KSquared wrote >>
rus wrote >>
paktinat wrote >>
The oil and gas industry doesn't do things because they are nice people, they do them because they know even with 5th largest lobbying body in the US government that they soon will be forced to change what they are doing because it is so bad for the environment.
Wonder how expensive energy has to be before a majority of the population cares more about energy price than environmental damage...
As much as many would like to believe otherwise, humans are all still dependent on the natural world for survival. Does it really make sense to foul our potable water instead of finding better solutions to our energy needs? I'm interested in the cost of things like desalination on a large scale versus developing and implementing alternative energy sources.
I'm not advocating anything... just remembering back to the "nuke their ass and take the gas" sentiment of the 70's during the OPEC embargo ( yes, I'm old ).
Seems like there's a tipping point there. Just wondering where it is.
As to not drinking the water or eating the food... well, guess that's why we import so much oil. Let other countries deal with the mess, eh?