West Virginia

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The former president of Freedom Industries, the company responsible for a massive chemical spill in West Virginia in January, lied to investigators about his involvement with the company to protect his personal wealth, the FBI has said . In a complaint (pdf) unsealed Monday, the agency officially charged Gary Southern with bankruptcy fraud, false...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Don Blankenship, the former CEO of coal giant Massey Energy, faces up to 31...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A 2010 demonstration at the White House demanding an end to mountaintop removal.
Appalachia scored a victory for clean water and public health this week. In the...

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The over-reaching, over-regulating, money-grubbing feds at OSHA have fined Freedom Industries an exorbitant $11,000 for last January's massive spill of coal cleaning chemicals that left 300,000 West Virginians without safe water, one in five people with health problems and local businesses down about $61 million. Oh yes, and the "clean-up" site is still leaking - twice last month - but Freedom, which has conveniently declared "bankruptcy," says it's only because of "heavy rain" and who could've...