If you are under 50, you don’t remember how we were before the EPA. There were no Superfund sites, rivers were unsafe to swim in and fisherman were warned not to eat their catch, ground water was undrinkable in many rural areas, and open dumping of hazardous waste was common place near unregulated manufacturing plants. Heart and lung disease from environmental exposure was far more prevalent.
It’s different today. And it’s different because of strong environmental regulation. It’s worthwhile taking 2.5 minutes to watch this video and remind yourself of what happens when we let our guard down. We have to fight for better.