After Chemical Spill, Poll Finds Most West Virginians Want Tougher Regulations

By Kate Sheppard

A large majority of West Virginians think that last month’s chemical spill, which left 300,000 residents without access to safe tap water, was a “wakeup call” on the need for better regulations, according to new polling data released Monday.

The poll, conducted by Hart Research Associates and commissioned by the Sierra Club, found that 73 percent of residents polled agreed that the state “has paid too little attention to addressing threats to air and water,” and felt that the spill was a signal that “things must change.” Seventy percent of the people polled also said they thought other incidents …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green

    

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