Drilling company has been cited for previous problems
By Ken Ward Jr.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Texas company drilling a Marshall County natural gas well that blew up early Monday injuring seven workers has been repeatedly cited for safety violations, according to federal government records.
When are we going to get tired of this shit? After something like 11 miners died at the Sago mine in WV it was noted that the mining company had been cited numerous times for safety violation pertaining to methane gas which is what blew the place sky high. Ditto the same basic senario at the Massey mine where 27(?) miners were killed a couple months ago.
Now the once beautiful Gulf of Mexico is in the process of being ruined. . . no, really, it is being contaminated to a degree that is unimaginable. This will affect us all.
It is time for the feds to get tough, but they're only going to do it if we the voters demand it. DEMAND that your elected legislators enact legislation that will SHUT DOWN operations that have any history of violation. Shut them down for corrective action AND shut them down as a punitive action. These corporate fucks need to be shown that they are no longer in charge. WE THE PEOPLE CAN demand that our elected political bottom feeders do what WE say, not the corporations that are throwing them endless crumbs.
Corporation DO NOT have protection under the Constitution of the United States. Only WE THE PEOPLE are entitled to constitutional p[rotection in America. Let's make sure that our legislators and judges understand that. For too long the corporations of America (and elsewhere) have been given constitutional protection by the gov't. They actually take precedence over American citizens at times in our courts and our legislatures. Time to demand change.