Republican Party Wants More Mining as West Virginia Thirsts for Answers

Republican Party Wants More Mining as West Virginia Thirsts for Answers

Two days ago near Charleston, West Virginia, Patriot Coal Corp. spilled more than 100,000 gallons of coal slurry into a tributary of the Kanawha River. Slurry is a coal-mining waste product containing dozens of chemicals.  But this contamination of the area’s water comes as a morbid sequel for 300,000 West Virginians, because their water had […]

West Virginia Water Poisoned for Years

West Virginia Water Poisoned for Years

West Virginia’s water has been poisoned for years because of coal mining operations in the hills and valleys of America’s “Mountain State.” Joe Stanley was ready when toxic methylcycohexane methanol (MCHM) was dumped into West Virginia’s Elk River recently. While over a quarter million people were without water to drink or wash, Stanley had already stopped […]

West Virginia Chemical Spill Deal Up to $4M Approved

West Virginia Chemical Spill Deal Up to $4M Approved

In federal bankruptcy court, attorneys for the company behind the chemical spill in West Virginia said a deal has been secured that is up to $4 million in credit to assist in continuing operations. Freedom Industries will continue to pay top vendors and its employees, while providing funds for the environmental cleanup from the chemical […]