Lissa Lucas Dragged Out of West Virginia House Judiciary Hearing For Listing Oil and Gas Contributions

Source: Counterpunch.org

Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston yesterday to testify against an oil and gas industry sponsored bill (HB 4268) that would allow companies to drill on minority mineral owners’ land without their consent.

Lucas began to testify to the House Judiciary Committee, but a few minutes in, her microphone was turned off.

And Lucas was dragged out of the room.

Lucas is running for the House of Delegates from Ritchie County, which has been overrun by the fracking industry.

“As I tried to give my remarks at the public hearing this morning on HB 4268 in defense of our constitutional property rights, I got dragged out of House chambers,” Lucas said. “Why? Because I was listing out who has been donating to Delegates on the Judiciary Committee.”

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3 comments

  1. I just made a small contribution to Lissa’s campaign. We MUST step up to protect our rights! I live in Maine, but West Virginia needs our help!

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  2. Are the two large white men who hauled her away under command named anywhere? And who is the man who gave the order to do so? If they are elected officials there should be consequences to shutting down a citizen from simply speaking aloud published facts. She seems to be a legitimate stakeholder in this matter, not some imported outside agitator, which makes it all the more despicable to see this.

    ME TOO, coming to a government office near you!

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