One of the goals of the clean water act was to ensure that surface waters would meet standards necessary for human sports and recreation by 1983. In Virginia we have been talking about the the value of state waters for awhile.
To the end that the people have clean air, pure water, and the use and enjoyment for creation of adequate public lands, waters and other natural resources, it shall be the policy of the Commonwealth to conserve, develop and utilize its natural resources, its public lands and its historic sites and buildings.
Further, it shall be the Commonwealth’s policy to protect its atmosphere, lands and waters from pollution, impairment or destruction for the benefit, enjoyment and general welfare of the people of the Commonwealth.–Constitution of Virginia, Article 11
Alex Epstein has written about canceling earth day. There is an idea. Hey Alex? How about going for a swim in Moore’s Creek?
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