Our tainted water hit the national news. When this happens, sometimes our national- and state-level elected officials work to solve a problem. Then again, maybe not in our lifetime. Nothing has really happened after Newtown. Will our elected officials do something to protect the drinking water of West Virginians or will the coal companies control the water as they have since coal was discovered in 1700s? Will the coal companies control the water of our state as the National Rifle Association controlled any type of gun regulation?