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Alexandra Cousteau: U.S. Needs a National Water Policy

CBS News
11/12/2010

Alexandra Cousteau spent four months traveling North America to document severe cases of polluted rivers and neglected bodies of water. She told CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer on Friday's "Washington Unplugged" that "Expedition Blue Planet" is only the beginning of her efforts. Her tour racked up more than 17,000 miles and highlighted critical issues some Americans may not know exist. "We saw the Colorado River die in the Mexican desert. It hasn't reached the sea in over 12 years, which has caused real hardships for the communities both farmers and fisherman who depend on the river reaching the sea," Cousteau said. To protect our rivers and streams, Cousteau says the United States needs a national water policy...

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