CLF’s Dr. Lawrence Discusses Nation’s Water Pollution, PBS’s “Poisoned Waters”

Watch a short interview with Dr. Robert Lawrence, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

Lawrence discusses the nation’s water pollution and his involvement in the production of “Poisoned Waters,” a PBS FRONTLINE documentary that examines the increased hazards to human health and the ecosystem caused by decades of polluted runoff from agriculture, development and industries.

“Poisoned Waters,” premiers Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. Click here to check your local listings.

CLF’s Dr. Lawrence to Appear in PBS’s “Poisoned Waters”

On Wednesday, Dr. Robert Lawrence, founding director of Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), will join EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, former EPA Administer William Ruckelshaus, and HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims for a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington.

The event is being held to screen “Poisoned Waters,” a major PBS Frontline documentary on the effects of polluted runoff on the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound. The press conference will be webcast live beginning at 1 p.m. If you are interested in watching, here are the instructions for the webcast.

Poisoned Waters will be broadcast on PBS’ Frontline on Tuesday, April 21 from 9 to 11 p.m. ET. The trailer is available below. Dr. Lawrence was interviewed extensively by Frontline correspondent Hetrick Smith. He also will be on the Marc Steiner Show tonight!

Poisoned Waters Trailer