EPA Vows To Ramp Up Clean Water Act Enforcement

Law360, New York (October 15, 2009, 5:07 PM EDT) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson told a U.S. House of Representatives panel Thursday that the agency was recommitting itself to vigorous and consistent enforcement of the Clean Water Act with a three-prong oversight improvement plan.

Jackson unveiled the plan at a hearing of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure marking the 37th anniversary of the CWA, groundbreaking legislation enacted in 1972 that established a partnership between federal and state environmental regulators to prevent biological, physical and chemical contamination in U.S. surface water...
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