Occasionally Lissa is in the news. Some appearances are below. (Media members, to request an interview, please contact us.)
Lissa Lucas HOLLERS in the media!
If there’s one thing I hope West Virginia learns from the weeklong fire at the IEI Warehouse in Parkersburg, it’s that our state and our communities are not prepared for these industrial accidents.
Let that sink in.
We weren’t prepared for the Freedom Industries spill, which cost local businesses $61 million. We weren’t prepared for C-8, which dragged out for years while people died and company execs — who are still wealthy and living it up in not-West Virginia — hid evidence of the danger in order to keep stuffing their pockets. We weren’t prepared for the IEI Ames industry garbage conflagration, which cost about $60K per day.
And we aren’t preparing for the next accident, either.
When you’re looking at a proposal, it’s madness to consider only the benefits, but not the costs…
Welcome to our resource extraction colony, where people are less important than the wallets of wealthy CEOs. Welcome to our chemical fire. Welcome to WV, where that black plume of chemical-smoke can drape across neighborhoods like a shroud, and the concern is more to make sure that the DEP seems like it’s doing something retroactively, rather than to make sure it protects us in real time…
It is a disproportionate tax burden on rural workers in West Virginia. Justice claimed that he’d come up to Ritchie to find out why the county voted no, because he thinks “there’s something going on.”
I immediately offered to meet with him to fill him in. Of course, he hasn’t called back, and I doubt he will. But he’s right about one thing: there is definitely something going on in Ritchie County. He just doesn’t want to hear about it — not really. Because it’s something he doesn’t want to fix…
I [decided to run because] I got madder and madder. I call my representatives, but they don’t listen, they don’t care. No one was listening to what I’m saying. You can’t get the time of day from anyone in office – if you can’t pay them to support your policy, they don’t want to hear about it…
Shane Assadzandi from Morgantown calls into the show to discuss Jim Justice’s party switch and calls for the resignation of West Virginia Democrat Party Chair, Belinda Biafore. Next, [Lissa Lucas] tells us about her plan to help the business environment in the ‘Mountain State’, how to attract workers, and how she plans to help with student loan debt if elected…
The best way to fight that industrial aggression is to make sure we bring good jobs here, not just McDonald’s or Wal-Mart. Most people would much rather work in a good job that doesn’t hurt their neighbors or themselves, jobs that preserve West Virginia for future generations…
“I think there’s going to be a lot of sick people, there’s going to be a lot of sick children,” said Lyndia Ervolina, of Doddridge County. “Our way of life is done. I live on (Route) 50, the truck traffic is unbelievable. That’s just the beginning, that’s just the beginning.
“My biggest concern I think is that the process of notification is completely inadequate,” said Lissa Lucas, Ritchie County.
“You’re asking us to take the risk,” Lucas said. “It’s a matter of privatizing the profits and socializing the risk. They are concentrating that risk on top of us.”
Kevin Ellis said, in addition to concerns over the future viability of wastewater injection, Antero saw a chance to reduce truck traffic that results from water transportation throughout the state.
“Environmentally, from an impact perspective, this is going to reduce truck traffic because of a central location,” he said. “When you do that, you also attain the other benefits attendant to that, which is less tailpipe emissions and so forth.”
“I’m glad they want a smaller footprint, naturally,” Lucas said. “If you are underneath that foot when it comes down, it doesn’t feel smaller to you.”
And from back in the good old pre-candidacy days:
“Traditional farm breeds may take six months or more to reach full size, and will have run around being chickens for that long,” says Lucas, who adds that “Commercial meat chickens are tender because they’re young and have little space to exercise those muscles. To raise silkies for meat, it would cost way more in feed and time to produce a smaller, tougher bird.”
Chickens are popular right now. Why?
Lissa Lucas: People want to have a hand in producing their own food. They want to know where it’s coming from. They want to decide if their birds are vaccinated or not, what they want to feed them or if they want to give them access to pasture. There’s also a desire to reduce the reliance on factory hens. It costs more to have hens, but people are willing to pay to have really delicious eggs that they feel good about.
Other chicken-y appearances and a few fun chicken blog posts:
- Martha Stewart’s blog
- Hobby Farms Magazine
- Chicken Poop Cookies Recipe
- Best Chicken Breed for the Zombie Apocalypse
- Forgetting to shut the coop door antics
- Extra Crispy
- Rodale Organic Life