According to, over a billion people do not have access to clean water.  The same site says that half of the hospital beds in the world are filled by people who are suffering from lack of water that is appropriate for use in drinking, cooking, or bathing.

But here in America, we have no lack of water, right?  Hm.  Perhaps not.  Remember the horrible drought in California in 2017?  And don’t forget Flint, MI, where children are still drinking water filled with lead.  The LA Times reports that billions of gallons of water are being used in drought-stricken areas:

Shouldn’t oil and gas companies be trying to minimize their negative effects on our world?  Shouldn’t the basic human need for water be of the utmost importance?