The Fabricated Worldwide Water Crisis!

Yesterday I saw an ad from some charitable group appealing for donations to help children in remote parts of the world get safe drinking water. The graphic showed a young boy leaning forward to get a drink of muddy water from a small pond. The picture was intended to make the viewer feel bad and help by donating money to the cause. Don’t get me wrong, my heart breaks at…

The World’s Worst Water Polluters

We are all aware of the irresponsible citizen who pours his spent motor oil into the storm sewer. We loathe the industry that ignores EPA discharge rules. We know about the risks associated with oil drilling and fracking, and we know about the horrors of harmful landfill leachate. Make no mistake, all these potential polluters are dangerous, but to me, the most egregious polluters of water are the ones who…

Fracking, Groundwater, and Sustainability

I’m not a fan of fracking. If it is done properly, the risks to the environment can be greatly minimized, but still, I believe this process is too risky, and I would prefer that we didn’t obtain sources of fuel this way. Briefly, I am generally against anything that puts foreign substances into my body, my planet, my water and my food. Add to this, we really don’t need the…