Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Celebrating Mom

May is the time to reflect on one of our most precious commodities…Mom.  Let’s face it, you would not be reading this without her.  Mom’s come in all shapes and sizes and all creeds and colors, but they all have one thing in common…an unequivocal love for their children.  Mother’s Day comes only once per year, but we believe it should be celebrated every day.

The bond that a child develops with his mother can never be severed.  She carried you and sustained you for 9 months before you ever appeared.  And when you finally did come into this world her unconditional love only grew from there.  Your mom may still be living or perhaps she has left us, but take the time to reflect on all that she did or has done for you.

Your friends at the Masters Law Firm of West Virginia celebrate Mom and hope that you have the opportunity to do the same.  Don’t put off doing something special for that most special person you will ever have in your life.  TIME is what we have to give so give it freely to your mom and pass along the love to all the moms of West Virginia and throughout the world.

Monday, May 4, 2015

West Virginia Waterways May Be Polluted by the Practice of Fracking.

A new study shows that ammonium and iodide two hazardous chemicals never known as oil and gas industry pollutants are spilling into waterways in areas of the Mountain State.  The toxic substances which can have a devastating impact on the entire ecosystem as well as human health are extracted from geological formations along with natural gas and oil during both hydraulic fracturing and conventional drilling operations.

What happens next is that the chemicals find their way into streams and rivers.  Believe it or not this process is both unintentional AND intentional as treatment plants deliberately release this contaminated water!  Should it be regulated or stopped?  According to author Avner Vengosh a geochemist at Duke University “That's not even science; it's common sense”.  According to experts iodide and ammonium are NOT regulated or monitored in any of the oil or gas drilling operations currently going on.

This is a today problem…not one for your grandchildren.  The Masters Law Firm, helping people throughout the great state of West Virginia, wants you to be aware of it.  Please call them anytime at (800) 342-3106.