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For coal and cows we ignore the polluted water

Our American system often reflects the basic values of the nation, and it's clear that money trumps public health. I'm not talking about the medical industry.
Written by Harry Fuller, Contributor on

Our American system often reflects the basic values of the nation, and it's clear that money trumps public health. I'm not talking about the medical industry. Not in the purview of this blog. Today there's an expose of how much dangerous crud is in drinking water around the country. And state or local officials are far more concerned about hampering the cattle or coal industry than insuring clean water for locals to drink. So over the past decades we haven't just deregulated banking and broadcasting, we deregulated drinking water. All the lead and arsenic and organic goodies that leach into our drinking water? There are greentech solutions to pollutions, but first we have to actually care.

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