Why does this story remind us of the opening scene from Steve Martin’s “The Jerk.”
The EPA announced today:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing a $25,000 grant to the Onondaga Environmental Institute to teach high school students in Syracuse, New York about the serious affects of water pollution on people’s health and the environment and the importance of protecting rivers, lakes and streams in central New York. Syracuse is located on Onondaga Lake, one of the country’s most contaminated lakes. The lake is polluted by a range of contaminants, from mercury to PCBs to untreated sewage that can lead to health problems and degrade water quality. Water pollution in low income areas of Syracuse has made the city a focus of EPA efforts to reduce pollution in low income communities…
The lake, however, is not used for drinking water by anyone.
So we went to the Onondaga Environmental Institute web page. Here is a picture of the poor oppressed white upstaters that need “environmental justice”: