US West Virginia woman dragged out of capitol for reading list of corporate donors

02:01  13 february  2018
02:01  13 february  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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Lissa Lucas, a candidate in this year’s Democratic primary for West Virginia delegates, was escorted out of the Charleston state house because she read a list of House members and how much they pocketed from oil and gas companies.

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Lissa Lucas, a candidate in this year’s Democratic primary for West Virginia delegates, was escorted out of the Charleston state house because she read a list Common Dreams, a progressive website, reported that Lucas said she was dragged out of the room simply because she was defending the

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Newsweek reported that the meeting was about a proposal, the Co-Tenancy and Majority Protection Act, or H.B. 4268, that would allow these companies to drill on “minority mineral owners’ land without their consent.”

The report said that some landowners worry that the bill will allow these companies to drill on their properties for the minerals located below.

The West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association tweeted a poll that showed the majority of Republicans and Democrats in the state approve the bill.

Lucas approached the rostrum Friday and, right off the bat, she corrected the person who introduced her and who mispronounced “Lissa.”

Lucas went on to claim that there would be no jobs created by the proposal and the only delegates in favor are in the oil companies’ pockets.

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Lissa Lucas, a Democratic candidate for West Virginia ’s seventh district, was objecting the proposed bill, HB 4268, as she read a list of list of “Allow me to point out that if Delegates genuinely think that my talking about who their campaign donors are — and how much they’re receiving from corporate

What happens when you read aloud your state representative’s political donations from oil and gas corporations during a public hearing on a bill that will l ikely benefit those same oil and gas corporations ? In West Virginia , you might get dragged out of the building.

“I have to keep this short, because the public only gets a minute 45, while lobbyists can throw a gala at the Marriot with whiskey and wine and talk for hours with the delegates,” she said.

Common Dreams, a progressive website, reported that Lucas said she was dragged out of the room simply because she was defending the community’s “constitutional property rights.”

While Lucas was rattling off names, John Shott, the chairman, could reportedly be heard telling her that personal comments are not allowed and told her to address the merits of the bill. She insisted that she was not making personal comments and she was eventually ordered to be removed.

Newsweek reported that the bill passed and will likely be signed into law. Lucas reportedly believes that, by and large, oil and gas firms have done more damage in the state than create jobs.

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