• EPA Releases Hundreds of Pages to Explain What “Waters of the United States” Means
  • June 24, 2015 | Author: Steven L. Hoch
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • The Cuyahoga River in Ohio is famous for catching fire a recorded number of 13 times since 1867. So, the fire on June 22, 1969, was no earthshaking event. However, this fire caught the attention of Time magazine, which described the Cuyahoga as the river that "oozes rather than flows" and in which a person "does not drown but decays” ("The Cities: The Price of Optimism," Time, August 1, 1969). As a result of this incident, which caught the eyes of those outside of Ohio, Congress enacted several laws, including the Clean Water Act (CWA).