The Erie Situation

As climate, politics and agricultural interests collide, the health of Lake Erie - and that of its local population and wildlife - are at risk.

This film is shown without subtitles
Time & Tickets

In 2014, the citizens of Toledo, Ohio, had to go without running water for three days when a bloom of toxic algae entered the drinking water plant from Lake Erie. This should have been a wake-up call for politicians, big agriculture, and citizens everywhere that freshwater resources are at risk of becoming toxic worldwide.

The Erie Situation explores the confluence of science, public sentiment, politics, and the powerful farming lobby as Ohio wrestles with how to confront the drivers of toxic algae.

David J. Rucks, 2022, 72 min. English spoken, not subtitles.