energy and environment

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.