Fossil fuels West Virginia Water Crisis

Published on January 11th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

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West Virginia Crisis is One More Nail in Coal’s Coffin

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How bad is the chemical spill crisis in West Virginia? It’s bad enough that Wal-Mart had to call in a police escort to “protect” a shipment of bottled water into an area where the water has been deemed unsafe to bathe with, brush your teeth with, or wash your clothes with. It’s almost enough for me to want to get in touch with all the idiots who were asking “how is coal dangerous!?” a few months back … but I suspect they’re all busy evacuating West Virginia.

As for the people of West Virginia, they went straight Romney in 2012, largely in part to Mittens’ pro-coal policies. This has, as you can see, worked out well for all involved. As for exactly how well it’s all working out for West Virginia, you can read more in this article from Cleantechnica. Enjoy!

 


West Virginia Chemical Spill Another Black Eye For “Clean Coal” (via Clean Technica)

If you didn’t know what Crude MCHM was on Thursday,  given the nine-county water crisis unfolding in West Virginia you probably know by now that it’s short for 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, a foaming agent that is used to clean coal. The industrial…


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  • Jimmy Brackett

    This is a prime example why Pebble Mine in Alaska should NOT be permitted to happen

    • http://www.insteading.com/ Jo Borras

      100% … except that it probably will, because idiots who think Sarah Palin is a “Maverick” instead of a “Defective Clown Car” will listen to her when she says “there’s nothing up there”.

      • topkill

        I think it’s more accurate to think of Palin as an AssClown. Urban Dictionary…look it up.

  • J_JamesM

    Ordinarily I think there should be a wide berm between politics and renewable technologies/environmental interests… But as with separation of church and state, how can such a divide persist when one side is so openly political and belligerent about it?

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