Letter: Stop destroying our environment: say no to mines
EPA National River and Stream Assessment shows the nation's rivers and streams are in bad shape. This is the money quote: "There are various reasons for the bad shape the nation's rivers and streams are in. Nutrient pollution is a major cause, with phosphorus and nitrogen running off from agricultural and urban sources. There's also land development that can cause accelerated erosion and flooding" -- mostly through removing natural plant and tree cover.