The Environmental Protection Agency has released the agency's draft strategy for clean water. EPA says this document is designed to protect and restore our nation's lakes, streams and coastal waters. The strategy, "Coming Together for Clean Water: EPA's Strategy for Achieving Clean Water," is designed to chart EPA's path in furthering EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's key priority of protecting America's waters. The public is invited to comment on the strategy no later than Sept. 17.
EPA says the strategy was developed by considering the input and ideas generated at the April "Coming Together for Clean Water" forum as well as comments received through the online discussion forum. Participants shared their perspectives on how to advance the EPA's clean water agenda focusing on the agency's two priority areas: healthy watersheds and sustainable communities.