Mountaintop removal must be stopped
Why is it that the mining companies can ignore the laws against destroying "Public Lands" and remove mountaintops?
I don't live there anymore, but I expect to see those mountains intact when I visit there.
I come down every two years for my school reunion. The last time I came down, as we were approaching Charleston all I could see was red-clay dirt. It brought tears to my eyes.
I love those mountains! I grew up there. They're what makes West Virginia the beautiful state it is.
Can't anything be done to stop it?
W.Va. should be a right-to-work state
The odds are greater of a mountaineer winning the lottery than a cracker plant locating in a "workshop state" when you consider the economic and political climate. We do not have a Donald Trump to find the deal and, more importantly, close the deal.
Take the Caterpillar production plant that went unnoticed that offered 1,400 good-paying jobs to the economy. Georgia (a right-to-work state) won the bid overwhelmingly. South Carolina (another right-to-work state) won a Boeing contract that brought 1,000 jobs to assist in building its new Dreamliner plane.
The liberal political despotism that extends its tentacles over all prevents things from being born in this state. Social, economic, political and educational opportunities are being denied its citizens who face the daily task of paying their bills and putting food on the table or giving their children a brighter future.
Democrats do not want to face the fact that, if enough statistical information via radio and Internet are circulated to their constituents, the day will come when they will be forced to have a floor debate and vote on right-to-work legislation. Instead, Democrats poke fun at Delegate Mitch Carmichael and Sen. Karen Facemyer for their concerns to open the borders of this state to economic freedom for all its citizens who should not be forced to join a union as a condition of employment.
The economic shackles and political incompetence of our liberal representatives, for more than 80 years, continue to advertise its hard-working citizens as barefoot and ignorant. This, honestly, is their version of success.
Gov. Tomblin, Speaker Thompson and Senate President Kessler represent the citizens of this state. Let the debate begin for right-to-work legislation, before more employment opportunities go south.
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