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Water is essential to all life on this planet that we have been polluting at great risks. Water pollution degrades surface waters making them unsafe for drinking, fishing, swimming, and other activities. Each of us can play a role in cleaning up America's polluted waterways. Adopting our watershed is one way of helping.

Pollution Limits Required for Louisiana Waters A US District Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must set limits on pollution known as total maximum daily loads, or TMDLs, in Louisiana waters.

US PIRG Report: Poisoning Our Water How the government permits pollution

NRDC Report: Stormwater Strategies Being employed by communities around the country to control urban runoff pollution, which is among the top sources of water contamination in the country today.

NRDC Report: Testing The Waters A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches

Vitter's Lake Pontchartrain Bill Passes House
$140 million in funding


Vitter's comments: "The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Act will create a coordinated, technically sound program for the restoration and sustainable health of the Pontchartrain ecosystem."

"This legislation will amend the Clean Water Act to establish a program for water quality restoration activities in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. And this will focus on voluntary, positive restoration projects, not an increase in government regulation or bureaucratic finger pointing."

"There also will be extensive input by all stakeholders in Southeast Louisiana, including all government entities in the basin, universities, and restoration groups."

Bill Summary & Status or search http://thomas.loc.gov/

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