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Clean Water Act of 1972: A Good Deal for Iowa

October 21, 2014

One of the most successful environmental laws ever enacted, the Clean Water Act of 1972 (CWA), has had numerous, far-reaching effects. The New York Times notes that it resulted in doubling the number of rivers, streams and lakes suitable for fishing and swimming, reduced substantially the chemical contamination of drinking water, and increased the size of protected wetlands.

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