Lissa Lucas Dragged Out of West Virginia House Judiciary Hearing For Listing Oil and Gas Contributions
Date Written: 12/02/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22132
Mokhiber's article summarizes the case of political candidate Lissa Lucas, whose testimony against a bill "that would allow companies to drill on minority mineral owners' land without their consent" was censored by the court.
Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston yesterday 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... [a]nd Lucas was dragged out of the room.
... "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."