The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

No Money to Stop Polluters?

Apr 26, 2010

Rivers, streams and lakes are so polluted we cannot eat fish from them, we cannot drink water from them, and we don’t dare swim in them. Yet the EPA has shelved 1500 major investigations of water pollution over the last four years.

The Clean Water Act may have been passed in 1972, but the promises that were made back then to “sharply reduce direct pollutant discharges into waterways, finance municipal waste water treatment facilities, and manage polluted runoff” still haven’t been realized 38 years later.

Is it just an accident that bills passed supposedly in the interests of the population never have any teeth? Hardly!