Federal lands in county jurisdictions are not accountable for stormwater pollution prevention of state water bodies. Local jurisdictions (counties and cities) under regulation by regional state agencies -- with no authority to address federal land contributions to receiving water body impairments -- place the burden of correcting impaired conditions on local land owners in proximity to the water body, through public ...more »
I am blessed to live next to the last living estuaries in the united states, the wonderful, magical Indian River Lagoon, It's so sad to see the product of human vanity for their lawns near such a drastically important role in the life cycle, of all life. Without this estuary would deem catastrophe on the future of marine life, and eventually our own,.I believe it should be against the law to fertilize near such a fragile ...more »
We hear and read a lot about stopping fracturing of oil and gas wells and the how they contaminate water, while this is true thewat6er can be recycled and reused in drilling and fracturing activities, our company has developed a process that removes contaminates to include salt bring the water to below required EPA rquired standards. Its injection well that are the real issue, this is were contaminated water is sent down ...more »
Mankind's direct aquatic thermal contribution has also created an unnatural worldwide thermal presence, which is more responsible for the decline in the planetary ice, than the atmospheric CO2's. The reason that our direct thermal contribution has accumulated within the ocean waters, is because the oceans have a predominant inwards direction of conduction, ontop of the fact that water is a good storage facility for thermal ...more »
Governments have yet to require the oil industry to insure that oil extraction from under the sea floor isn't potentially increasing the rate in which thermal energy is being transferred from the hotter planet surface, into the colder ocean waters. If this is happening, humanity my never live long enough to see the recovery of the planetary ice. Even if we greatly reduced the CO2 levels. Lab experiments suggest that this ...more »
A lot of what I'm reading is about cleaning up the mess that we have made. I think a better idea, especially in my home state of PA is to stop pollution before it happens. I'm talking about drilling for gas. We are creating a problem that we will not be able to fix and I don't understand why the EPA is not shutting these operations down. There is certainly enough evidence to say STOP until we know the best way to ...more »
Many people don't think about the fresh water that comes out of their taps, into garden hoses and their toilets. By promoting simple ideas and some easy technology we can save so much water that literally goes down the drain unnecessarily. From using grey water, turning off taps while brushing teeth, taking out lawns and replacing with xeriscaping, etc.
Do you feel it is important to have universal acceptance of scientific terms for consistency in written communications and writing? I believe it is vital that science writing be clear and consistent! As an example, "Groundwater" is defined simply as water located beneath the earth's surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations. The term "groundwater" has evolved and there is still an alternate ...more »
Is I live in mass just watched frontline program on the planned mega mine that an evil and sinister corporation named pebble plans to build in alaska that will screw the people and kill the fish while displacing lots of wildlife and ruining that beautiful landscape. Is nothing safe from greed? Wtf! However the EPA has the power to stop them. Now im just a girl that really doesnt care about much besides tanning and my ...more »
Should there be a device developed to stop diesel fuel spills at the pump for semi tractor trailers at the fuel stops
The Department of the Navy, has violated the 1974, 1986 and 1996 safe drinking water act, from 1957 - 1987 in regards to the Camp Lejeune contaminated drinking water. The Department of the Navy, has also violated the TSCA, from 1957 - 2001. The Department of the Navy, has violated the 1972 clean water act in 2001 aboard Camp Lejeune at lot 203. No written or any other form of citations has been issued to the Department ...more »
I have a real issue with the lack of regulation regarding the extreme extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing. Why is this exempt from Clean Water, Clean Air & Safe Drinking Water Acts? Why is the BLM allowing the extraction of our national resources for export? Why is the EPA not inisisting Congress pass the FRAC Act? Will the EPA be commenting on the proposed rule changes regarding hydrualic fracturing? I ...more »
Use gallon of vinegar on weeds instead of using pesticides. Vinegar kills weeds dead, is exceedingly cheaper than toxins and does no harm to groundwater.
Hydraulic fracturing uses a ton of the public water supply and laces it with chemicals that fracture the rock in order to capture the gas. As much as 40% of this chemical/water mixture is lost, leaving it to seep into the ground where it travels into the aquifer, contaminating the groundwater supply, harming wildlife and aquatic life, and potentially harming humans. According to the EPA, 70 to 140 billion gallons of ...more »
Such as airports, sports arenas, etc. We could use so much less water if the EPA would encourage large public venues/buildings with high volume traffic to use composting toilets. If you're near Atlanta, you can come see what these are like at Sweetwater Creek State Park, whose Visitor Center has composting toilets and was the first LEED Platinum certified building in the Southeast.
If domestic, urban municipalities are responsible for the largest share of contaminated water discharge in both brownfields and waterways, furthermore having population concentrations that are expected to increase from 50% now to 70% in 2050, then we need to consider some alternatives to the current cost and infrastructure of handling storm run-off in coastal cities and human waste around the country. I wrote a Sustainable ...more »
If we start requesting people to bring their own reusable bottles of water if they need water this will save money and the environment. Just for convenience bottled water is being served at every events and meetings. I am organizing an event Earthday@Loudoun Family Festival and we decided not to provide it. We'll have water to fill up reusable bottles and bottles to give away if people need it.