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