SchwartzReport: West Virginia Atrocity Spill Shows Zero Safety Oversight in 20 Years

12 Water, Commerce, Corruption, Government, Ineptitude
Stephan A. Schwartz
Stephan A. Schwartz

Here is a very important essay about the lessons to be learned from the West Virginia spill, a story that has gotten remarkably little in-depth coverage by the corporate media. I read today that the supposedly safe water trucks that have been bringing water to the people in fact having been filling from the same river downstream from where the leak occurred.

This disaster, like the Texas explosion that destroyed a town a few months back, occurred because there had been no regulatory oversight of this facility in over two decades. It is a Goebbels’ Big Lie to say we have too much regulation in this country. The problem is exactly the opposite.

West Virginia’s Message to the Nation
ALAN FARAGO, President of Friends of the Everglades – Counter Punch