Penny Hooper and Richard Fireman, both with the Council’s NC Interfaith Power & Light program, have collaborated to write a powerful op-ed on coal ash which has just appeared in the Wilmington StarNews.
I was most intrigued by how they framed their piece, noting that, from the beginning of time, there has been “only one water.” The earth does not create more of it; the earth and its inhabitants merely reuse and recycle that original supply of water. As they write, “The water that the dinosaurs drank, that Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad drank, and that falls today as rain and fills our wells is the same water.” I had never before thought about water in that way.
To read the entire op-ed and the important points they made about the threat of coal ash to our water supplies, go to Penny Hooper: We can’t gamble with groundwater.
George Reed, Executive Director