Clean Water Advocacy
March 6, 2018
It is widely known that Erin Brockovich does not back down when confronted with a tough fight.
This is good news for those who care about our clean water sources. A recent Edmonton Journal article (edmontonjournal.com) follows up with Erin’s current clean water activism. Her latest film appearance is in the documentary called “Last Call at the Oasis.” It is about the dwindling clean water supplies around the world and the drastic repercussions already being experienced.
Brockovich is especially concerned with water issues at home in the U.S. “There are people in our country that don’t get water, and that is a shocker for people“. As she alludes to the idea that water shortages and water pollution is falsely assumed to be largely a third world problem, she is becoming just as surprised at others to find out how untrue this is.
The film named after her, in which Julia Roberts won an Oscar for, has certainly aided in her fight to help protect clean drinking water sources and to expose companies that threaten to ruin them for all. She is also currently working on a case of a group of children in New York suffering from unusual neurological symptoms that may be attributed to polluted water.
Perhaps the most important take-away from this article was the fact that she encourages others to take a stand. She realizes that one person can only do so much, and that, she has. Our collective voice for clean water rights can be much more powerful that just one, albeit a very strong one. Grassroots efforts can turn into very large campaigns when people come together.
Hopefully Erin Brockovich’s work is showing the people that she comes into contact with just how true that can be.