Posts Tagged ‘drinking water’

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by @anarchyroll
7/15/2014

Did you know you could poison the drinking water for 300,000 people and the only penalty you’ll face will be an $11,000 fine?

Freedom Industries is the company responsible for the West Virgina Chemical Spill that took place in January. 10,000 gallons of the chemical MCHM (used in coal production) spilled into a river that was the main source of fresh drinking water for 300,000 civilians in West Virgina across nine counties in the western part of the state. They have been fined $11,000 by the Labor Department of the federal government.

Freedom Industries has since filed for bankruptcy, and a bill regulating chemical tanks has been passed in the wake of the spill. But $11,000 as a penalty for leaving 300,000 people without drinkable water for ten days?

My attention is pulled towards stories that involve mass poisoning of fresh water. A vast minority of the amount of water on planet Earth is drinkable. We can’t survive as a species without fresh water. Yet we seem content with having the essence of life poisoned at a rate that could be classified as habitual and doing virtually nothing about it. What does that say about us?

Poisoning the essence of life should at least carry a penalty similar to a DUI. I know people who have gotten DUI’s who have had to pay more than $11,000 when it was all said and done. Is drinking and driving a vehicle on an empty road in the middle of the night worse than poisoning water for 300,000 people?

40 people were sent to the hospital from drinking or simply being exposed to the contaminated water. If I did something that sent 40 people to the hospital, would I not face a penalty more severe than an $11,000 fine?

There is no law without order and no order without law. If people can get away with stealing, murder, and rape then it has been shown throughout history that people will murder, steal, and rape vastly more than if there are immediate and severe consequences for those evil actions.

I certainly classify poisoning water as an evil action, do you?

If we continue to let companies and corporations break the law without having to worry about the consequences everyday people have to worry about, why do we think they’ll do the right thing and follow the laws/rules? Do we think that for profit corporations will engage in a thought and decision-making process in a way that is evolved beyond human nature?

The Supreme Court has said that corporations are people. If companies and corporations are people, then shouldn’t we¬† punish them for hurting people the way we punish individuals for hurting people?

 

 

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by @anarchyroll
4/10/2014

It is very important that you know about and are aware of hydraulic fracturing or fracking as it is more commonly called.

Whether you are for it or against it. Whether you think it is a good idea or bad idea. Whether you think it is dangerous or safe. You need to know what it is and what processes are involved. We all need to know the pros and cons of fracking.

  • What is fracking? It is a method of extracting gas from underground.
  • Who does fracking? Oil and natural gas companies.
  • Where is fracking done? There are numerous fracking sites in the United States, Canada, Europe, and China
  • Since when? It started in 1949 but become popular just in the last half decade as a way to find new energy sources without import.
  • Why is fracking controversial? Because it poisons fresh/ drinking water.
  • How does fracking poison drinking water? Fracking requires tons of liquid chemicals that go underground. Those chemicals leak into the fresh water reservoirs underground. The water becomes undrinkable and in many cases, flammable.

Only 3% of the water on Earth is drinkable. Fracking is essentially mass poisoning that 3%. Yes we need energy but we need fresh water more. We can live without electronics, we literally cannot live as a human species without fresh, drinkable water.

10, 20, 30 years from now there may be fracking that can be done without poisoning the water supply. That will be the time for fracking. Now, it is too risky and there is just too much documented events that prove fracking poisons water. Why it is allowed to continue despite all the evidence it poisons our water? We all know why it is, don’t we? The same reason no one from BP went to jail for the oil spill in the Gulf. The same reason no one from Lehman Brothers went to jail for the 2008 economic collapse. We know why.

Money makes the world go around according to humans. But according the the world it’s gravity. If there was no gravity we would not be able to inhabit Earth. If there was no oxygen we would not be able to inhabit Earth. If there was no food supply or farmable land we would not be able to inhabit Earth. If there is no fresh drinking water we will not be able to inhabit Earth.

Fracking is a risk for making Earth human beings unable to survive by not having fresh drinking water so therefore fracking is bad and those who try to do it are the enemy. Enemy of who? All living being that requires fresh drinking water to survive. Plain and simple. Cut and dry and if fracking is allowed to continue on a mass scale, leaving behind it poisoned fresh water reservoir after poisoned fresh water reservoir, then we as a human race will be left high and dry.