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Lissa Lucas – WV House – 2018

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WV’s State of the State: More Manure from Jim Justice

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.

How do I contact my WV legislators? (WV Civics 101)

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.

Forced Pooling CTA: Tell the WV House Energy Committee NO in 2018—and forever.

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.

Rural Sacrifice Zones: You have to crack a few eggs

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.'

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Dear West Virginians, I Double Dog Dare You (Open letter)

It helps corporations to have their bought political mouthpieces incite regular folks to blame the other party, whichever "other" party that might be. That's because the constant bitter fighting keeps people from being able to recognize and process who's really calling the shots. The distraction allows more and more of our money to be funneled to already-wealthy corporate execs.

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'Oil and gas workers didn't seem to appreciate the "Go home frackers" sign in Lyndia Ervolina's front yard here in northern West Virginia, where Marcellus Shale wells dot the landscape.

'"It was so amusing. I'd watch them out the kitchen window," Ervolina said during a recent interview at her home. "These guys would walk over and look at that sign, and then one of them would kick it. They'd knock it down on the ground and stomp on it and walk away...'

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