Stopping chemical catastrophes: Can we do better than calling for stronger storage tanks?

More than a month after the Freedom Industries chemical spill in West Virginia, it remains unclear if Charleston's water is truly safe to drink and what the health consequences of exposure to these chemicals may be. Legislation has been introduced that calls for more inspections, better tank construction, overflow containment and emergency response. But why not go beyond and also call for safer chemistry?

By | 2018-01-14T17:40:24+00:00 February 25th, 2014|0 Comments

The Clean Water Act at 40

Forty years ago today, the Clean Water Act was enacted. Since then, US waterways have gotten cleaner – but some people seem to be forgetting why we need regulation like this in the first place.

By | 2012-10-18T11:56:19+00:00 October 18th, 2012|4 Comments