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Elk River

Too Big To Punish?

Carl Pope | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

If low penalties aren't enough, business allies in Congress are busily making it harder to collect penalties once levied -- the House Appropriations Committee just voted to block EPA from garnishing wages to collect fines from recalcitrant violators.

How West Virginia's Politicians Are Ruled By Coal

The New Yorker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

On the morning of Thursday, January 9, 2014, the people of Charleston, West Virginia, awoke to a strange tang in the air off the Elk River....

Who Protects the People Once Their Water's Been Poisoned?

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.15.2014 | Green
Pat LaMarche

All in all, the assault upon the water 300,000 West Virginians use to -- or used to use to -- drink, prepare food, wash themselves and their belongings may go unpunished.

Kate Sheppard

Pennsylvania Isn't Very Excited About Getting The Chemicals Left After West Virginia's Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As West Virginians continue to deal with the aftermath of a chemical spill that left hundreds of thousands without safe tap water, some ...

W. Va. Governor Requests More Bottled Water

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Three weeks after a 10,000-gallon chemical spill contaminated drinking water for West Virginia residents, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has asked the local wa...

Kate Sheppard

West Virginians Still Worried About Their Water 20 Days After Chemical Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green

Some West Virginians affected by the chemical spill earlier this month are still not drinking their tap water -- and donations of bottled water are st...

Kate Sheppard

Chemical Spill In West Va. Worse Than Initially Reported

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.28.2014 | Green

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection issued an update on Monday evening indicating that the Elk River spill in West Virginia earli...

America's Entitlement Society - Populated by Corporate Executives

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In West Virginia after a cavalier chemical company poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 people, the corporate-hugging, right-wing extremist group Americans for the Prosperous congratulated itself for doling out bottled water one day.

Kate Sheppard

In Ironic Twist, Deregulation Group Solicits Aid For West Virginia

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians have been without access to clean tap water for five days now, following a chemical spill in the Elk River. T...

West Virginia Chemical Spill Leaves 300,000 Without Water

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

(Corrects to remove stock symbol, FPET.OB, to make clear Freedom Petroleum Inc is unrelated to Freedom Industries.) By Ann Moore ...