About Ry Rivard

Ry covers water for the Explorer. Before coming to New York, he reported on water and energy for Voice of San Diego.
He can be reached at [email protected]

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  1. Boreas says

    While there were significant advances in fresh water cleanup brought about by the Clean Water Act, we need to make sure those protections are not relaxed by federal and state administrations willing to de-regulate in exchange for big money provided by polluters. Additionally, much of the fresh water pollution has shifted to the oceans – in particular the state-sized floating plastic trash islands (big oil) that are conveniently out of sight. And microplastics (big oil) are one of the many new dangers to freshwater and saltwater alike. Clean water and air are not options, and certainly should not be political footballs.

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