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From The Hill:

Clean water crisis threatens US

  • Hundreds of cities and towns are at risk of sudden and severe shortages, either because available water is not safe to drink or because there simply isn’t enough of it.
  • The situation has grown so dire the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence now ranks water scarcity as a major threat to national security alongside terrorism.
  • The problem is being felt most acutely in the West, where drought conditions and increased water use have helped turn lush agricultural areas to dust.

UPDATE: With a new headline from Truthout:

“Nestlé Is Trying to Break Us”: A Pennsylvania Town Fights Predatory Water Extraction

Donna Diehl, a 55-year-old school bus driver from Kunkeltown, Pennsylvania, a small historic town located on the edge of the Poconos, wanted to do three things this year: drive the bus, paint her bathroom and learn to…

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