Clean Water Act en EPA Official, Environmental Activists Reflect on 40 Years of the Clean Water Act <p>One of the country's most effective environmental laws-- <a href="" target="_blank">the Clean Water Act</a>--turns 40 today.</p><p>The act has been setting water quality standards and regulating pollution for the nation's streams, lakes and wetlands since being signed by a bipartisan Congress in 1972.</p><p>“Before 1972, this nation approached water quality as ‘the dilution is the solution to pollution,” said Hank Graddy of Kentucky Watershed Watch, in a breakout session at the Healthy Farms, Local Foods Conference last weekend.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Colleen Stewart 2056 at Kentucky Reaches Settlement with Coal Company Over Water Violations <p>Kentucky has reached a settlement with a coal company accused of thousands of violations of the Clean Water Act.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 18:56:43 +0000 Erica Peterson 1913 at