Clean Water Act Story and Timeline

On DCBureau are a story and timeline about the history of the Clean Water Act and the efforts to undermine it. Together they show an incremental, well-funded, organized campaign to weaken the law. On the 40th Anniversary of the Act, it is important to remember that environmental laws enjoyed bipartisan support for years. Weakening environmental regulations through the Congress and courts will have lasting, irreversible results.

Read in The New York Times about Russell E. Train, a Republican who spent a lifetime protecting the environment:

Russell E. Train, Conservationist Who Helped Create the E.P.A., Dies at 92