Bad Decisions Erase Good Decisions 0
There is no excuse for choosing bottled water when safe tap water is available. Indeed, much of what is sold as “bottled” water is tap water put into bottles and trucked about the nation, producing air pollution and plastic waste that otherwise would not exist.
This decision is stupid and wasteful.
And not surprising.
Gov. Bob McDonnell is scrubbing his predecessor’s directive telling state government agencies and institutions not to buy individual-sized water bottles unless there’s an emergency or health reason.
The prohibition was one piece of then-Gov. Timothy M. Kaine’s government “greening” plan that didn’t make it through a McDonnell administration rewrite for fear that it could cost Virginia businesses too much green.
I love the rationale.
Some “industries” deserve no protection. This is one of them.