Monday, January 13, 2014

In West Virginia, the Foxes Guard the Henhouses

As quoted in the Wisconsin State Journal,
"Tests 'encouraging' after chemical leak taints water", 1/13/2014

Actually, it appears the trade association thinks it's too well regulated.  Especially when you consider its approach to legislative advocacy.

Too much or too little?

Critics Say Chemical Spill Highlights Lax West Virginia Regulations.  (The New York Times, 1/13/2014)

Shared sleeping arrangements with business and government.   Critics say the problems are widespread in a state where the coal and chemical industries, which drive much of West Virginia’s economy and are powerful forces in the state’s politics, have long pushed back against tight federal health, safety and environmental controls.

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