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Lissa Lucas – WV House – 2018

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Fracking

We deserve better than being forced to choose between jobs or a healthy environment. Even those in oil and gas don’t want to have to invade or seize the properties of neighbors just to feed their kids.

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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'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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West Virginia’s Gas-hole Politicians

China would prefer the U.S. to be less competitive in the future, to fall behind in creating renewable energy infrastructure, to have to buy our solar panels from THEM, while our politicians fall all over themselves to move us backward rather than ahead.

Commentary on an industry puff-piece: It’s not easy being “green”

The sheer amount of flim-flam—starting with the big-fibber title and escalating until the downright cruel PR spin on behalf of Antero’s frack dump—is hard to address. There’s just so much of it, and almost all of it is disingenuous and meant to muddle.

Generations in the Hills and Hollers

Those who stand to make millions of dollars by driving out future generations have millions of  rationalizations.

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