Wow. After toiling for years to expose the ills of water pollution, it’s really exciting to see some of the nation’s largest news organizations tackling some of the country’s biggest water-contamination problems.
We’ve previously highlighted the New York Times’ excellent piece on widespread industrial non-compliance with the Clean Water Act, which leads in some cases to polluted drinking water.
Meanwhile, over at the Associated Press, some poor journalist whose byline was dropped when his story ran in the Charleston Daily Mail has done an admirable job looking into the quality of drinking water in the nation’s schools. We helped in a sort of consultant role when the colleagues at the Seattle P-I took this topic on some years ago. We’re glad the AP went after the national picture.
— Robert McClure