Clean Water 25 years after passage of the Clean Water Act -- which has gone a long way toward controlling pollution from factories and sewage plants -- the White House is launching an initiative to address today's big pollution problems, runoff from farms, lawns, and roads. NPR's David Baron says the President's plan doesn't propose any major new programs but strengthens and coordinates many efforts already underway. It also calls for more than half a billion dollars in additional funding for reducing runoff pollution and restoring wetlands.
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Clean Water

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Clean Water

Clean Water

Clean Water

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25 years after passage of the Clean Water Act — which has gone a long way toward controlling pollution from factories and sewage plants — the White House is launching an initiative to address today's big pollution problems, runoff from farms, lawns, and roads. NPR's David Baron says the President's plan doesn't propose any major new programs but strengthens and coordinates many efforts already underway. It also calls for more than half a billion dollars in additional funding for reducing runoff pollution and restoring wetlands.