Rulings Restrict Clean Water Act, Foiling E.P.A.
By CHARLES DUHIGG and JANET ROBERTS
Thousands of the nation's largest water polluters are outside the Clean
Water Act's reach because the Supreme Court has left uncertain which
waterways are protected by that law, according to interviews with
As a result, some businesses are declaring that the law no longer
applies to them. And pollution rates are rising.
Companies that have spilled oil, carcinogens and dangerous bacteria into
lakes, rivers and other waters are not being prosecuted
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