Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dirty Ohio

I don't know how many of you saw this, but last week a group published a report saying the Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. Considering the industries along the Ohio and it's tributaries, my first reaction was, "Well duh." We've come a long way in cleaning up the Ohio, and there's still a long way to go.

Beyond that, I'll have to think some more.


Dangerous Dan said...

That all may be true.

But, the report was produced by PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center.

Check out their website, their position papers and you get what I suspected. They're Luddite tree-huggers and whale-kissers who want us to stop Marcellus Shale development. They're all for green energy, plus they're still on the global warming kick.

Both of which are bogus. Green energy will NEVER meet the energy needs of the US and global warming is coming unraveled what with the bogus data and the attempted cover up.

Again, it may very well be true. But coming from a extremist, tree-hugging organization (I repeat myself) my bullshot alarm starts sounding.

jb said...

The industry along the river isn't what makes it polluted these days. Its the trash and plastic drinking bottles people have thrown in it over the years. The output of every power plant combined isn't even close to what one of the major cities cause. They fly yellow flags at Emsworth lock to warn people of the extra amout of sewage in the water around Pittsburgh. Least you can swim in the Ohio still, if you just fall in the Illinois river below Chicago you get transported to the hospital. I will continue to take my chances with the Ohio