October 19, 2012 | Posted by Michael "Aquadoc" Campana
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Here’s another salute to the Clean Water Act, which turned 40 yesterday. Read my take on the day, and the story behind the familiar photo shown here.
“Since the enactment of the Clean Water Act in 1972, we have achieved remarkable improvements in many of our Nation’s water resources. Twenty years ago, less than half of America’s rivers supported fish and shellfish or provided wildlife habitat. Fishing and swimming were restricted in many areas, and drinking water supplies were threatened. Today, however, nearly three-fourths of the Nation’s waters support these uses, and many others have significantly improved in quality. Fish and waterfowl have returned to many of our rivers, lakes, and coastal waters.” - President George H.W. Bush
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