Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia
“When we had gone as far as the tractor could take us, Jim climbed off and squeezed through a barbed-wire fence. On the other side was a lush field teeming with crabapple and sycamore, and beyond that, the muddy trickle of water, known as Dry Run Creek, that has brought Jim’s family so much heartache. “This is what Dry Run looks like in the wet season,” Jim told me. “Summer grazing was in the hollow up there—before they destroyed everything, at least.”
This is not a singular problem. It exists across America. It has gone on for decades unabated. Only when the evidence becomes overwhelming is anything done. Usually the lawyers walk off with the lions share, the suffering and misery continues, and it’s quietly forgotten about. A dirty little secret. Have to be quiet, who will buy your house? How will business move here? Bones. Only bones.
Water. Number #1 with a bullet on the Have To Have It To Live list.
Here’s the Koch brothers and the GOP promise. We have poisoned you before. Then we were held accountable. Most of our dumping is now in China. But that’s going to change. Please help us gut the EPA and DER so we can get back to making America Poisonous Again.
Finally. The GOP Jobs Bill that we’ve been promised.
If you wondered where the Koch money was going, wonder no more.