Felman faces illegal dumping from India, Kazakhstan and Venezuela. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito,
R-W.Va., testified on behalf of the company before the International Trade Commission.
"It is imperative that American businesses are
allowed to compete on a fair playing field against international competitors," Capito said.
Fair trade helps everyone, but unfair trade is harmful. Felman had to idle its plant for three months. If anti-dumping duties are not renewed, 524 jobs connected to the plant are in peril.
All West Virginia congressmen and senators should back her cry for economic justice.
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THE birth of Prince George to Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marked the first time a sitting British monarch has lived to see a great-grandchild.
The new mother and father were happy as they took their baby home on a sunny day in London. The child is now third in line to the British throne.
But more importantly, he is a gift to his parents. All children are. The world's fascination with his birth recognizes this very human miracle, which makes a prince the equal to the pauper.
GEOLOGISTS have discovered an oil reserve in the United States that is estimated to be larger than the reserves of Saudi Arabia and all the other OPEC nations.
An estimated 3 trillion barrels of oil lie in the Green River shale formation beneath Colorado and Utah, the Government Accountability Office announced.
"In the past 100 years — in all of human history — we have consumed 1 trillion barrels of oil," Roger Day, vice president for operations for American Shale Oil, told ABC News.
Across the globe, developed nations are tapping into their shale deposits using hydraulic fracturing, a technique developed under the watchful eye of Texas billionaire George Phydias Mitchell in the 1990s.
For decades, the West has been beholden to OPEC nations, which largely are run by despots. Thanks to Mitchell, America can restore her energy independence.
So can other nations. Perhaps these economic changes will bring about political changes — causing more nations to open up and move toward democracy.
Drill, baby, drill may yet save the world. And to think, the man who sparked this revolution was a capitalist with a degree in petroleum engineering.