My name is Krista Bryson and I created this blog. I’m from West Virginia but now reside in Oklahoma City, OK. I have a PhD from The Ohio State University, in English – Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy. I own Write Good, a communications and development consulting firm that works with nonprofits and businesses serving the greater good. Please visit my business website if you would like to work with me.
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I created the content for this blog by putting out a call for written stories and collecting them through the “About” page of this blog. I filmed all of the footage included here and am currently making a documentary on the water crisis for the National Science Foundation.
I started this blog because the stories of the chemical spill are important. The stories are not just about the “inconvenience” of being without water. They are about a chemical company that did not have to report to or adhere to regulations from the DEP. That is the law here in WV or maybe the “lack thereof.”
Governor Tomblin was just touting West Virginia’s more lenient regulations on chemical companies the day the Freedom Industries spill occurred. We need to keep the outrage caused by this gross negligence of industry to properly regulate itself for the health and safety of hundreds of thousands of people, not to mention the environment, in the forefront of our minds as we look closely at our laws and fight for legislation that protects West Virginia.
Thanks for coming to this blog. I hope you learn something, feel comforted, get inspired, and share widely.