Allow me to do so here. Buckle in this long bc the problem is HUGE.
If you're an energy company, you can give $50,000 to a candidate. Dominion typically gives tons of money on both sides of the aisle.
I'll let you decide what that money does for them.
They knew that with their votes this time the bill could pass. Also, these same Dems receives tens of thousands from Dominion.
But the fact remains, Dominion has used money to capture the state.
The optics were terrible and our branch spoke out.
So this is a tried and true game. But here in VA, Dominion arguably holds influence over both the Democratic party and the NAACP. Who does this hurt the most?
And it's not just an issue of proximity, it's magnitude. Polluting stations are placed near Black communities and when they are, they pollute MORE than they would usuually.
Now some of these Democrats have put out really pathetic statements that in all their year legislature, the people giving them $50k a cycle haven't put any pressure on them.
@JoshuaCole has HB 111 that tries to do the same thing.
It's impacting our state. It's allowing people to pollute on the backs of Black people. And it's making a mockery of our government.
Hold them accountable.