To you people blaming this chemical spill on the coal industry and wanting to shut it down: Freedom also stored chemicals used in steel processing as well as other industries. Do you also want to shut them down?
The people complaining about the smell and taste of their water obviously don't remember what their Kanawha Valley water smelled like and tasted like back in the '50s, '60s and '70s.
It's not the people of Clay, Braxton or Webster that messed up the Elk River. We take care of it. Leave it up to a bunch of people in the Charleston area to give us all a bad name.
What happens to the chemical that washes the coal? Where does the chemical go after washing? Is it in the air or is it in the water?
It looks like the sugar-induced high is finally wearing off for the stock market and economy. A massive headache is on the way.
I respected Erin Brockovich after the movie came out. Now she sounds and acts more like a vulture lawyer stirring up the crowd for another lawsuit.
Kanawha County students returned to a normal school day in record low temps. The county announced Wednesday afternoon that school would be on time Thursday. Ego prevented them from a two-hour delay even after all but four Eastern Panhandle counties operated on a delay. Record low temps should be an automatic delay.
A very grateful thank you to the lady that found my wallet in front of the Dollar General on Route 60 on Tuesday and gave it to the store manager. In today's world, we wonder if honest, caring people still exist. This is an example that they do.
If school is going to be closed three months a year, why not make those three months December, January and February? Turn off the water and heat to the schools all winter. Look at the money that could be saved on heat and no snow days. The students have been out since before Christmas anyway.
Did Danny Jones really say the water crisis was the worst event to happen in his life? He must have forgotten the Challenger explosion, Vietnam, Boston Marathon, various wars, assassinations and, of course, Sept. 11.
So Ms. Tierney says the "state's experts" (whom she declined to name) disagreed with the scientists' findings, said that formaldehyde isn't dangerous to health unless it's heated to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (but wouldn't say where that figure came from either) and that it exists in all manner of products, like "shoe-care agents, carpet cleaners, lacquers, fabric softeners" and the like, which, of course, people ingest all the time, right?
All one need do to prove that members of the Legislature at the state level and Congress at the national level are in it for their own gain is look at their personal wealth when they enter politics and then again after they have served a couple of terms.