One week ago, coal sludge surged into North Carolina riverways, filling the waters with deadly toxins. Yesterday, it happened again. West Virginia, which has already suffered massive water pollution at the hands of fossil fuel energy producers, witnessed the release of 100,000 gallons of coal sludge into what has become a six-mile long spill.
The coal industry says that it provides jobs for people in Appalachia. What good are those jobs, though, if the people who work them can’t even drink the water?