Sunday, July 29, 2012

Making Contact: Poisoned Water, Fossil Fuels

Poisoned Water, Fossil Fuels
Making Contact (National Radio Project)

Mountaintop coal mining. Hydrofracking. The endless search for fossil fuels is polluting our waterways and our water supplies. On this edition, how the fight to protect clean drinking water is motivating Americans to take action. But with regulatory agencies in the pocket of industrial polluters, will it be enough and will it be too late?

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now host; Maria Gunnoe, West Virginia organizer and Goldman Environmental Prize recipient; Bill Raney, West Virginia Coal Association president; Rocky Hackworth, Pritchard Mining Company general manager of operations; Ben Stout, Wheeling Jesuit University ecologist; Jim Hecker, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice environmental enforcement project director; Billy Sammons, Lick Creek, West Virginia resident; Joe Manchin, former West Virginia governor; Janet Keating, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition executive director; Tara Lohan, AlterNet senior editor.

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