chemical spill

House GOP Assails Clean Water Act as West Virginians Go Without Clean Water
January 14, 2014

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.

Did John Boehner Take Money from the Company Behind the West Virginia Spill?
January 14, 2014

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.