Water and Ecology

Meet the Miner Who Thinks He’s Immune to Environmental Laws

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 …

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Adding Fluoride to Portland Drinking Water? Really?

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 …

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Portland environmentalist says billions are wasted in U.S. water pollution cleanup

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. …

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