40 Years Of Clean Water Act: Muddy Aspects Remain

Law360, New York (October 18, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT) -- Forty years ago this week, Chuck Berry topped the music charts, and the first movie in the Godfather series was the top movie. In the news, both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate overrode a veto by President Richard Nixon, and the Clean Water Act became law.

The Clean Water Act, having been born in controversy and remained there ever since, has survived numerous challenges in the courts and tinkering in Congress in the years since and has served as the guiding federal...
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