When longtime, prize-winning coal activist Maria Gunnoe went to Washington D.C. to testify to the House Committee on Natural Resources about the horrific water pollution her West Virginia neighbors live with day in and day out, she brought some photos of the damage from nearby mountaintop removal sites. The panel declined to accept a photo by photographer Katie Falkenberg - part of her series titled "The Human Toll," and taken with the parents' permission - of the five-year-old daughter of Erica and Rully Urias in brown bath water contaminated by arsenic and other heavy metals that have seeped into their water. On her way out, Gunnoe was intercepted by Capitol Police after GOP panel members "suggested she be questioned about child pornography." Like the man once said, we know obscenity when we see it.
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