Category Archives: water pollution

Dumping of toxins on Native Americans’ land OK (?)

NPR reported this story. Check out the lovely, scenic photo that accompanies the on-line version of the reporting. Wow.

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.

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.

 

Running out of water – across the nation

Americans, especially in the southern Great Plains states, are finding out the hard way just how valuable water is to life today. It’s not pretty, but the descriptions in this article are full of grit and despair.

PEER: Romney went from cap & trade architect to arsonist

Boston — As Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney tried to dismantle his signature environmental accomplishment as he made plans to seek the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.  The complete turn-around in both his actions and his statements appears to be based purely on political considerations, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). You can read all of PEER’s analysis of the GOPer-ibn-chief right here.

Hog lots run the nation

And read this to learn how. Hah.

Scientists plead for closure of Champlain Canal

And they are correct, in my estimation. If there is a threat of invasion by invasive species because of the canal, then it should be closed to navigation. Period. The invasive species threat continues to unfold. The world is indeed a small place. Read about the plea.