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WVRC Speaks Out On Water Crisis

posted Jan 14, 2014, 10:44 AM by Web Editor   [ updated Jan 15, 2014, 9:56 PM ]

WVRC spoke up for West Virginia’s rivers and streams during the water crisis caused by a leak at the Charleston Freedom Industries plant. Here are links to a few of the stories.

New York TimesWe can’t just point a single finger at this company,” said Angela Rosser, the executive director of West Virginia Rivers Coalition. “We need to look at our entire system and give some serious thought to making some serious reform and valuing our natural resources over industry interests.”

The Guardian. “This is an example of the true costs of minimizing or ignoring the importance of protective policies.”

The Charleston Gazette. "We must take a critical look at how to better protect our vital drinking water sources . . . Clean water is essential for life. We cannot cut corners in ensuring that our drinking water supply is protected."

The Gazette Op/Ed by Angie Rosser. “Freedom Industries should be held accountable, but that won't fix the problem . . . the Elk River spill wasn't an isolated accident. It was the inevitable consequence of weak regulatory enforcement over many years.”

CBS News interview with Chip Reid, featuring Angie Rosser. “Why in the world would a plan like this  . . . be located within two miles of the largest drinking-water intake in the state.”

CBS News