Clean Water Act Of 1972

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Introduction Over the past decade a concern for protecting and preserving the environment has developed amongst United States citizens. Citizens have been promoting clean air, clean water, and clean land. Clean air means protecting the public from airborne contaminants known to be hazardous to human health. The Clean Air Act of 1970 is a law designed to control air pollution on a national level. It requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and enforce regulations in order to protect the people (Environmental Protection Agency 2013). Clean water is water which is safe enough to be consumed by humans or used with low risk of harm. The Clean Water Act of 1972 was developed to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological waters of the United States by abolishing pollution sources, providing assistance to wastewater treatment, and maintaining the wetlands (Environmental Protection Agency 2014). Clean land is just as assumed; keeping the Earth free from debris human or nonhuman forced. The Clean Land Plan will help clean up and re-vegetate urban environments (Environmental Protection Agency 2015). The government will also require high environmental standards. Although the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Clean Land Plan are all steps in the correct direction, it has not quashed the citizens concerns regarding the issues concerning a healthy environment for future generations.
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Carbon dioxide and other air…

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