While here, they spent some time talking with Journal reporter Naomi Smoot http://www.journal-news.net/page/content.detail/id/534105.html?nav=5006weeblylink_new_window
Allegheny Power spokesman Mark Nitowski tries to hide behind his "Code of Conduct", but the Ives tell a different story of a string of different land agents who were not "factually accurate" or "respectful" and shared a letter they had just received from Trailco that could only be described as threatening. In addition, the Ives report how their neighbors were used by land agents in an attempt to obtain their land.
There's a lot we can learn from John and Janie's experience and we are extremely grateful to them for traveling a long way to come to Jefferson County.
As their recent plea to Governor Manchin stated, "Believe it when we say it's not something you would want your mother and father to have to go through."
And what help did they receive from Governor Manchin after they poured their hearts out to him in a desperate plea for help? He sent them a letter saying that he had forwarded their letter to the WV Public Service Commission for follow up. That was nearly a month ago. The Ives have heard nothing from the PSC.
Don't be so quick to brush people off, Governor. It always comes back around -- do unto others as you would have done unto you.