As West Virginia’s residents were being warned away from their water, the majority party in Congress was trying to prop the door open for another disaster.
UPDATE: We reported in the story below that Speaker of the House John Boehner received $5,000 in donations last year from Doug Simmons, the vice president of sales and marketing at Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the recent chemical l
Why So Many West Virginians Relied on Water from the Elk River: Industry Already Polluted the Others
January 13, 2014
Sixteen percent of West Virginia's population was stranded by the chemical spill. But just a decade ago, the number would have been far smaller.