Can we afford clean water?

September 24, 2013
USA: New Jersey, Lower Raritan River Basin, Raritan River Estuary, Sayreville, Portuguese fisherman in front of industrial complex (Reliant Energy, et al) with rods to catch dinner, despite advisories against pollution

USA: New Jersey, Lower Raritan River Basin, Raritan River Estuary, Sayreville, Portuguese fisherman in front of industrial complex (Reliant Energy, et al) with rods to catch dinner, despite advisories against pollution

“Can we afford clean water? Can we afford rivers and lakes and streams and oceans which continue to make possible life on this planet? Can we afford life itself? Those questions were never asked as we destroyed the waters of our nation, and they deserve no answers as we finally move to restore and renew them. These questions answer themselves.”


~ Senator Ed Muskie of Maine, arguing for the passage of
the Clean Water Act in 1972

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