West Virginians React to Inconclusive Chemical Spill Report


The U.S. Chemical Safety Board approved recommendations last night that were the result of an investigation into a 2014 Charleston chemical leak. 

The leak spurred a tap water ban for more than 300,000 West Virginians. Before the vote, the board heard directly from members of the public who were affected by the leak. 

Donald Trump told an oil and gas industry conference in Pittsburgh last week that if elected, he’ll “unleash” America’s fossil fuel sector– more fracking, more drilling, and fewer regulations. But the oil and gas industry has shown less commitment to Trump than previous Republican candidates. The Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier reports that’s because Trump is a Republican of a different stripe.