Water Wasteland and the Clean Water Act
Water Wasteland, By Clean Water Action Founder David Zwick
By Lynn Thorp, National Campaigns Director
It’s amazing what a book can do.
The Clean Water Act would not have passed without the efforts of many to expose water pollution problems and to make the case for a federal program. An important contribution to this body of research and advocacy was Water Wasteland, written David Zwick and Marcy Benstock and published in 1971. In the preface, Clean Water Action founder David Zwick wrote:
Our report is uncompromising, and often harsh, in the judgments it makes. But we believe it is fair. It is our hope that it will help clean up the water and add generally to sound public policies.
As so many are noting this week as we mark the 40th anniversary of our landmark water law, mission accomplished. Let’s move on to the unfinished business of protecting this most valuable resource.
Robert Wendelgass, Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), & David Zwick
In September, Clean Water Action celebrated our fortieth anniversary in Washington, DC. We toasted to our history, forty years of the Clean Water Act, and talked about the future. Clean Water Action Founder David Zwick was honored at the event in WashingtonDC celebrating the organization’s 40th birthday. Here are a few other photos from that wonderful night.
A note from David Zwick to our Baltimore and DC Canvasses
Posted on October 18, 2012 | Filed Under Protecting America's Waters | Comments Off