Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A Cleaner Water Act
By the way, I want to address directly the concern I have heard from some that any proposal to modify the Clean Water Act would open it to attacks by much harsher critics with much different motives. Anyone in the country, and particular here in Washington, DC, is aware that much of our political debate has been polarized, and that a discussion of ideas seems to be dominated from advocates coming from extreme positions. I present this article not because I have a corner on wisdom, but am able to develop a set of practical ideas based on nearly 25 years in the water field from virtually every side (private, federal, state, non-profit, utility, academic). Those of us with practical and rational ideas must step-up and add them to the marketplace or else the debate will continue to be dominated by the fringes.