A Cuyahoga Moment

The politicians can see it and now they must act

Paul Greenberg

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The Freedom Tower at “Ground Zero” in Manhattan (photo by Cesar Kastoun)

On the morning of June 22nd, 1969, a slick of oil floating atop a notoriously polluted Ohio river called the Cuyahoga, burst into flames and burned for half an hour. In the end the blaze was extinguished and caused about $50,000 in damage. Though the fire was not particularly harmful from an economic point of view, the image of something so…

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Paul Greenberg

New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish as well as The Climate Diet and Goodbye Phone, Hello World paulgreenberg.org