Prospect of Action to Clean Up Waterways
Long Delay to Pollution-Control Legislation
Legislation to extend federal aid to states, localities and private industry in a national effort to clean up polluted interstate waterways is scheduled for early consideration at the 1948 session of Congress. A pollution-control bill, jointly offered by Sen. Barkley (D., Ky.) and Sen. Taft (R., O.),1 was passed by the Senate on July 16, but was not taken up in the House during the remaining 10 days of the 1947 session. However, public hearings were held by the House Public Works Committee on bills identical with the Senate measure, and a favorable report on pollution-control legislation is expected from that committee early in January. Sen. Revercomb (R., W. Va.), chairman of the Senate ...