Rest assured Middle America, your mid-July tour of the Southwest is intact. You will still be able to venture into the Grand Canyon, one of the world’s deepest, hottest and most unforgiving wilderness environments, with your three kids in Sponge Bob sneakers sans sunscreen, a small bag of pretzels and a single, cold-vended plastic bottle of Dasani.
That’s right, thanks to the ever-vigilant environmental acumen of those sitting around the boardroom table of the world’s largest soft drink manufacturer and the twist-tie fortitude of Mr. Jon Jarvis, the head of our country’s greatest idea, that pesky ban on plastic water bottles the Grand Canyon was set to launch in January will no longer be an issue. Buy and drink all you want—even if you only need one bottle to get you to the bottom and back. After all, how hot can it really be?
Oh, and feel free to put your half-empty bottle down anywhere you like. That’s why we have Rangers.