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Industry and EPA Collaborated to Hide the Truth about How Natural Gas Drilling Is Threatening Drinking Water  

Industry and EPA Collaborated to Hide the Truth about How Natural Gas Drilling Is Threatening Drinking Water
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica
One of the greatest threats to our water and our health may come from a process involved in natural gas drilling. But EPA is keeping mum. Read more »

 

It is time for our country to start connecting the dots. Water is interrelated to other pressing environmental problems having to do with food, energy and catastrophic disasters, as several of our stories this week spell out.

In a must-read piece Abrahm Lustgarten writes about how a hack job of a report by EPA, influenced by industry, declared a certain natural gas drilling practice perfectly acceptable, when it fact it is a huge threat to the safety of drinking water and a major health and environmental concern.

Jeffrey Feldman also writes about how those Southern California wildfires are heavily influenced by groundwater abuse. It's time for the state to do something about its water problems or risk giving up its "green" label -- and of course a whole lot more.

And I've also got a story this week about a great new on-line tool that helps you find local, sustainable food in your backyard and all over North America. The best part about the Eat Well Guide is that it has a special category where you can search for water friendly restaurants, farmers and shops.

Thanks for reading,

Tara Lohan

 

Finding the Best, Local Food Near You Just Got Easier  

Finding the Best, Local Food Near You Just Got Easier

The Eat Well Guide is the best new online tool for foodies, farmers and anyone who cares about sustainable eating. Read more »

The Tide Is Changing on Bottled Water  

The Tide Is Changing on Bottled Water

It used to be chic to be seen at the gym with expensive bottled water. Now, the plastic throw-aways are a no-no. Read more »

Now Can We Stop Pretending California is  

Now Can We Stop Pretending California is "Green"?

California's latest fires are the result of groundwater abuse. It's time for the state which claims to be so green to start thinking about water. Read more »

Offshore Drilling in Alaska: Obama Must Slow the Rush  

Offshore Drilling in Alaska: Obama Must Slow the Rush

Obama must reverse Bush policies to avoid irreparable harm to Arctic wildlife and to some of the most biologically productive waters on earth. Read more »

 

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