[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Senate Issues Failing Dairy Industry $1 Billion Handout (Gov Cheeze Welfare)

Innocent 84yo Grandmother Assaulted by Police as They Did a Welfare Check on Her Neighbor

Preachers Jailed for Talking About Christianity Without Getting Police Permission First

American flag was ripped from a flagpole, desecrated, slashed and replaced with ISIS flag at UTAH high school

What the SpaceX Success Means for the Moon, Mars, and More

Tucker Carlson: Indicted Russians Were Facebook Trolls

Student who survived Parkland school shooting: ‘We were told the police would do a fake code red, with fake guns’

The Trump Presidency: A Repeat Of G.W. Bush?

House Freedom Caucus Is On the Warpath Again

Over 98% of mass shootings occurred on gun-free zones, research shows

25 Disturbing Facts About Refugee Resettlements from Somalia

13 Russian nationals indicted for interfering in US elections

Mueller Accuses 13 Russians of Aiding Trump

Tearful Jimmy Kimmel Pops off on Trump: ‘You’re Obviously Mentally Ill’

Trump Talked About 'Big Black Dick' and Offended Playboy Model

Immigrant rights activists block Homeland Security van from accessing Metropolitan Detention Center

Nazi Germany’s (and America’s) Drug War

In 3 Years, Cops Have Killed 450% More Citizens Than 4 Decades of Mass Shootings COMBINED

With McCain’s retreat, some turn to Romney to carry his torch

Family Members Say Florida School Shooter Was On Antidepressants for Emotional Issues

Students Report Multiple Shooters & Mass Shooting Drill at Florida High School

Grassley Says He Wants to Discuss Gun Legislation After Massacre

A Million Dollars a Minute

Hmm: FBI warned about Parkland school shooter...but couldn’t ID him?

Shooting at N.S.A. Headquarters Leaves Several Injured

Thoughts & Prayers... and NRA Funding...

Christian parents lose custody of daughter after refusing to support her ‘transition’ to male

Dim-witted Cops Look Like Clowns Bragging About Dozens of Raids for Entirely LEGAL Hemp CBD

Dead Male Prostitute, Piles of Meth Found in Clinton Mega-Donor’s Home—NO ARRESTS

One Pentagon Agency Lost Track of $800 Million—But Now We're Spending Even More on Defense

Drama on the House floor from the Freedom Caucus

Meet the most powerful man in the House

Trilateral conspirators out in the open—and Donald Trump

House Conservatives [Freedom Caucus] Revolt Over Immigration

Freedom Caucus Fires Fresh Warning Shots to Ryan on Immigration ‘Consequences’

Rand Paul tried to do his job, and got the wrath of the Senate in exchange

NSA shooting: Several injured as vehicle crashes at gate

Should this be a required first day video for any new student in economics?

Delaware students can now choose their own race. This should end well

17 killed in shooting at high school in Parkland, Florida, authorities say

Politico/Morning Consult: Republicans take first lead on generic ballot

Evolution or Creation Science?

Sony Apologizes for Weaponizing a Food Allergy in "Peter Rabbit", Because We Live in Stupid Times

Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing

Trump’s New Budget Plan Is a Fiscal Disaster

China Set To Launch Yuan-Prices Oil Futures Next Month

Cops Called on Parents Whose Autistic 5-Year-Old Son's Hair Was Too Messy

The Military Industrial Complex Strikes Again: War Spending Will Bankrupt America

Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop on Earth

Duke prof suggests libertarians are 'on the autism spectrum'


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

United States News
See other United States News Articles

Title: Security Drags Woman from Hearing for Exposing Big Oil Bribes to Politicians
Source: Free Thought Project
URL Source: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/woman-removed-hearing-big-oil/
Published: Feb 12, 2018
Author: Staff
Post Date: 2018-02-13 07:11:27 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 33
Comments: 3

West Virginia — (RT) A candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates was dragged out of a hearing after listing the donations received by state lawmakers from fossil fuel companies. She was testifying on a bill on oil and gas drilling rules.

Lissa Lucas was criticizing a proposed bill, HB 4268, which would allow oil and gas companies to drill on private land with the consent of just 75 percent of the landowners. Energy companies are currently required to have 100 percent approval from landowners before they can extract gas and minerals from land.

As part of her testimony, she read out the list of names of lawmakers who received sizeable donations from fossil fuel companies. Her testimony elicited a less than warm reception from the legislature.

“The people who are going to be speaking in favor of this bill are all going to be paid by the industry … the people who are going to be voting on this bill are often also paid by the industry,” Lucas said.

Lucas was ordered by House Judiciary Committee members to desist from making “personal comments” about members. As Lucas persisted, her microphone was cut off. When lawmakers refused to let her finish speaking, she told them to “drag me off.” Security was called and in a video of the incident she can be seen being dragged from the floor.

“I got dragged out of House chambers … Because I was listing out who has been donating to Delegates on the Judiciary Committee,” Lucas wrote on her blog.

The names include Delegate Charlotte Lane who received 20 percent of her campaign donations from energy firms, and Delegate Jason Harshbarger who received 38 percent, according to Lucas.

Lucas took further aim at the alleged cosy relationship enjoyed by lawmakers and big energy lobbyists. “While lobbyists have the money to buy your time at fancy gatherings like the Wine and Whisky gala at the Marriott on Wednesday—members of the public have been allotted just about two minutes,” Lucas said.

State lawmakers are “getting paid to hand over your property rights to corporations,” Lucas wrote on her blog.

Lucas is a Democratic candidate for District 7 of the West Virginia House of Delegates. She had travelled to the House from her home 100 miles away in Cairo (WV) the previous day to ensure she would make her slot to speak on the issue. “I got [to the West Virginia House of Delegates] early and then I sat outside in the cold and sat on the concrete until they opened the doors, and then I got to the chambers really early,” she told The Intercept.

The bill was passed by the committee and will move to the lower House and state Senate for a full vote.


Poster Comment:

Lucas took further aim at the alleged cosy relationship enjoyed by lawmakers and big energy lobbyists. “While lobbyists have the money to buy your time at fancy gatherings like the Wine and Whisky gala at the Marriott on Wednesday—members of the public have been allotted just about two minutes,” Lucas said.

State lawmakers are “getting paid to hand over your property rights to corporations,” Lucas wrote on her blog.

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Deckard (#0)

A candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates
Conveniently not mentioned is the fact that she is Democratic candidate.

The hearing was going to be long with many people speaking. Therefore each speaker was allowed a minute and 45 seconds for a quick-to-the-point presentation..

The mouthy Democrat bitch was endlessly reading a LONG list of names and a point of order was called after she far exceed her allotted time limit to speak.

She was told to stop by the committee chairperson. She refused to do so and continued to read the list of donations. Then her microphone was cut off. She asked the committee to allow her to finish, and when lawmakers refused, she told them to “drag me off.”

So they did what she wanted them to do....they drug her ass out.

There was NO story to be presented here....none at all. Trying to make one was a waste of everyone’s time.

This was just another lost cause exercise to try and shape attitudes in order to inflame anti-government feelings.

Ho hum ...

Gatlin  posted on  2018-02-13   8:19:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Gatlin (#1)

anti-government feelings

You and the other government-worshiping sheep are in the minority Parsons.

Why Trust in Government is at All Time Lows, and Why That’s a Good Thing

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2018-02-13   8:26:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Deckard (#2)

Why Trust in Government is at All Time Lows, and Why That’s a Good Thing
I agree this is a good thing....it is something the “politicos” brought on themselves.

“We have met the enemy....and the enemy is us.”

Gatlin  posted on  2018-02-13   8:46:14 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com