Agreement strengthens EPA's ability to protect clean water
from Triple Pundit
The Clean Water Act — a landmark piece of legislation — was passed in 1972 and has seen few changes since, despite the growing consensus of the need for more action to protect America's rivers, lakes and streams. In a big step forward for clean water, a coalition of environmental groups succeeded in forcing the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stricter standards for the management of industrial waste. The move is the result of the settlement of a lawsuit that challenged the EPA's industrial stormwater multi-sector general permit process, which is how certain polluters can get permission to discharge waste into waterways.
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