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Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Friday Harbor, WA
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We on San Juan Island live next door to Victoria/Vancouver Island, and it is an ongoing, irate source of "news" that they are dumping millions of gallons of raw sewer over there into the local waters. Other than Hoffalives, my take is that most of the population over there doesn't give a crap (sorry...), or they would do something about it. Since most people tend to ignore it and look the other way, it ain't gonna change any time soon.
Hoffa, as far as your personal moral conundrum, I once lived in a marina outside of Portland, OR (on the slow moving Multnomah Channel) where the marina manager literally told us to "do what everyone else does" and pump right into the water. Which was against I don't know how many state and local regulations. Well, we wouldn't do it. We pumped out properly, and over time made a few of our neighbors feel guilty enough to alter their pump out practices for the better.
To me, the moral of the story is change is quite often made one person at a time. My default has always been to do what is right, even if it's a pain in the ass (sorry again!).
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