Finally: Our Waters Could Be Given Their Clean Water Protections Back

By Trip Van Noppen

Clean water: The recent 65-mile closure of the Mississippi River due to an oil spill proves how economically important it is; the coal ash discharge this winter that poisoned North Carolina’s Dan River shows how vulnerable it is; and the hundreds of West Virginians rushed to emergency rooms after drinking tap water tainted by a chemical spill shows how frightening it is when it’s not available. Clean water should be a given in this great nation. Yet over the past decade, many of our waterways have been left defenseless and vulnerable to toxic pollution through a pattern of continuous weakening …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green