Cross-posted from Appalachian Voices
I have just returned from another epic journey into the dark side of coal mining. If you, me or anyone else in America poisoned a neighbor’s drinking water we would be castigated and made a pariah at the very least and possibly jailed for attempted murder at the worst. But if you are a coal company operating in Appalachia you can get away with it. Very seldom will anyone in government or law enforcement make the coal industry stop harming human health. It is a tragedy that has been repeated time and time again across Appalachia. Here is the latest chapter:
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Flaming wells, poisoned water show abuses of coal.