In the press recently:

Pertaining to the “Coal Jobs and Safety Act:”

W.Va. lawmakers tweaking environmental, safety regs to aid flailing coal sector (SNL Financial)

Pertaining to the Fayette County train derailment:

Derailment highlights crude oil train, water safety issues (by Ken Ward, Jr. in the Gazette)

Pertaining to “Category A” status for the Kanawha River:

Lawmakers consider change for the mighty Kanawha (MetroNews)

Lawmakers urged to keep drinking water protections (by Ken Ward, Jr. in the Gazette)

Kanawha drinking water rule advances (by Ken Ward, Jr. in the Gazette)

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  1. Many Democrat as well as most Republican politicians have sold their souls to the powerful persons known as corporations. These corporations are potentially immortal and have the right to free speech (granted by the Supreme Court of the USA)to use their vast amounts of money to buy access to the means to speak louder than every body else. They have drowned out any meaningful discussion of the damage they are doing to our children’s Earth with their arguments that clean air and water are a impediment to profits and jobs. The result is that we blood and fresh humans are being cheated out of our birthright to a sustainable world. Our current economic system of an ever expanding economy is nothing more than a Ponzi scheme that will leave our children at the end of the game with nothing of value. The natural environment is the ultimate infrastructure and life support system of our Space ship like planet. Our democratic form of government is the only hope that we natural humans can overcome the power of the corporations. We have a very difficult problem because corporate money provides the power for politicians to get elected and also to spread the propaganda that keeps too many of us blind to the dangers of our current path. Since We the People rule in a democracy, if we people do not make the effort to search deep enough to find the reality behind the smoke and mirrors placed before us, we are much like the emperor in the children’s story, the one who parades through the streets in his underwear thinking he is wearing a magnificent gown. Unless we will strive to educate ourselves to the dangers we face all will be lost.

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