Wow! This is the second high profile coal-related environmental catastrophe in
the last few months.And not long before that, Republicans were
heaping ridicule on the Obama administration for having "declared war on
coal.""Conservatives" were extremely miffed back then at
the EPA's insistence that regulations must be upheld . . . Soooooooo miffed
that they made a point to pressure inspectors to avoid scrutinizing any problems
that might negatively impact the coal economy.Well, they got their
way. They saw to it that those horrible government regulations were ignored . .
. and they consequently poisoned Huntington WV's water supply and dumped
toxic sludge in a stream that may well poison North Carolina farmlands when the
flooding comes this spring.That's what happens when
"Conservatives" get their way.The moral of the Story?NEVER let "Conservatives" get their way.