Letters to the Editor

Where is the outrage about Iowa water quality?

Reading about Iowa’s contaminated drinking water, I ask where is our outrage, where is our love for our state and its people? Why are the majority legislators in Iowa so indifferent toward evidence of harm for decades?

I think of pregnant moms drinking that water, the children whose immune system still is developing, girls and boys whose hormonal systems are developing. When we watch the Iowa Girls Basketball State Tournament, we see that it is sponsored by the same complex of agribusiness that actively oppose clean water legislation through purchased political friendship. So it is OK for those girls to drink hormone-disrupting chemicals in their drinking water. Add some 50 million pounds of weed killers applied to Iowa annually, even as many farmers have proved they are not necessary.

In case you have not noticed, Iowa is being taken advantage of and treated like a sacrifice zone and Iowans for the most part are comfortable with it. Where is the outrage, where is the love?

Kamyar Enshayan

Cedar Falls

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