Joe Livingston: Clean water
To the editor:
The 42nd Anniversary of the Clean Water Act is a time for pause and celebration. In the height of this crazy political season, it’s good to remember that clean, safe water is one of those rare apolitical issues. We all need clean, abundant water for our livelihoods, local economies and way of life. As a rancher, I’m well aware of the importance of taking care of such limited, vital resources. Appropriately enough, when the Clean Water Act was created 42 years ago to protect America’s threatened water supplies, it was approved by Congressional Republicans and Democrats alike. With the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act this today, I hope Americans take a few moments to celebrate both the gift of clean water and how it comes to us.
With an above-average snowpack following a snowy winter, local firefighters and wildlife experts are expecting a mild fire season this year, especially at higher elevations.