On Friday, a woman named Lissa Lucas attended a public hearing in Charleston, West Virginia to speak against a bill that would make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill on private land.
Lucas’s approach was simple: she planned to read a the long list of oil and gas companies that have donated to the delegates on the committee who were about to vote on the bill. Before she could finish her statement, her mic was cut, and she was escorted out of the room.
The bill was later passed by the committee and will go to the lower House and state Senate for a full vote, where it is expected to pass, Newsweek reported. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) has said he will sign the bill into law.
Lucas stood by her actions in her blog post, saying lawmakers should feel guilty about these campaign contributions.
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