From the environmental activist, consumer advocate, renowned crusader, and champion fighter whose courageous case against Pacific Gas and Electric was dramatized in the Oscar-winning film—a book that looks at our present situation with water and reveals the imminent threats to our most precious, essential element as it shows us how we can each take action to make changes in our cities, our towns, and our villages before it is too late.
Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It is a brutally honest look at how mismanagement, chemical spills, mishandling of toxic waste and sludge, and even fake studies have created the perfect storm in terms of damaging water systems in the United States ... Brockovich delves deep into places where there are unreported cancer clusters to show us the extent of it. She also brings a layman's approach to the science behind the situation, explaining most of the pollutants affecting our water and discussing their effects on human health ... This is an impeccably researched book that brings science, court cases, depositions, interviews, history, and personal experience to the table to make strong points about the dire state of many of our water systems — and the consequences of it.
... disturbing and powerful ... [Brockovich] and Boothby provide a concise treatise on the common chemical contaminants plaguing the water supplies of many American localities and then dive into a collection of true stories highlighting the largely unheralded residents of cities and towns across the country who, to protect their water, have educated themselves, organized, and purposefully engaged in long-running battles against corporate interests and local authorities. In many cases, Brockovich was fighting right along with them, and she shares personal anecdotes in addition to providing specific steps to assist readers in pursuit of their own community actions. With scientific conclusions that cannot be denied and riveting reports from the trenches, Superman’s Not Coming will resonate strongly with anyone concerned about this important topic.