Abstract

Scholars of the South have frequently portrayed the region’s residents as guilty of environmental abuse. These accounts rely on the actions of state governments and have largely ignored popular reaction to water pollution. A review of key conflicts over stream pollution across the South reveals variations, but also a decided tendency of Southern sportsmen and recreationalists to object to industrial and urban degradation of their water-ways. State authorities tolerated pollution, but citizen outcries brought federal investigators into the South to protect imperiled waterways.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1549-6929
Print ISSN
0038-366X
Pages
pp. 75-96
Launched on MUSE
2008-07-10
Open Access
No
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