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The Stream, October 29: Looking Back at 42 Years of the Clean Water Act

Science North America, South America A new report from Environment America details successes of the Clean Water Act passed in the United States 42 years ago. 15 rivers, lakes and bays are highlighted. Notably, the Cuyahoga River, which once was so polluted that it actually caught fire, now supports a healthy fishery. Researchers from Chile […]


EPA’s Proposed Veto of Alaska’s Pebble Mine in Line with Past Uses of Clean Water Act

Legal experts say process should provide certainty, not worry, for developers. Graphic © Codi Kozacek / Circle of Blue The EPA has used its 404(c) veto power 13 times since the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972.Click here for image pdf. By Codi Kozacek Circle of Blue Restrictions proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection […]


Voices from the Past: Nixon, Congress Debate the Clean Water Act

Four decades ago, national leaders talked about our duty and responsibility to cut water pollution–and about its costs. Image courtesy of EPA Documerica/Charles Steinhacker Sludge floats on the Androscoggin River above Gulf Island Dam near Lewiston, Maine in this photo taken in June 1973. October 18, 2012 marks 40 years since Congress passed the Clean […]


Federal Water Tap, April 23: Clean Water Act

Clean Water Act Interpretation The Obama administration is mulling regulatory guidance for the Clean Water Act that would reinstate language that was proposed by the George W. Bush administration, but was stymied by opposition from industry groups. Greenwire reports that the new guidance would make a broader claim as to which wetlands and small streams […]


St. Louis Sewer District and U.S. Justice Department Reach Record $4.7 Billion Clean Water Act Settlement

The sewer district joins more than 40 American municipalities renovating their sewer systems to comply with the CWA. The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, the nation’s fourth-largest system, will overhaul its sewer infrastructure at an estimated cost of $US 4.7 billion over 23 years, according to a settlement announced on Thursday by the U.S. Justice […]