Water Quality Issues in the 112th Congress: Oversight and Implementation

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Much progress has been made in achieving the ambitious goals that Congress established more than 35 years ago in the Clean Water Act (CWA) to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters. However, long-standing problems persist, and new problems have emerged. Water quality problems are diverse, ranging from pollution runoff from farms and ranches, city streets, and other diffuse or "nonpoint" sources, to toxic substances discharged from factories and sewage treatment plants.

Creator(s): Copeland, Claudia
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: November 7, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Copeland, Claudia

Specialist in Resources and Environmental Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: November 7, 2011
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United States
Description:

Much progress has been made in achieving the ambitious goals that Congress established more than 35 years ago in the Clean Water Act (CWA) to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters. However, long-standing problems persist, and new problems have emerged. Water quality problems are diverse, ranging from pollution runoff from farms and ranches, city streets, and other diffuse or "nonpoint" sources, to toxic substances discharged from factories and sewage treatment plants.

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25 pages.

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Keyword(s): Clean Water Act
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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