This chemical spill/water poisoning event should lead to more oversight and safety checks of all the different chemicals being made, used and stored in Chemical Valley, but it will probably take pressure from citizens since corporations seem to control our politicians.
Everyone in government is acting like they are not responsible. Well, they need to start becoming responsible and doing real oversight at every level.
Are we all environmentalists now? It matters what we do to the environment at every level, from individuals to huge corporations, to the government itself. Maybe someone reading this thinks they don't care about their environment. I'd ask those people: Would they rather stand behind a vehicle breathing exhaust fumes, or breathing fresh air out in the country? Would they rather drink the water that was polluted by this chemical spill, or chose to drink fresh clean water from a spring or well?
My point is that we are all environmentalists, whether we believe it or not.
Many never have clean water to use
The recent water crisis has affected the people of West Virginia deeply. The inability to use water for as much as a week is something many of us have never experienced living in the United States. As the old saying goes, you never realize how much you need something until it's gone. The inconvenience so many of us experienced was hard.
Now imagine that no bottled water ever came. No FEMA. No DHS. No safe, clean water ever again. Unfortunately, this is a reality for millions around the world. Think of all the things you use water for. Washing, watering, drinking, and more; all essential to life. Having experienced what it's like without water, I urge every West Virginian to give to charity: water, a non-profit trying to bring safe drinking water to everyone on the planet. A small donation at either charitywater.org or sending a check to 200 Varick Street, Suite 201 New York, NY 10014 will ensure that people everywhere will never have to subsist without water.