William K. Reilly, the Co-Chair of GWC and former Administrator of the EPA (among many other environmental leadership roles) was recently invited to give a keynote address at the Harvard Law School Conference on the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act.
Throughout his talk, it becomes clear the integral role Mr. Reilly has played in protecting America’s water sources:
My time there [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] is most frequently remembered for the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. And yet for me personally, water was a more consistent focus of my interests both before and after my time in public service.
There has been much progress made against the Clean Water Act, but as Mr. Reilly makes clear, there is still much work to be done.
The full speech is available here and is well worth the read.