I am deeply disappointed that House Speaker John Boehner stated that after the disastrous chemical spill near Charleston, W.Va., which left about 300,000 people without cooking, bathing or drinking water for several days and that required hospitalization for some, that no new regulations are needed.
Sounds like Boehner is in the hip pocket of the chemical companies.
The problem isn't so much enforcing existing laws and regulations, though inadequate funding by Congress has hampered this, as it is chemical companies willfully and repeatedly violating current laws and regulations.
Kenneth L. Zimmerman
Huntington Beach, Calif.
Trust in God and you will be saved
West Virginians of poverty and our astute wealthy residents alike bathed, cooked, drank and washed with West Virginia American Water for the same monthly service charge, and only a turn of the wrist.
Today, I reflect how the Lord Jesus Christ will guide us to forgiveness and how do we trust water once again with the same innocence?
The choice is to trust in God through his word. The answer is found in the Bible. Jesus appeared to the 11 and said to them: "Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned. These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons, they will speak new languages. They will pick up serpents with their hands, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."
God saves all who believe!
Brenda S. Ashworth