Bill making it a felony to protest against pipelines or other fossil fuel projects

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    Sounds like a lot of them there need removed even prior to this.
     
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    Like I'm going to sympathize with an idiot editor who also founded a
    single payer health care for america website?

    No thanks. Lock those smelly unwashed anti-pipeline protesters up and throw away the key.

    Besides, WV is coal country. Why would Big Coal even care about gas pipelines?
     
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    Free speech is certainly under attack from all angles, isn't it?
     
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    That one will go far
     
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    No doubt pipelines are needed but as property owners we are supposed to have certain right guaranteed. These pipeline companies are irresponsible and need to be limited on what they can and can't do. They put in pipelines and when the end life comes for those lines they do not replace them they sell the companies to another named corp and then continue on without fulfilling their duties to protect the public or the land owners whose land they took over. Their pipelines can utterly destroy the land that they run across without full liability. Nope we should all have the absolute right to peacefully protest whatever we feel is unjust.
     
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    A clear and an obvious violation of the First Amendment and the right to associate.
     
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    The article specifically mentions "other fossil fual projects".

    And people should have a voice. I hate that protestors cause problems for fossil fuel companies. But those people deserve the right to voice their grievances.
     
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    The article didn't link to the actual wording of the law, which makes me think that this doesn't impact protesting, it just changes trespass onto property owned by said companies with regards to impeding the work of said companies from a misdemeanor to a felony.
     
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    Is this about protesting outside the fence of the property being worked on, or actually interfering with the work being done?

    Sorry, but if you believe in your cause enough to disrupt the work being done, then you should have the conviction to take your punishment, serve your sentence and do it again.
     
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