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EPA Should Take Lead in Improving Mississippi River's Water Quality


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Mississippi River. Public domain image courtesy of the National Scenic Byways Program.

October 16 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must take a more aggressive leadership role in implementing the Clean Water Act if water quality in the Mississippi River and the northern Gulf of Mexico is to improve, says a new report from the National Research Council. It also calls on states to be more proactive and cooperative in their efforts to monitor and improve the river's water quality.


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