Knowledge gives us the understanding we need to protect the environment. By knowing where our water comes from, we can make better choices about what we do to the ground.
As Oklahoma’s attorney general, in 13 of his 14 lawsuits against the EPA, Scott Pruitt reportedly joined corporations and trade associations that had given generously to his political campaign. In his Senate testimony, he was confronted with a letter that he sent against the EPA that was almost entirely copied from a legal memo crafted by well-funded opponents of environmental regulation. He smiled.
Recently Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to Stony Brook University to announce a major initiative to address New York’s water woes. His proposal would allocate $6 million for a new comprehensive groundwater study for Long Island to further examine levels of saltwater intrusion and chemical contamination–essentially the byproducts of over-pumping our aquifer and not having enough sewers.
“We need some more financial assistance from our federal and state governments."
The town's amended code goes further than Suffolk County's current health standard to reduce the level of nitrogen in the waterways.
“If we don’t change the way we are living...we are in for trouble."