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Tell Politicians “No Dirty Gas Cash”

Drain the Swamp WV has published a “No Dirty Gas Cash” pledge for candidates for the West Virginia legislature. Tell…

Antero Reneges on Prosperity Promises: Schools and Public Water in the Balance

Gas and oil corporations are back at their miserly post-production cash snatching game in West Virginia. Although the West Virginia…

Ed Gaunch: His votes and the money behind them

Senator Ed Gaunch represents Senate District 8, which covers part of Kanawha county and part of Putnam County. He’s got…

Craig Blair’s Money Trail

As the Senate Finance Chair, Senator Craig Blair has overseen some of the most contentious bills this session, and has…

Who is Ryan Ferns really working for?

West Virginia Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns wields significant power in the West Virginia legislature. As Majority Leader, he serves…

Who is Mitch Carmichael really working for?

West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael has certainly been a controversial figure in the 2018 legislative session. From pushing a…

How much was your Senator given to vote against raising the Gas Severance Tax?

Today, we’re taking a fresh look at just what big money will buy you in the West Virginia State Senate….

Update on HB 4268: Tell Senate Judiciary NO Forced Leasing!

On February 21st, the Swamp Dwellers of the Senate Energy, Industry, and Mining Committee voted to allow large out of…

Call to Action: Tell the Senate Energy Committee NO Forced Leasing, no HB 4268

After passing a floor vote in the House, HB 4268 (Forced Leasing/”Cotenancy”) has moved to the Senate. The members of…

Ferns Test

WV Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns’ seat was an expensive one in 2016. High-dollar donations from wealthy big spenders made…

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