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Environment vs jobs. Why does it have to be this way? What’s the answer?


I don’t understand why we can’t figure out how to do both; clean up the environment and save jobs at the same time. What is the problem? Lack of brainpower? Or lack of energy or courage or determination?  Just questions to ask.

Central Coast growers, environmentalists spar over proposed water quality rules

Posted: 07/09/2010 09:01:28 AM PDT

Updated: 07/09/2010 08:42:50 PM PDT

Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel Field north of Santa Cruz are irrigated along the... ( @Shmuel Thaler )

WATSONVILLE — Proposed rules to clean up Central Coast waters could damage agriculture and put thousands of farmworkers out of work, according to growers.

But environmentalists say nitrate from fertilizers and pesticides is poisoning the region’s water supplies, and without more regulation, public health is at risk.

More at http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_15477074?source=rss&nclick_check=1

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2 Responses

  1. I also think it’s so sad we can’t do both 😦

  2. I don’t advocate putting thousands of farmworkers out of work but at the same time I don’t want to risk the health and even lives of a million people to prop up their jobs. What’s the solution?

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