October 28, 2012

Happy 40th Anniversary Clean Water Act

Courtesy of Pat Byington, The Green Register Editor

An American success story, the Clean Water Act is 40 years old today. It is hard to imagine what our world would be like today if such a forward thinking law had not passed four decades ago.

The following video stars Former Congressman & House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman and Clean Water Champion Jim Oberstar. It discusses why the U.S. needed a Clean Water Act and what it has accomplished.

The Environmental Protection Agency has a great website commemorating the 40th Anniversary. Check it out and learn how you can help protect our nation’s waters for the next 40 years.

Image Credit: Szasz-Fabian Ilka Erika / Shutterstock

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