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Experiments with truth: 10/1/09

A dozen people gathered in Kanawha City, West Virginia outside the Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday to protest the agency's leniency in granting surface mining contracts. They set up a "coalfield cool-ade" stand offering up jugs of black liquid to represent the slurry water coming from the faucets of those who live near coal mining.

A dozen people gathered in Kanawha City, West Virginia outside the Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday to protest the agency's leniency in granting surface mining contracts. They set up a "coalfield cool-ade" stand offering up jugs of black liquid to represent the slurry water coming from the faucets of those who live near coal mining.