Adding Fluoride to Portland Drinking Water? Really? When the prospect of adding fluoride to Portland’s drinking water reared it’s head once again, our first reaction was how unlikely in today’s times of enlightenment about toxins and the sacredness of all things natural, in a progressive city that historically has stood against conventional medicine by voting […]
Water and Ecology
Enron’s Fraudulent Dealings Cripple BPA Bonneville has a long history of making huge financial mistakes that have cost the salmon. In the 1970s, it campaigned for the construction of 13 mega-power plants, including 5 nuclear plants and 8 coal plants — even if they weren’t needed at the time. “The prudent thing is to keep
Halted Trinity River Project Back on Track By ROBIN KLEIN Moves were undertaken long ago to rescue one of the most important rivers in America, the Trinity. Significant because it remains one of the most pristine and least hindered of large rivers, and has been a major source of irrigation water for California’s parched Central
Meet the Miner Who Thinks He’s Immune to Environmental Laws By Paul Koberstein and John Williams Joseph Leonard Hardesty never met an environmental law he wouldn’t defy. Local gravel miners Hardesty, 55, and his business partner, Richard David Churches, 44, have earned the unsolicited adoration of tea party activists across the country for their unrelenting
Portland environmentalist says billions are wasted in U.S. water pollution cleanup Originally published in the Portland Tribune Oct. 20, 2015) By PAUL KOBERSTEIN The United States spends about $10 billion combating water pollution every year, almost all of which is wasted, according to Joe Whitworth, executive director of the Freshwater Trust, a Portland-based environmental group.
The Last Undammed River in California By PAUL KOBERSTEIN The Cosumnes River, a stream fed by rain and water drawn from aquifers, twists and surges in a narrow braid as it pours down from the Sierra Nevada and runs across the Sacramento plains to the Delta. The only undammed river in the Central Valley, the