Posts Tagged ‘clean water act’

We’re all connected downstream

April 4, 2014
USA:  New Jersey, Mountainville, Guinea Hollow Stream, early spring

USA: New Jersey, Mountainville, Guinea Hollow Stream, early spring

WHAT YOU CAN DO to protect our water resources:
Support the EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers –

It’s critical we all have clean fresh water! The EPA and USACE are proposing a clarification of their rules that protect our water quality by addressing upstream impacts on downstream communities. Ending loopholes in the 1970’s Clean Water Act will stop the free dumping of toxins into small streams and wetlands. This will affect some farmers’ use of pesticides and herbicides; but it will encourage restoration of riverine corridors and wetlands that filter such toxins. In the long-run, a tighter Clean Water Act will benefit us all.

NWNL asks everyone to jump in here!!

— Read the proposal.
— Listen to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on this ruling.
Contact the EPA during its 90-day Comment Period.

 

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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