Congress working to restore full strength to Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON, DC — For 31 years, the Clean Water Act protected all of the nation’s waters, as Congress had intended when it was first enacted. But since 2003, when the Bush administration gave in to polluter pressure, nearly 60% of the nation’s streams have been at risk, including 48% of those in Michigan. Now, in the month that we celebrate Earth Day, and in the face of climate change and global warming, a key congressional committee has taken up up the proposed Clean Water Restoration Act, which, if passed, would echo the intent of the original bill.

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source: Detroit Free Press

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