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The Clean Water Act: 40 Years and Still a Work in Progress

10/17/2012 // By Tony Turrini

This week marks the 4oth anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).  This complex and far-reaching law was a milestone back in 1972 and remains a pillar of America’s environmental policy and commitment to future generations. The CWA reflects a …

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California Love: 40 Years of Clean Water Act Protections

10/16/2012 // By Robyn Fischer

This Thursday marks the 4oth Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which begs the question: what has the Clean Water Act done for your favorite waters—the very waters you swim in, you fish on, and/or you get your drinking water from? …

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How the Clean Water Act Protects the River of Grass

10/15/2012 // By Glenn Watkins

“The miracle of light pours over the green and brown expanse of saw grass and of water, shining and slow-moving below, the grass and water that is the meaning and the central fact of the Everglades of Florida. It is …

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Happy 40th Anniversary Clean Water Act!

10/15/2012 // By Robyn Fischer

This Thursday, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. This landmark act has ensured, and will continue to ensure, that America’s waters are fishable, swimmable, and drinkable. Since its inception, the Clean Water Act has logged numerous successes: …

America’s Hunters Ask: Where are Clean Water and Healthy Wetlands in the Election Discourse?

10/11/2012 // By Rachel Dawson

Tonight, Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden will engage in a primetime debate on foreign and domestic issues. We remain hopeful that among the many important topics raised tonight will be a discussion of the protection of America’s …

Kayakers, SUPers and boaters join together for a Clean Water Act celebration on the Potomac River. NWF Photo by Jan Goldman-Carter.

Celebrating the Clean Water Act as We Restore the Anacostia River

9/26/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by Kellie Bolinder. Restoring the Anacostia River here  means more than just clean water to the Earth Conservation Corps.  The heavily polluted Anacostia River flows through some of the most disadvantaged communities of the nation’s capitol. …

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Montana Sushi Girl: My Fish Tale

9/5/2012 // By Land Tawney

The first time I took my daughter camping we went to Rock Creek, a blue ribbon trout stream just 30 minutes east of Missoula, Montana. My father took me there when I was a kid. Perhaps like him, I realized …

Protecting Clean Water Helps Our Economy

8/27/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by Congressman Tim Bishop (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment. In times of economic hardship, politicians who prioritize special interests over environmental protections are quick to overstate costs while understating the …

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Is the Great Lakes Region Ready for a Fracking Boom?

6/21/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by Sara Gosman, a water resources attorney for National Wildlife Federation. In the past few years, the Great Lakes region has seen a surge of interest in natural gas development using hydraulic fracturing. This controversial …

Largest Young Professional Track to Date Hosted by Society for American Indian Government Employees

6/11/2012 // By Julian Keniry

As part of its 10th anniversary conference last week (June 4–8, 2012) just outside of Denver, Colorado, the Society for American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE), hosted its largest youth convening ever. The fifty-five students and young professionals hailing from more …

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