Clean Water Act necessary government regulation to stop polluters

The Clean Water Act has been stirring up controversy in Indiana lately.

As is often the case, most of the concern is rooted in confusion. I recently visited Washington to meet with legislators and leaders of national conservation organizations to discuss the importance of the Clean Water Act.

In 1972, the waters of the United States were in serious trouble. Pollution was rampant. Certain rivers were actually catching fire. Wetlands were being lost at an alarming rate. Lakes were being used as dumps for sewage and material waste.

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