Future wars, it's being said, will be fought over water. Water will be the "gold" of the future. Already, around the globe, corporations and states are working fast and furiously to privatize/own water resources. In some places it's illegal to catch rainwater (even in places here in the US!).
Here, in New York State, we sit atop a resource far more valuable than shale gas, and we must not permit industry to remove or contaminate that resource. Water is essential to ALL life.