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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: 54
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.


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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.

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#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  


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