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Originally posted by SusanFrey
Just got back from the capital. Well there must have been 200 rig employees and some of their spouses up there.It's fairly quiet because they got paid today to go to the courthouse to protest instead of being on the rigs and in the field working. I left as I have some other things that I have to get done here at home but did speak and I did get a little reaction from some of them when I flat out asked them where they lived and if they were afraid for their grandchildren to visit in their home, some even snickered and laughed when I said that I was concerned and afraid to bring my grandchildren into the state, with what is going on here trying to prove my point. Some of the college kids from Hendrick's college were there and trying to get any of the workers to talk and they had been told to keep their mouths shut and not step to talk. Many got to get inside at the session, I didn't as it was standing room only inside and they had to let someone out before they would allow anyone else in, so I was with the small group outside representing those against it. I am very disappointed in the turn out on the outside compared to how many workers were there fighting to keep their jobs.
I posted a comment on KARK's someone came in behind me with this.
They even have thie own caucus for the gas drillers State Representative Mark Biviano (R-Searcy)
State Representative Robert Dale (R-Dover)
State Representative Jane English (R-North Little Rock)
State Representative Jeremy Gillam (R-Judsonia)...
State Representative Andrea Lea (R-Russellville)
...State Representative Josh Johnston (R-Rose Bud)
State Representative Stephen Meeks (R-Greenbrier)
State Representative David Meeks (R-Conway)
State Representative David Sanders (R-Little Rock)
State Representative Tommy Thompson (D-Morrilton)
State Representative Linda Tyler (D-Conway)
State Senator Gilbert Baker (R-Conway)
State Senator Jonathan Dismang (R-Beebe)
State Senator Michael Lamoureux (R-Russellville)
State Senator Jason Rapert (R-Bigelow)
State Senator David Wyatt (D-Batesville) Ask them why they support gas drilling with money in their pocketsedit on 23-3-2011 by SusanFrey because: (no reason given)