The Disingeuous Bastards – When will the ENGO’s start addressing the real problems instead of always blaming it on over fishing?

How We Got Into Such A Mess With Storm water   SEATTLE —  Gliding through the clear, emerald water of Puget Sound, Diver Laura James stopped when something shiny on the bottom caught her eye. She reached down and picked up a tire-flattened beer can. And then she noticed more garbage — stir straws, bubble gum wrappers, coffee lids, a plastic packet of ketchup — littered across the sound’s sandy floor. “I didn’t understand what I was seeing at first,” James says. “We’d swim along and we’d see this decaying swath – black with dead leaves and garbage. And then it would go back to normal.”

James, who has been diving in Puget Sound for more than 20 years, recalls the day she discovered the source. The giant submerged column she saw from a distance was in reality a dark plume of runoff flowing out of a pipe. “It was just billowing and billowing,” James says. “It just made me feel almost helpless because it’s unstoppable.” She asked herself, “How do we stop something that’s so much bigger than us?” continue