Protesters March in Charleston Over Water Concerns
Protesters over the weekend took their frustrations to West Virginia American Water. More than a hundred and fifty people held a protest at the capitol, then marched through Charleston and then to the offices of West Virginia Amercian Water. Demonstrators were from the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, West Virginia Citizen Action Group, the NAACP, and local churches, among others. The event was billed as “My Clean H2O Matters!” and the protestors asked that West Virginia American Water Company be held responsible for costs associated with the water emergency. The company released a statement saying, "Although West Virginia American Water is not responsible for the spill, we do have a process in place to receive information from customers who want to inform us of losses resulting from Freedom Industries' chemical spill." And the information collection process continues.