Environmental and Groundwater Issues
Men and nations behave wisely once they
have exhausted all other alternatives.
-- Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat
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Should the groundwater withdrawal permit for the RockTenn paper mill at West Point, Va be renewed?
March 13, 2013
Averting a groundwater crisis
Another appeal for the adoption of groundwater management regulations to protect the water supply of the Virginia coastal plain..
The big fight over a little fish
Protecting the menhaden stock of the Chesapeake Bay shouldn't depend on arcane computer models.
August 19, 2012
More thoughts on menhaden management in the Chesapeake Bay
August 22, 2012
More pain at the gas pump
Why increased oil drilling in the U.S. won't cure high gasoline prices
April 25, 2012
You break it, you own it
Who will be held responsible for the environmental damage caused by the Bluff Point PUD?
October 14, 2011
You can't believe what you read in the newspapers
Are local newspapers intentionally misleading the public about the threat to the Northern Neck water supply?
July 22, 2011
As the members of the Board of Supervisors of Northumberland County fuss over traffic counts, "by-right" development criteria, estimates of future retail sales, and something the County's consultant calls
"marginal costing estimates," the proud heritage of the County is being sold out.
April 17, 2011
Hard to stop a train
Why ignorance and denial will wreck the water supply of the Virginia Coastal Plain.
February 7, 2011
No such thing as a free lunch
We may not know how much environmental damage the Bluff Point PUD will cause until it is too late.
November 20, 2010
How much more water can be squeezed from the traditional supply?
October 31, 2010
From Superabundance to a Sustainable Water Supply
Future water demand can no longer be met simply by increasing the storage capacity of fresh surface water and groundwater sources.
October 25, 2010
Will the groundwater withdrawals at Bluff Point threaten the Kilmarnock water supply?
April 27, 2010
It's the water supply, stupid!
Politicians must recognize that the healthy functioning of our economic and production systems is dependent on a reliable water supply.
February 18, 2010
To the Last Drop?
The artesian aquifer system of the Virginia Coastal Plain is already in overdraft and the day when it will no longer be adequate to meet our water demands is fast approaching.
January 1, 2010
When Nature Trumps Politics
Is opposition to the expansion of the Eastern Virginia GWMA based on political ideology rather than science?
November 4, 2009
Lurching toward trouble
The Virginia Coastal Plain needs a comprehensive water supply plan--Now!
May 12, 2009
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