Neighbors step up to help their neighbors as water order continues

Jan 12, 2014 Full story: West Virginia Metro 7

Water was pouring into the parts of nine West Virginia counties still under a Do Not Use Water order on Sunday.

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Barbarossa

Lovingston, VA

#1 Jan 13, 2014
Maybe now after this disaster West Virginia will finally set up regulations for these companies and protect the environment. It's already common knowledge that they have Earl Ray Tomlin in their pocket.
Beavis

Fairmont, WV

#3 Jan 13, 2014
In his state-of-the-state address on January 8th, Governor Tomblin proposed raiding the Emergency Fund in order to balance the state's budget.
On January 9th, he had to declare a state of emergency in nine counties following a massive chemical spill across the river from the Governor's Mansion.
Oh the irony!

“Real Men Read”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#4 Jan 13, 2014
The energy extraction industries have destroyed our communities, lives, air, land and water for too long in the name of profit.The governor, legislature and DEP are in their pockets. We'll be left with ruination and despair when the temporary jobs are all gone, and the profits are out-of state. The chemical spill in Charleston is too big to sweep under the rug this time. That chemical is used for washing coal in prep plants that process metallurgical coal, about 25% of the plants in the state. If there weren't a market for it in the coal industry, that chemical would not have been produced, never mind in the tank that leaked. It all ties together. We need real regulations, more inspectors, and a policy which will gradually steer us to renewable energy sources, so that this kind of problem never occurs again.
Barbarossa

Lovingston, VA

#5 Jan 13, 2014
It should not have happened in the first place. On the evening news Mr Tomlin didn't say regulations need to be put in place his phrase was it needs looked into. Which means he is going to do a damn thing about it. Hopefully because of the national attention things will start moving in the right direction.

“Real Men Read”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#6 Jan 13, 2014
Barbarossa wrote:
It should not have happened in the first place. On the evening news Mr Tomlin didn't say regulations need to be put in place his phrase was it needs looked into. Which means he is going to do a damn thing about it. Hopefully because of the national attention things will start moving in the right direction.
The water is starting to flow again, media attention will shift to the next thing. The citizens have to keep their focus and demand real change of this legislature, not (big) business as usual.
You might be interested in this, especially the petition at the end.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/10/1268...
nference-underway-No-clue-when -it-will-end?#c91
It can be done

Fairmont, WV

#7 Jan 13, 2014
The state knows every move made on every video lottery machine in every hotspot. They could monitor chemical manufacture and storage in the state too.

“Real Men Read”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#8 Jan 13, 2014
It can be done wrote:
The state knows every move made on every video lottery machine in every hotspot. They could monitor chemical manufacture and storage in the state too.
At the very least, they could come up with a scratch-off lottery ticket to pay for the DEP to hire more inspectors, and buy some real test equipment.

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