California and EPA poised to expand pollution of potential drinking water reserves

California and EPA poised to expand pollution of potential drinking water reserves

As the western United States struggles with chronic water shortages and a changing climate, scientists are warning that if vast underground stores of fresh water that California and other states rely on are not carefully conserved, they too may soon run dry. Should states, like California, be allowed to file aquifer exemptions?

Abrahm Lustgarten
ProPublica

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How should states balance protecting drinking water and the need for industry to dispose of waste?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,3
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