Protecting Our Watershed

Watch Frontline’s presentation of Poisoned Waters.

A few sound-bites:

“The environment has slipped off our radar screen because it’s not a hot crisis like the financial meltdown, war or terrorism. But pollution is a ticking time bomb. It’s a chronic cancer that is slowly eating away the natural resources that are vital to our very lives.”

-Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

“Agriculture* is by far the largest source of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay and it is arguably the single biggest source of pollution to all of the waters in the country…”

-J. Charles Fox, EPA Asst. Administrator, 1998-’01 

* industrial-sized chicken farms, to be exact. There are many examples of sustainable agriculture in the Chesapeake watershed.

“You have to change the way you live in the ecosystem and the place that you share with other living things. You’ve got to learn to live in such a way that it doesn’t destroy other living things. It’s got to become part of our culture.”

-William Ruckelshaus, founding director of the EPA

Related Links:

Why Can’t We Save the Bay?

How Safe is Your Drinking Water?

What You Can Do

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