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United States of America

Federal water pollution control act (Clean Water Act)

legislation type Legislative
Passed in 1972
This document aims to restore and main­tain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the United States' waters. It sets the rules against water pollution and water quality goals. 

Section 104 on research, investigations, training and information stipulates in clause n.1) that authorities and associated bodies shall conduct and promote comprehensive studies of the effects of pollution. These studies shall notably consider the effect of the exploitation of fossil fuels, flood and ero­sion control.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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