Posts tagged: Cuyahoga River
ENVIRONMENT — I was in high school when the rivers were catching fire in Cleveland.
The Clean Water Act, a series of amendments to a limp 1948 law, was approved by Congress 40 years ago and put into action by the Environmental Protection Agency. It helped put an end to such gross treatment of water resources, or at least make it illegal, and revive or protect fishing in many waters.
Environmentalists get a bad rap. But in cases such as water pollution, the only regrets are that they weren't able to get the country's attention much sooner.
Read on for more benefits from a law that helps protect our most basic source of life.