Kent Carper's law office is first in line to sue over water contamination. Is he suing himself for lax oversight?
Of course, everyone knows that President Obama was behind this chemical spill; am not sure how it was his fault, but you know it is.
Coal keeps the lights on ... and the faucets off.
Some environmental-type person needs to tell us masses what to do with "swirly" light bulbs when they burn out. Everyone I know is just throwing them in the trash, mercury and all.
All of the agencies, including the Kanawha County Commission and Emergency Services need to address the information in the article "Why wasn't there a plan?" by Ken Ward Jr. that was in the Sunday Gazette-Mail. Sounds like this "incident" could have been prevented or at least been dealt with sooner.
We don't need no Obama-controlled EPA in West Virginia. Until, of course, something happens, like a chemical spill. Then everyone asks why weren't there rules. Why wasn't someone checking on this?
West Virginia American Water Company should be taken over by the state of West Virginia for failure to operate and maintain a public water system in a responsible manner as required by law.
I have to wonder if it's even possible for people to attend a sporting event without becoming intoxicated, berating the officials on every play, and talking trash to the opposing fans. One less attendee here because of it.
All the Herd needed was a coach from WVU.
Can't you leave politics out of your column just once? No political conservative, or anyone in their right mind, would traditionally oppose industrial safety or health inspections, on grounds that they interfere with private business. The current crisis does not make it "clear" that this was the situation. Shame on your editorial writers!
The counties affected by the water are more than one big Tudor's biscuit. McDonald's closing throughout the area does affect their employees, however many higher-end restaurants and small, privately-owned businesses are the ones suffering financially.
Are our politicians in the pockets of polluters?
Like Upper Big Branch, Freedom Industries and West Virginia American Water are perfect examples of capitalism at work. The only thing that matters is the bottom line.With all the rivers of fresh water in West Virginia, exactly why are we in such a mess? Is downstream from chemical industry the only place that West Virginia American Water can put their uptake? It sure seems stupid. No one saw this danger beforehand?