Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ghost's of West Virginia's Past Haunt The Current Fracking Boom

The current natural gas fracking boondoggle isn't West Virginia's first bout with a potential economic boom, it's been immersed in coal money for almost a century with little to moderate trickle down effect for the average resident unless you count dangerous and low paying (compared to other states) mining jobs.

Officials in the state predict that natural gas  will turn the economy around in one of the nations poorest states. But if that is truly going to happen to everyone's benefit, pour state legislatures will need a crash history course to avoid making the same disastrous mistakes.

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