Environmental Protection: What the Public Wants

by Frederick J. Clarke, (F.ASCE), Consultant; Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton, Washington, D.C.; formerly, Executive Dir., National Commission on Water Quality, Washington, D.C.,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 1, Pg. 29-34

Document Type: Journal Paper


A general discussion of comments received from individuals, public interest and industry groups, municipal, state, and Federal agencies on progress, goals and problems of Federal water pollution control legislation. Briefly summarizes several thousand comments and meetings. Concludes that public supports national clean-up program, is concerned with costs and distribution of costs, seeks more effective administration, and that engineers have a vital role in meeting public desires.

Subject Headings: Public participation | Environmental issues | Municipal water | Federal government | Water pollution | Industries | Water policy | Legislation

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