West Virginia’s top mine safety delinquent is also its new governor. | Grist

ety violations and a wide variety of taxes across six different states, beat out the Republican candidate Bill Cole for the West Virginia governor’s seat.Justice, who switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat in advance of the race, o Source: West Virginia’s top mine safety delinquent is also its new governor. | Grist

WV Chem Spill Update: Formaldehyde Is Safe, Coal Is Clean, And Would You Like To Buy This Bridge?

An environmental engineer has reported finding formaldehyde in water samples taken from the area affected by the January 9 West Virginia chemical spill, and though it was only one location the already frayed nerves in the nine-county region have been set on edge once again. According to a report in the West Virginia Gazette, the […]

12 Days After West Virginia Chemical Spill, Company Admits To Another Chemical

Yep, you read that right. Almost two weeks after a storage tank was discovered to be leaking 7,500 gallons of the coal-washing chemical Crude MCHM into the Elk River/water supply for nine counties in West Virginia, company officials finally disclosed yesterday that 300 gallons of another chemical, 12 Days After West Virginia Chemical Spill, Company […]