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Holler from the Hollers!

Lissa Lucas – WV House – 2018

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What it’s like out here

Some areas of WV are essentially third world nations contained in U.S. borders. We lack basic services like water and sewer, but also have immense beauty in what hasn’t been despoiled by corporations.

What doesn’t go viral

Y'all, it's not even the first time in recent memory we've lost property rights. And that didn't go viral, either.

The HOLLER Heard ’round the World

That's what I thought I knew about Auburn, WV, from my research: there would be infrastructure issues. So I had expectations of what I'd probably hear. But sometimes your expectations are just WRONG.

Forced Pooling 2018: House Bill 4268

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...

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.

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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