Y'all, it's not even the first time in recent memory we've lost property rights. And that didn't go viral, either.
Is stuff like this headed toward your creek? Into your drinking water source? BE AFRAID. BE VERY AFRAID. Then do something about it. Vote for people, no matter the party, who will make sure West Virginians are not paying for corporate greed and carelessness with their lives and health, or the beauty of their properties.
No longer do Robber Barons need to plunder villages with swords and arms. With regulatory and/or judicial complicity, the extraction industry can jab a siphon into our veins and drain our lives away. They simply appropriate our air and water, and transform them into wealth for themselves. In essence, Extraction Debt is the modern weapon of corporate pillage. Launch it at a community, and watch the fiscal destruction that follows.