When’s the Water Safe to Drink? What WV Officials are Saying About Conditions

When's the Water Safe to Drink- What WV Officials are Saying About Conditions

After coal processing company Freedom Industries accidentally spilled chemicals into the Elk River, on January 9th, officials in West Virginia banned residents in several cities from using tap water for anything other than flushing toilets.

Officials lifted their tap water ban ten days after the spill; however, more than a month later, residents still have justifiable concerns.… [Read more]

A Republican woman to watch for

Shelley Moore Capito

The House of Representatives has more than its share of loons. While firebrands of both genders are found there, one would like to think the Senate considers itself to be the “grown-ups table.” Republican Congresswomen all too often seem as if they fill character parody roles crafted by late night comedy writers. North Carolina is usually good for a couple of crazy grannies.… [Read more]

Just Shut Up!

John_Raese_Just_Shut_Up

Well, what else can one say to John Raese, the Republican running for a U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia? … [Read more]

Mountaintop Removal: A Dirty History Repeats Itself

MountainTop Removal

The monster of mountaintop removal* is once again rearing its ugly head. The aptly named Arch Coal may be about to blow the top off of historic Blair Mountain – the 1921 site of the largest civil uprising after the Civil War, a battle between coal miners and coal operators. Needless to say, there are a lot of people upset.… [Read more]