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Aug. 15, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Shale drilling industry is unsafe

Interesting choice of words in the article headlined "W.Va. DEP says Antero can resume work at fire site."

You say two men were killed, three men are injured.

The fact is that two are dead after days of suffering, two more are still in critical care, weeks later, and doubtless will never work again, and the condition of the fifth is not discussed in the news, but presumed serious.

This is the CYA mentality of the shale drilling industry.

S. Thomas Bond

Jane Lew, W.Va.

Republicans aim to control wages

Have you heard?

FOX "news" has determined public employee unions have bankrupted Detroit and there are more to come. They say employee pensions are just too costly.

The truth is Detroit and other big cities have lost their industrial base to the "world" economy, so the taxes paid by these industries is gone.

Big business used American labor and resources to grow their fortunes and when the time came to reap the rewards with the rich becoming richer and the work force making a living wage and being able to retire with some security, they have decided to invest our pensions and our children's future in the future of a country that provides them the opportunity to become even more wealthy.

Everything the Republican agenda talks about privatizing in this country has union employees.

It is their last big push to control wages in this country.

Teachers, postal employees, policemen, firemen, city employees, just to name a few.

If you vote for the Republican agenda, that's exactly what you'll get.

Joel Moreland

Huntington

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