Wash Post: Water Crisis a Warning to U.S.

The Washington Post has highlighted the recent water crisis in Toledo, noting that the government needs to get involved now to prevent future water crises.

The harmful toxin found in Lake Erie that caused a water crisis in Ohio’s fourth-largest city this weekend has raised concerns nationally. That’s because no states require testing for such toxins, which are caused by algal blooms. And there are no federal or state standards for acceptable levels of the toxins, even though they can be lethal.

This is how it is expected to start.  As the Post suggests, there needs to be some federal and/or state regulations to protect our water.  But minor steps may not be enough.

In Inevitable, the federal government reacts similarly, but we step in when the crisis has already exploded.  At that time, there is only one thing left for the government to do.


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