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Energy Action Coalition wants to

Demand Justice For West Virginians whose water was poisoned

Over 300,000 West Virginians’ water was poisoned with chemicals from the coal industry — now hundreds are sick.

About the campaign


3 Campaign Leaders

8,176 Campaign Supporters

11 Campaigners

Why this matters

Energy Action Coalition
Energy Action Coalition Campaign leader

More questions about what our water sources are threatened with:

West Virginia Spill Exposes Disturbing Lack Of Data About Hazardous Chemicals

The Huffington Post
The 300,000 residents of nine West Virginia counties affected by last Thursday's chemical spill are slowly starting to get notice that they can turn on their taps again. But many are still wondering why they didn't have more information about the potential dangers in their own backyard. As much as 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol…Read More

We need more reform and regulation on chemicals and how they negatively impact on our food and water systems.

Critics Say Spill Highlights Lax West Virginia Regulations

Last week’s major chemical spill into West Virginia’s Elk River, which cut off water to more than 300,000 people, came in a state with a long and troubled history of regulating the coal and chemical companies that form the heart of its economy. “We can’t just point a single finger at this company,” said Angela Rosser, the executive director of…Read More
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