Category Archives: clean water

BP banned from government contracts in U.S.

The Environmental Protection Agency took the action of barring the petroleum giant from doing any contractual bidness with the U.s. in light of the Big Oil company’s dismal record. You can read all about the EPA’s action right here.

Iowa corn-processing plant agrees to pay $4.1M for dumping

The federal EPA accused Roquette America of repeatedly sending sewage and industrial wastes into the Mississippi River and Soap Creek, some of it through storm sewers. Read about the whole pollution episode in this link.

Nature (wild nature) votes last

More succinct words here from columnist Timothy Egan. But will Mitt and Paul give a damn?

Most U.S. waters are polluted and getting worse, PEER says

Hurricane Sandy has generated sewage overflows and storm-water run-off that is transforming many Eastern Seaboard waters into toxic soup, too hazardous to even touch. But many of these waters were already profoundly polluted, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) figures re-posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). You can learn more about the sordid mess at this link. Go for it.

 

The crackpot caucus

Too bad Timothy Egan didn’t include the word “conservation” in his NY Times op-ed column of today. But no matter. He made his point in spot-on fashion. Science and Republicans? Crackpot yes, but science?

Protection today means fishing tomorrow

That’s the theme of this Miami Herald editorial about protecting the waters of Biscayne National Park. Right on.

Almost everywhere state of Va. looks, waters are polluted

The finding is hardly unexpected for a state in which the acreage of “paved over land” grows daily.