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Don’t Let EPA Dismantle the Clean Power Plan | Dive Into Democracy

By James D. Flynn, Esq. Jamie received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and is pursuing an LL.M. in environmental and energy law at New York University School of Law. He currently serves as a legal intern at Waterkeeper Alliance. Photo courtesy of NASA. On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed the deceptively-titled Executive ...

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Celebrating 45 Years of the Clean Water Act

Today marks an important anniversary not only for waterways across the United States, but for the health and wellbeing of all who reside here. On October 18, 1972, the Clean Water Act became law. In light of current threats to the Act, the 45th anniversary of this crucial law provides a unique opportunity to reflect ...


Protecting the Clean Water Act | Dive Into Democracy

The Clean Water Act—celebrating its 45th anniversary this week—is one of the United States’ most influential environmental laws. Prior to this law, there was no uniform, effective way of preventing pollution from entering waterways throughout the country. Waterways were ravaged by the impacts of toxic waste, heavy metals and sewage released from manufacturing, industrial agriculture, ...