The Problems With Pipelines

The first and foremost problem with pipelines is our collective failure to realize how important they are. As I write, our nation is being fed by 2.5 million miles of existing pipelines, bringing us oil, natural gas and hazardous chemicals in order that our way of life can continue. We love to condemn the companies who construct the pipelines, but you won’t find us condemning the companies who make the…

It’s Groundhog Day. Bill Murray’s Not So Funny Water Message

The other day I had yet another of what has become a continuing and frustrating conversation about water. Bill Murray’s frustration in the movie Groundhog day is nothing compared to the ongoing frustration I face every day with my own “Ned Ryerson”. The collective vision our leaders have about water is so narrow, uninformed, and lacking in forward thinking that it crosses the lines of hard-headed-ness and stupidity, an ventures into…

My Christmas Wishes For Our Water

This past year or so I have witnessed what I consider to be inexcusable abuses of the world’s water. Incompetence in Flint, Michigan that lead to horrific health consequences. Equally horrific has been the passing of the buck on blame, sweeping the real issues under the carpet, and a shamefully inadequate response to fixing the solution. The EPA dumping chrome waste into the Animus River/Colorado River. Up in Canada, Nestle…