Water

Liz Crosson | Posted 06.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Liz Crosson

Despite the water quality improvements won by the Clean Water Act, there is still considerable work to be done to achieve the act's fishable, swimmable, and drinkable goal.