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New documents show Exxon knew of dangerous contamination from their Arkansas tar sands spill, yet claimed area was “oil free.”

http://www.alternet.org/corporate-acc...


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Naomi V (naomi_v) | 432 comments now let's see what's done about this. will it take years and years for them to pay a piddling fine? will homeowners be compensated? will there be safe water for the residents?


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Robert Zwilling will there be safe water for the residents --- strange that at the same time the world supply of clean water is on the line and nobody notices


message 4: by Naomi V (new)

Naomi V (naomi_v) | 432 comments oh, we notice. it's just -- how do we safeguard our water supply while our governments are selling the rights to frack?


message 5: by Robert (last edited Jun 04, 2013 07:42PM) (new)

Robert Zwilling Selling or giving away sometimes irreplaceable clean water to frack with, irrigate with, flush out commercial business operations, etc., etc. Can't really touch maybe bend fracking because it can cut down the national debt. The other uses represent corporate welfare which will never be relinquished. That leaves rainwater but that has been found to be carrying all sorts of things since day one only they were clean things back then, now it is stuff that you don't want to drink.

Regardless of industry there will eventually be too many people needing fresh water anyway.

People use to dream about hauling icebergs away from the poles to get the water, but the warming climate could be putting a damper on that idea.

Instead of waiting for the lack of water situation to hit us full in the face I guess we bite the bullet and try to make things that will work in the desert where people are already laboring under insufficient water supplies.

Plus Canada already has laws on their books against exporting water to the US. Maybe Mexico would be wiling to sell their water.

Here is something to look at, all the water in the world in one place. It makes you think there isn't enough already.
http://earthsky.org/earth/if-you-made...

Banks taking water supplies to resell back to you at a profit.
http://readersupportednews.org/opinio...

Where's the Water of the Future? Right Here
http://news.yahoo.com/wheres-water-fu...


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