Chemical Spill in West Virginia

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As we learn more about the chemical spill in WV that impacted over 15% of the state’s population, it is imperative that we connect our energy usage to the events that unfolded in our neighbor state.  According to PUCO, nearly 78% of our energy in OH comes from coal.

While the Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston has asked WV catholics to pray for a quick resolution to the calamity, all catholics should view this event through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching and learn more about the environmental and human consequences of coal production.

As with most situations such as these, it is the poor who suffer the greatest.

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/briefs/cns/20140113.htm

http://ncronline.org/blogs/eco-catholic/west-virginia-chemical-spill-calamity-not-rarity-mining-towns-priest-says

To learn more, visit:

http://catholicclimatecovenant.org/catholic-teachings/energy-statements/

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