Dear West Virginia Elected Officials,
The headline on February 21st read: "Senate Endorses Tax Credits for Gas Industry Development."
Please reconsider giving a tax break to Marcellus Shale drillers, before learning about horizontal drilling with toxic chemicals lethal to humans, water and air, and until you truly know the facts and consequences to human health. Pushing this through the legislature because it will bring jobs to West Virginia is not in the citizens' best interest. The drillers have no regulations and are not obligated to report toxic spills.
Is it in the best interest of your voting constituents to shelve the bill that would consider all factors relevant to hydro fracturing, because it is too lengthy to read before the vote, AND at the same time offer tax credits for this unregulated, potentially hazardous method of extraction?
Peace and blessings, Nadine Miller RN
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