The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By DERF JOHNSON
MT Environmental Information Center 

50 Years of the Clean Water Act: More Must Be Done

 

October 19, 2022



The Clean Water Act turns 50 on October 18th. Over the past five decades, it has proven itself as one of the most successful environmental laws on the books. It has cleaned up contaminated waterways, helped to assure that the drinking water coming out of your tap is safe for your kids, and protected the ecological integrity of rivers and streams. Indeed, without the Clean Water Act, Montana would not be the state it is today. But far more must be done in order for us to reach the promise of the Clean Water Act – which is to prevent, reduce, and eliminate pollution in our waters.

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