And let's not forget the iconic Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab, a delicacy served all over the nation. Just five years ago, in late 2008, the blue crab industry was declared a federal fishery disaster. Fortunately, the industry has recovered somewhat, but now may be headed for another crisis. Last year, the blue crab population plummeted from 765 million in 2012 to 300 million in 2013.
Comes now the overreaching Patrick Morrisey, acting on his own political behalf, filing an amicus curiae brief in opposition to the Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort and in support of the demise of one of America's most important industries.
As horrible as West Virginia's Aquapocalypse has been, at least Gary Southern and Freedom Industries polluted only one waterway. The overreaching Patrick Morrisey, on the other hand, is targeting the Chesapeake Bay, one of the most unique ecosystems in the world, which supports many important sectors of our economy, including fishing, water recreation and tourism.
Why are our West Virginia tax dollars being misused to lobby for polluting waters in other states that would cause great damage to our regional economy?
Unbelievable. Just unbelievable
Burgess lives in Bolivar, in Jefferson County.