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(Charleston Gazette)   A coal preparation facility has spilled an unknown quantity of coal slurry into a creek, polluting the water, in West Virginia. This is not a repeat from the last time this happened   (wvgazette.com) divider line 32
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2014-02-11 02:59:44 PM  
3 votes:

sdd2000: Pipelines rupture, a good reason to build the Keystone XL line, think of all that free oil we could pick up where it ruptures.


No I was told oil pipelines never rupture and are 100% safe.  Of course this was told to me by the same people who told me that tax cuts trickle down, so take it for what it's worth.
2014-02-11 02:56:03 PM  
3 votes:

Chalji: Don't worry, the free market will fix this.


It would if there was a little incentive called hanging the execs of the company that makes a spill.  The next batch of execs won't cut corners.
2014-02-11 02:48:06 PM  
3 votes:
Don't worry, the free market will fix this.
2014-02-11 03:29:17 PM  
2 votes:
It's OK.
White conservatives don't like any government regulation.
It only restricts businesses and prevents jobs!
Also, "pollution" is liberal propaganda.
Obummer hates coal.
2014-02-11 03:12:36 PM  
2 votes:
You want to feel bad for West Virginia but they are like the dude who owns 200 poisonous snakes and spiders and then gets killed by one. Coincidentally this guy would also be living in West Virginia.
2014-02-11 03:10:45 PM  
2 votes:

Mikey1969: Don't worry guys, Homeland Security says it's a a big bunch of "nothing"...

Jimmy Gianato, director of the MAPS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said he didn't have a lot of details on the incident, but was under the impression it wasn't that serious.
"I don't think there's really anything to it," Gianato said. "It turned out to be much of nothing."


I found this disturbing.
2014-02-11 03:04:20 PM  
2 votes:
Remember, according to Ted Cruz we need to invest in more coal production and reduce regulations on the coal industry.
2014-02-11 02:54:00 PM  
2 votes:
Before you libs go and impugn the coal slurry job creators, you better sit back and think about what you'd do without all that coal slurry does for you.  You'll be sorry when these hard working coal slurry job creators GO GALT and then there is no place for you to get coal slurry.  Didn't think about that, did you?
2014-02-11 02:50:01 PM  
2 votes:

Chalji: Don't worry, the free market will fix this.


The market will speak. This river will take its business elsewhere.
2014-02-11 02:47:20 PM  
2 votes:
Have they filed for bankruptcy yet?
2014-02-11 07:54:50 PM  
1 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: Chalji: Don't worry, the free market will fix this.

Give it a shot, look what 13 straight years of Democrat Governors got them.


Yeah, I'm sure people will stop buying this company's...uh...coal slurry because of this.


/the free market does not work.
//obviously
2014-02-11 06:24:18 PM  
1 votes:

Vodka Zombie: Thankfully, they don't need any regulating or oversight.  If they do something wrong, the free market will simply take care of things.  If the water is toxic, people will simply stop buying that water and buy other water.  If the air is toxic, buy different air.

Personally, West Virginia deserves this opportunity to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.


The_Hairy_Gooch: Status quo for WV now-a-days. Nothing is going to change either. That industry is wayyyyyy too entrenched to go anywhere. You would think things like this would piss the normal townsfolk off enough to vote in better environmental regulat.... hahaha yeah I couldn't even finish that sentence, I mean who are we kidding here. Funny how history constantly repeats itself when you don't change anything.


These people are so economically farked in this region that they LITERALLY CANNOT AFFORD to vote for their best health interests.

Either they get black lung and mysterious cancers, or they have absolutely 0 jobs.

There is no free market in this country. There is market slavery.
2014-02-11 05:51:15 PM  
1 votes:
WTF is up with these companies and their names. Last time it was "Freedom Industries" and this time it's "Patriot Coal."

I'm pretty sure patriotism doesn't include poisoning your fellow countrymen and freedom doesn't mean "dump whatever shiat you want into the water."

Sadly, you can pretty much attach those words to anything and there's a significant portion of the population who will cheer you on, regardless of what you're doing.
2014-02-11 05:44:27 PM  
1 votes:

Begoggle: It's OK.
White conservatives don't like any government regulation.
It only restricts businesses and prevents jobs!
Also, "pollution" is liberal propaganda.
Obummer hates coal.


What I most love about all the signs I see driving west in PA that talk about Obama's war on clean coal, the fuel of the future?  It's not the regulations that's killing coal right now, it's fracked natural gas.  Cheaper to extract, easier to move, far cleaner to burn.

