"The concern is that while we are not taking much action, children are being damaged on a generational level."
Miami now joins Miami Beach and Stuart, two cities in Florida who have also banned glyphosate.
"This administration prioritizes corporate profits over public safety, pure and simple."
"Our water and natural resources are the foundation of our economy and our way of life in Florida. So today, I’m signing an Executive Order to take immediate action to protect our environment and our water."
Michigan has meanwhile presented itself as the ground zero of water problems, as the people of Detroit worked to make themselves a model for solutions.
“That’s why a lot of people in Detroit are choosing water over medicine, water over rent, water over new shoes for their kids." “Because it’s such a huge percentage of people’s income right now.”
"We found that the average depth of water resources across the country was about half of what people had previously estimated.”
As solar and wind become increasingly cost competitive with natural gas for electric power generation – especially in water-constrained areas of the country – they have the added advantage of being a water smart choice.
The global movement to stop privatization deals and expand public ownership just scored a huge victory in Baltimore, as residents voted overwhelmingly to ban putting their water in private hands.