GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

No Friday payday as stalemate continues

Cookies must be enabled in order to access E&E News.

Please adjust your browser settings to allow cookies from www.eenews.net and refresh this page.

Need Assistance? Call: 202-628-6500 or email us at pubs@eenews.net

5:01 PM

CLEAN WATER ACT

Did a burning river really fuel landmark law's passage?

Cleveland's Cuyahoga River burned for the last time 50 years ago this week. It was a small fire, under control in a half hour and fully extinguished within two hours. A firefighter told reporters it "wasn't that big a deal." Yet the blaze has been credited with sparking passage of the Clean Water Act. Here's how a minor, local incident morphed into national myth.

Want access to the top energy and environment news?

Sign up for a free trial!

Enter your email to register or log in.

By signing up, you agree to receive E&E News email updates and offers. You also grant your consent to our data collection practices. We encourage you to review our Privacy and Data Practices Policy.

Already a subscriber? Log in

5:01 PM

CLEAN WATER ACT

Did a burning river really fuel landmark law's passage?

Cleveland's Cuyahoga River burned for the last time 50 years ago this week. It was a small fire, under control in a half hour and fully extinguished within two hours. A firefighter told reporters it "wasn't that big a deal." Yet the blaze has been credited with sparking passage of the Clean Water Act. Here's how a minor, local incident morphed into national myth.