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Energy/Environment Clean Water Act at 40: Is it failing to meet new pollution challenges?

Congress passed the far-reaching Clean Water Act 40 years ago. The measure scored dramatic environmental successes, including with Lake Erie. But now Erie, and the law, are besieged.

Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News/AP

When Rick Unger was a boy, he and his father would fish from the breakwall where the Cuyahoga River enters Lake Erie

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