Pure Tap Water, Access To Ground Zero
August 6th, 2007

New York tap water is so clean that it does not need filtration, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The city owes a lot to former Governor George Pataki, who helped devise the original agreement between the city and the upstate communities, writes the New York Times. But it also owes a special debt to his successor, Eliot Spitzer, who, with an assist from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, pressed for and won an even stronger watershed protection plan.

The Daily News questions Mayor Michael Bloomberg on his decision to deny the families of the men and women killed on 9/11 access to Ground Zero on the upcoming sixth year anniversary. There is no question that circumstances have changed at Ground Zero as building has progressed. Greater care would be needed this year so that dangerous places are clearly cordoned off, and the NYPD may have to concentrate a bit more on crowd control, the editorial writes. Both those considerations seem manageable.

By on August 6, 2007, 11:46 am
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3 Responses to “Pure Tap Water, Access To Ground Zero”

  1. University Update - George Pataki - Pure Tap Water, Access To Ground Zero Says:
    August 6th, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    […] New York tap water is so clean that it does not need filtration, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. “The city owes a lot to former Governor George Pataki, who helped devise the original agreement between the city and the upstate communities,” writes the New York Times. […]

  2. Chris Anderson Says:
    August 6th, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Owning & Maintaining a home tap water filter is cheap insurance! http://www.waterfilterfacts.com

  3. Scott - Washington, D.C. Says:
    August 7th, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    About time folks gave some credit to Governor Pataki. Lift up your glass and lets drink a toast to Pataki – of course a glass of clean water we toast with.

    Thanks Governor George and now lets do right by Pataki and do something good for the enviorment and drink tap water – not plastic bottled water.

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