Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers

“The American landscape is dotted with hundreds of thousands of new wells and drilling rigs, as the country scrambles to tap into this century’s gold rush.”  (source: New York Times).   The article reveals, alarmingly, that EPA and state regulators are NOT doing the job of protecting the water resources that supply the nation’s drinking water.  Clearly the pollution issues raised need to be examined before this country ruins its own precious water supply.  The pollution problem needs to be solved before any further threat to this essential resource is created.

Researchers alarmed at bacteria in Canadian bottled water

Canadian researchers say they’ve discovered some bottled water in Canada contains more bacteria than what comes out of the tap — although they won’t reveal which brands are the culprits.