Delegate Frank Deem recently talked about how the Keep-it-in-the-Ground movement is hurting West Virginians. By being against everything, the movement prevents communities across the state from realizing new economic opportunities – from expanding businesses to better paying jobs.
The “keep it in the ground movement” is actively involved in objecting to the more than $50 billion worth of natural gas pipelines which have been proposed in the U.S. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has said “that blocking of pipeline construction in the Northeast is impacting the economic fortunes of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Ohio will miss out on 2,083 jobs, $78.4 million in employee compensation and $294.5 million in gross domestic product by 2010, Chamber officials said. West Virginia would fail to realize 2,518 jobs, $100.2 million in employee compensation and $159 million in gross domestic products.”
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