Our national water challenges are part of a broader set of global water problems. Basic water services, including safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation, are still unavailable for between two and three billion people around the world.
I'd like to hear the Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies state publicly why D.C. tap water is unacceptable for the next Presidential Inauguration and then explain to the public why extremely expensive bottled water from New York is the answer.
I don't know when America got to the point where someone can pour 590 chemicals into the ground with impunity -- where we have to argue for our right to know what's in our water and to protect our families.
A controversial upcoming study of hydraulic fracturing could affect Congress' decision whether to repeal an exemption that shields the fracturing process from federal regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act.