Clean Water Act
The new rules, announced last week by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, call for more protections of the nation’s waterways, including headwaters that feed into larger rivers such as the Schuykill and Delaware.
Pennsylvania has the nation’s seventh-highest volume of toxic chemicals being released into its waterways, according to a new report. New Jersey ranks 14th. Now, a coalition of environmental groups is urging greater protection for local waterways.
Figures show the Schuylkill River is the 17th most polluted local watershed in America. The Delaware River ranks even higher.
Nation’s Top Water Official Discusses Proposed Rule To Clarify Clean Water Act During Valley Forge Visit
The top water official in the country paid a visit to Valley Forge National Historical Park Thursday. She spoke to kayakers, anglers and others about a proposed rule to clarify the Clean Water Act.
The City of Philadelphia and the US Environmental Protection Agency signed an agreement today that signed an agreement Tuesday that represents a $2 billion dollar investment in the city’s green infrastructure.