43 Years Young

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By Michael Kelly, Clean Water Action Communications Director – On Twitter, @MichaelEdKelly

This was originally published on We All Live Downstream

The Clean Water Act turned 43 on October 18.

The Clean Water Act is something else. Its goals are straightforward – zero pollution into our waterways; making our rivers, lakes, and streams fishable and swimmable; restoring the “…chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation’s waters”. It also includes a revolutionary “citizen suit” provision which empowers all of us to act as watchdogs for our  water.

Clean Water Action has been there since the beginning – pushing to pass the law and defending it from polluters and their friends in Congress ever since. We haven’t reached all of the goals yet. But the progress we’ve made has been staggering. And the fight to #ProtectCleanWater continues.

In celebration I want to share some reflections about the Act from Clean Water staff over the years.

True Facts About the Clean Water Act, Part 1

True Facts About the Clean Water Act, Part 2

Happy Birthday to the Clean Water Act #1

Happy Birthday to the Clean Water Act #2

The Clean Water Act and Our Infrastructure

Drinking Water and the Clean Water Act

Water Wasteland and the Clean Water Act

It Only Gets Better From Here

Photo by John D – Flickr, Creative Commons, Modified by Clean Water Action

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