Common Dreams reports:
Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston Friday 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.”