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Lissa Lucas – WV House – 2018

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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.

CTA: Tell your State Senators “Fight for our property rights!”

Call to action! Contact your state senators and demand they oppose HB 4268, #ForcedPooling, no matter what new name the industry wants to use for it. Our representatives should be working for WVians, not #lobbyists and #corporations!”

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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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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