What policies should a senator representing Appalachia push for? One notorious corporate senator demands subsidies for banks, not working people.
That's what I thought I knew about Auburn, WV, from my research: there would be infrastructure issues. So I had expectations of what I'd probably hear. But sometimes your expectations are just WRONG.
My great-great-great grandmother, Virginia Jackson Marshall (1846 - 1938), was second cousin to Stonewall Jackson. As a member of this extended family of people, I can tell you what I'd prefer: Take the monument to Stonewall Jackson down.
Those who stand to make millions of dollars by driving out future generations have millions of rationalizations.
Antero dedicated more than a quarter of a billion building the dump near our drinking water intake. And now they want to argue that their financial interests outweigh the interests of public health and welfare: "Our profit is more important than your lives."
People are without water, and our representatives are blind to them.
Is a lack of potable, running water really something that citizens of the United States, folks who live right here in the richest country in the world, should be having to fight for, all alone?
How in the world can we transition to a sustainable economy if we don't invest in helping our actual people?