Treehugger wants your opinion: Should people be allowed to disconnect from the electric and water grids? A judge in Cape Coral, Fla., recently said no, ruling that a resident who was using solar panels for electricity and rainwater instead of city was was violating building codes. Instead, the court ruled that she must connect to the city water and electricity systems, even if she does not use them. Lloyd Alter's got a round up of the issue at hand and has issued a poll for the industry's response: Should a person be able to do what they want or is going off-grid a public health concern? Read More