Leaders put chemicals above citizens
West Virginia's disgruntled citizens in all probability will be more selective when choosing future candidates to fill government leadership positions. It appears our current governor and legislators are back peddling when it comes to assuring accountability from corporate America.
Being more concerned about collecting wages for workers then ridding this state of incompetent chemical business, can only be because the labor force is the taxpayer, not the chemical industry.
Even though the governor acknowledged we are still in a state-of-emergency mode, he evidently doesn't comprehend the continued need for bottled water distribution sites. It seems his emergency mode doesn't include providing safe drinking water to citizens who don't accept, or trust the water company, nor his governmental representatives' safe-to-use propaganda assurances.
Clearly, with this emergency came an awakening to the dangers of chemical storage and production by companies who operate without strict government controlled oversight.
Federal and state governmental agencies fear the vocal outrage they would undoubtedly face, should the real dangers of chemical storage and production on our environment and our bodies become known.
So the wheels of the tricycle being ridden at the Capitol will continue to go backward in an effort to save corporate America's greedy profits, from the hands of the only people spending actual money during this time, the citizens of West Virginia.
If indeed, our present leadership and legislators are hoping their refusal to actually enact legislation to stop constituents further environmental and health related harms, will continue to bring voters to the polls in hope of re-electing them, I'd say they're hanging their hopes on a very thin line.