Readers are asking, why did Virginia legislators pass a law expanding the authority of mining companies to use vacant coal shafts for storage of waste and other activities in support of active mining sites nearby?
Sandi Saunders weighs in:
And sure enough questions that the governor’s office would/could not answer was met with “He referred further questions to the Virginia Coal Association“.
Now, who do you think “wrote” that bill? Was it lawyers representing the interests of Virginia property owners or lawyers representing the Virginia Coal Association?