Environmental War Crimes – Part 2 – Water

“If you live in the United States, there is a nearly one-in-four chance your tap water is either unsafe to drink or has not been properly monitored for contaminants in accordance with federal law, a new study has found.”  (nytimes)

And under the current GOP administration, it’s going to get worse.(vox)

Yesterday, we started our multi-point breakdown of a singularly destructive bill – HR 3354, a legislative monster of an appropriations act, whose length and complexity hides gifts, in the form of “riders”, for industries and anti-environmental extremists that will ultimately affect our health and that of our families.

(You can find that first installment on the 16 riders specifically allowing increases in our air pollution, here.)

Today, we’re going to talk about water.

As many as 63 million people across the US were exposed to potentially unsafe water more than once during the past decade (USAtoday). Maybe you think it’s just about Flint, that somehow more environmentally sensitive states like CA are immune…

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