An Assault on Clean Water and Democracy

President, Waterkeeper Alliance; Professor, Pace University

Indeed, the Clean Water Act is one of our most important environmental laws, and it is a model — both in the U.S. and abroad — for achieving a sensible balance between state officials’ familiarity with local conditions and the important role the federal government plays in protecting all citizens from a race-to-the-bottom by polluters and politicians intent on short term gain at the expense of local communities and long-term prosperity.  <<MORE>>