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Accountability

It’s W.Va.’s obligation to enforce water laws

March 9, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Alpha Natural Resources is about to have to shell out a record $27.5 million fine, and spend approximately $200 million to address toxic discharges into waterways in five states, including West Virginia. This is not the same company, nor is this settlement for the most recent pollution of the Elk River, just a couple of months ago. No, this settlement is an effort to make amends for water pollution from coal mines and processing plants that go back to 2006.

 
 
 

 

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