Call to action! Contact your state senators and demand they oppose HB 4268, #ForcedPooling, no matter what new name the industry wants to use for it. Our representatives should be working for WVians, not #lobbyists and #corporations!”
Please contact your own delegate first (see how to find and contact your delegate here), then the Delegates below. Delegate Erikka Storch-- (304) 340-3378 Delegate Patrick Martin-- (304) 340-3123 Delegate Zack Maynard-- (304) 340-3152 Delegate Jason Harshbarger-- (304) 340-3195 Delegate John Shott-- (304) 340-3252 Delegate Joshua Higgenbotham-- (304) 340-3118 Delegate Tom Fast-- (304) 340-3170
Allow me to point out that if Delegates genuinely think that my talking about who their campaign donors are---and how much they're receiving from corporate lobbyists/corporate PACs---is an ad hominem attack... then they should be refusing those donations.
John Adams wrote that our representatives must have some check to restrain them "when their desires are for... injustice, cruelty and the ruin of the minority. And that the desires of the majority of the people are often for injustice and inhumanity against the minority, is demonstrated by every page of history...
Jim Justice particularly seems to think his position is equivalent to that of glorified gubernatorial prop comic: cow patties, flashing lights, hatchet, and tackle box are all on hand for the show. Plans to help regular people? Not so much.
I'll explain how to find out who your state representatives are, if you don't know, and I'll explain how to contact them. Finally, I'll share just a couple tips about what to include in your messages.
Lobbyists are pushing WV legislators to pass Forced Pooling again this year... because of course they are. They think we're powerless. Time to give them a piece of your mind.
Tax money was used to subsidize the destruction of a WV community's clean water so coal execs could further enrich themselves. Then the people who live in that community pay water bills from now unto eternity.
Infants born to mothers who lived within two miles of a fracking well are less healthy and more underweight than babies born to mothers who lived even a little further away...
Children with a low birth weight have been found to have lower test scores, lower lifetime earnings, and higher rates of reliance on welfare programs throughout their lives.'