Developers Challenge Clean Water Act

A challenge to the Clean Water Act currently before the Supreme Court could endanger the nation's streams.
February 23, 2006, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Polluters are currently not allowed to dump toxic substances into a major river -- and that wouldn't change. So far, so good. But it would become perfectly legal to dump the same poisons into a stream that flows into that same river. Or as Justice David Souter aptly said: "All you've got to do is dump the pollutant far enough up the water system to get away scot free."

To think that's what Congress intended is absurd."

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Published on Thursday, February 23, 2006 in San Jose Mercury News
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