The pictures on the left, taken a few days ago, are of the toxic spill fouling the Animas River in southern Colorado. The picture on the right is the cover of Summitville, a novel I wrote 15 years ago. This thriller tells the story of a cyanide heap-leach gold mine in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado. The story relates the on-going, long-term environmental damage caused by a greedy mine operator, his Wall Street backers, and inept bureaucrats. The mine operator takes the profits. The inhabitants of the ruined watershed are left holding the bag. Sound familiar?
YOU NEVER MISS YOUR WATER TILL YOUR WELL RUNS DRY (OR GETS POISONED)