With the economy in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression, environmental groups are now raising their concerns about a tax on the profits of companies that contribute to the economy.
This week the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and its affiliate, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), are suing the US Department of the Interior (USDOI) to force it to take action on the Clean Water Act.
The NWF says that the Clean Air Act, passed in 1970, is “a cornerstone of the nation’s economic prosperity and national security”.
It is unclear whether the USDOI has the legal authority to tax companies involved in the pollution of rivers, lakes and streams, but environmentalists have called on the government to do something to protect their environment.
The EPA has been tasked with enforcing the Clean Act since 1973.
In recent years, it has stepped up enforcement of the law, including using drones and drones armed with lasers to survey wildlife and other wildlife habitats.
It has also introduced new regulations aimed at increasing awareness of and compliance with the law.
Last year, the agency announced it would conduct a new review of the Clean Waters Act, which was passed in 1978 and aimed to limit pollution of the Great Lakes.
As part of the review, the US government has asked for public comment on the impact of the legislation on public health, including how the EPA should enforce its Clean Waters rules.