Clean Water Act

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Clean Water Act

A federal statute enacted in 1972 that has been successful in improving the water quality of lakes and rivers.
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In the US, both the Clean Air Act of 1963 and the Clean Water Act of 1972 have been instrumental in fighting pollution and ensuring clean rivers and lakes and breathable air.
Under the authority of the EE Clean Water Act of 1972, the U.S.
More legislation rolled through Congress in the months and years following that first Earth Day, almost all of it directly or indirectly beneficial to the lovers of the outdoor life, including the Clean Water Act of 1972 and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1972.
Under the Clean Water Act of 1972, the Chesapeake Bay Program Office is tasked with implementing pollution control programs such as setting wastewater standards for industry.
The (https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/newsreleases/clean-water-rule-protects-streams-and-wetlands-critical-public-health-communities-and_.html) Clean Water Rule, or the Waters of the United States , was added to the Clean Water Act in 2015 to clarify which waters were protected under the Clean Water Act of 1972. The Clean Water Act was known as the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 before it was amended in 1972 to include stricter regulations.
With the advent of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and Clean Water Act of 1972, environmental quality, protection and enhancement have been at the forefront of proposed pipeline activities for nearly a half century.
This is an issue because a long-established program of water quality assessment, set out for all bodies of water in the United States in the Clean Water Act of 1972, has found the Napa River and Sonoma Creek watersheds to be impaired due to excessive sedimentation.
Passage of the Clean Water Act of 1972 brought many improvements to surface waters by curbing much of the toxic and organic pollution going into waterways.
The Clean Water Act of 1972 maintains the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of the waterways, and the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 controls drinking-water contamination through multiple barriers.