To the Editor:

In the letter of thanks published last week acknowledging the folks who helped in the celebration at Paris River Park on August 13, we attributed authorship of the Clean Air Act to Senator Muskie. He did contribute to and sponsored that legislation, but is credited with authoring the Clean Water Act, enacted in 1972 and celebrated this year at the 50th Anniversary.

The Senator from Rumford, Maine was called ‘Mr. Clean’ by his colleagues for an array of environmental legislation. On the 13th, both the air and the water were cleaner because of his efforts.  But this year, the Clean Water Act was the focus (except in the first line of the appreciation).

Carl Costanzi

Jacalyn Lynch

Carol Rice


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