Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed citizens to change the world. Indeed, its the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
A view of the bay is half the pay is no joke. People give up a lot to live here. So news stories of ordinary people standing up to fight for the purity of a creek or a river or a lake are not uncommon. We live here because we love the land. We are passionately committed to keeping pollutants out of our water. But to win takes money and the weapon of information.
Which brings me to the Freedom of Information Actthe paper plasma for bringing life to environmental cases. Its a simple piece of paper that you can send to any public agency that asks for specific information. An agency might fight the release of data, but environmental information, generally, is not hard to get.