I had heard this report was out but hadn’t seen it until now–about our toxic waterways. Indiana, unfortunately, heads the list for toxic load. It’s worse than I first read about–the number now is 17 million pounds of toxins into our waterways. 43 million pounds released into the Ohio river, THE most toxic river. Good Grief.
And Joe Donnelly, Dan Coats, and Jackie Walorski, paid by their bosses (in the form of campaign $$, and God knows what else), are fighting for the industries’ right to poison us. Some of them are so bold to say they’re fighting for us and our families….seriously. 17 million pounds of toxins. Whom is irresponsible, Mr. Coats?
NY Times has a page up on fines and violations…and how nobody takes responsibility.
The Sierra Club’s take on the Indiana Dept. of Environmental Mis-Management, including a dog boiled alive by hot water discharge, and a coal industry lobbyist being appointed to…wait for it…the IDEM–for prosecuting the polluters. If this wasn’t so serious, I would be laughing my arse off.