Today as the entire planet battles a viral pandemic—a battle we are increasingly uncertain about winning based on the rush of COVID evolutions—it’s fitting that we consider water and the evolutionary forces it faces. Clean water is at the heart of the mission of Floating Island International.
The Clean Water Act(s), in place since the early ’70s, October 1972 to be exact, gave us clear direction, and blatant contaminant pollution became forbidden.
At the time it was passed, a time of rivers that actually caught on fire, we were a nation ready to act. Montana’s own Senator Max Baucus led from the Democratic aisle, and bipartisan movement took place. But the Act didn’t address nutrient pollution. That would have meant telling farmers that fertilizer needed to be regulated. America, the world’s breadbasket, wasn’t ready for that.
Now, nearly a half century later, nutrient pollution regularly results in Harmful Algae Blooms of incredible volume. These blooms occur in headwater states, like Montana, and stretch down to the Gulf of Mexico They occur in every sector of the country, and the Lake Erie’s and Chesapeake Bays of our country are the recipients, and the victims. And as they die, so will we.
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