Making Rules: Clean-Water Utilities Have Earned the Right to More Trust From Regulators

The Clean Water Act has been enormously effective since its passage in 1972. But is it time to revisit its provisions and approach?

It’s hard to name a federal law or regulation that has done more good than the Clean Water Act.

Passed in 1972 with the lofty aim of making the nation’s heavily polluted lakes and streams fishable and swimmable, the act has brought enormous progress. A poster child for the...

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