Coal's not getting killed by regulations.  It's being killed by a superior product.  Free Market in action.
2014-02-11 04:33:01 PM  
1 votes:

August11: FTA: "The team found that existing policies and procedures are not effective in reducing or preventing blackwater spills," said the OSM report, issued in October 2009.

Corporations are people.


So is Soylent Green.
2014-02-11 04:24:21 PM  
1 votes:

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: When the coal companies are done, West Virginia will look like a mix of Haiti and the surface of the moon.


Before...

Blackwater River Canyon West Virginia

upload.wikimedia.org

After...

Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada

jacksparker.files.wordpress.com
2014-02-11 04:14:14 PM  
1 votes:

rev. dave: rzrwiresunrise: I don't think any of you farkproglibtards get the concept of property rights.

Well sure we do.  You spoil the environment, then lose your property as payment.


That's socialist! The proper American response involves a long drop and a short rope.

Seriously, accidents do happen. But, first, clean up your mess. Bankruptcy should only be allowed after using every last cent the company has to fix the problem. Second, if you weren't using industry best practices and following all regulations, there should be criminal liability in addition to the civil.
2014-02-11 03:54:12 PM  
1 votes:

Cold_Sassy: Huh, last time it was Freedom Industries, this time it's Patriot Coal.  Go USA.  Pretty soon WV is going to be one big toxic waste dump.  Which is too bad because most of the state has some really beautiful scenery.


Not anymore.
2014-02-11 03:47:02 PM  
1 votes:
I love the names of these coal companies, its like there are following a derp manual from conception to when they register their business license.

Freedom Industries
Patriot Coal

I would probably short the stock on Liberty Slurry next.
2014-02-11 03:43:46 PM  
1 votes:
We can totally trust these industries to regulate themselves... Totally.
2014-02-11 03:34:02 PM  
1 votes:
Coal is all natural. This so-called "disaster" simply returned the coal to it's original environment.
2014-02-11 03:28:31 PM  
1 votes:
Huh, last time it was Freedom Industries, this time it's Patriot Coal.  Go USA.  Pretty soon WV is going to be one big toxic waste dump.  Which is too bad because most of the state has some really beautiful scenery.
2014-02-11 03:28:21 PM  
1 votes:
Thanks Coalboma
2014-02-11 03:16:03 PM  
1 votes:
West Virginia is just jealous that North Carolina temporarily stole it's spotlight.

http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_b2c74f64-92cd-11e 3- 9a0f-001a4bcf6878.html
2014-02-11 03:06:57 PM  
1 votes:

doyner: August11: FTA: "The team found that existing policies and procedures are not effective in reducing or preventing blackwater spills," said the OSM report, issued in October 2009.

Corporations are people.

And people make mistakes, which is why we need Jesus.


Jesus Incoporated.
Entire business plan based on extracting money from people to buy forgiveness from Jesus Inc. That way in press conferences, industry titans, executives, CEOs and other people who are rich can say with a sincere glint in their eye "Jesus has forgiven me."

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2014-02-11 03:02:49 PM  
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Before you libs go and impugn the coal slurry job creators, you better sit back and think about what you'd do without all that coal slurry does for you.  You'll be sorry when these hard working coal slurry job creators GO GALT and then there is no place for you to get coal slurry.  Didn't think about that, did you?


I like coal slurry poured on my flapjacks, stirred into my coffee, and fried to a golden brown in a skillet. Coal slurry: it's what's for breakfast!
2014-02-11 02:58:58 PM  
1 votes:
FTA: "The team found that existing policies and procedures are not effective in reducing or preventing blackwater spills," said the OSM report, issued in October 2009.

Corporations are people.
2014-02-11 02:51:07 PM  
1 votes:
A coal preparation facility has spilled an unknown quantity of coal slurry into a creek, polluting the water

In Russia?

in West Virginia.

*sigh*
2014-02-11 02:49:25 PM  
1 votes:
Not this shiat again...

/still drinking bottled water after the chemical spill
2014-02-11 02:49:23 PM  
1 votes:

Chalji: Don't worry, the free market will fix this.


and we are done
2014-02-11 02:49:00 PM  
1 votes:
Freedom, Freedom, Freedom OY!
2014-02-11 02:48:47 PM  
1 votes:
Maybe all that coal will filter the water, right, RIGHT?
 
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