West Virginia Chemical Spill
But, hey, the judge said it was only negligence.
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The following day I drove to a couple of the "relief stations" set up to give out free water. Most places were out but I
Southern, who was arrested in early December in Florida and released after posting a $100,000 bond, pleaded not guilty on
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Australia goaded into joining UN Green Climate Fund; PLUS: 'Freedom Industries' boss facing accountability in West Virginia chemical spill... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
Everyday West Virginians can't afford to spend millions to influence their elections, but they deserve safe drinking water. They deserve, as do all Americans, legislators who will work for ordinary people rather than for wealthy special interests.
If low penalties aren't enough, business allies in Congress are busily making it harder to collect penalties once levied -- the House Appropriations Committee just voted to block EPA from garnishing wages to collect fines from recalcitrant violators.