By Robin Broad and John Cavanagh
March 17, 2021
Americans will have to fight hard to protect their water from corporate greed. They can learn a lot from El Salvador.
From West Texas to Jackson, Mississippi, tens of millions of people struggled through late winter storms that froze pipes, broke water mains, and cut off electricity. They froze without showers, toilets, or washing machines—let alone drinking water—for days or even weeks.
The irony that Texas, the state built on fossil fuels, was completely unprepared for extreme weather disasters shouldn’t be lost on anyone.