Killing the Environmental Protection Agency

Killing the Environmental Protection Agency

The Cuyahoga River flows into Lake Erie. The river has caught on fire 13 times since 1868; the last time it was ablaze was in June, 1969. A river caught on fire. Just about anyone would concede that seems pretty abnormal. During the 1960s Lake Erie was considered, for all intents and purposes, dead. The river fire was covered in Time magazine, where the article described a river so saturated with sewage and industrial waste that it “oozes rather than flows.”

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