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Hoots and Hollers Robin Feb 9, 2017
Keeping FERC at Bay
We need to be vigilant, in making sure that the current political powers do not circumvent or rush approval of another chairman and/or of any pipeline proposals currently in the FERC review process.More
Issues: FERCFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jan 9, 2017
Call Now to Rein in Alarming REINS Act
REINS could severely hamper any kind of regulatory oversight of industry from any and all government agencies (such as the EPA, the Food and Drug Administration, etc.); it is broad and far reaching in its scope. The Koch brothers and other industrial moguls are said to be advocating for this legislation.More
Issues: Pollutionregulation
Hoots and Hollers Robin Sep 21, 2016
Faith, Floods and Climate Change: WWJD?
What role can churches and faith communities play in the midst of these literal and political storms? It would be wonderful if our churches and faith communities could become advocates for disaster preparedness and disaster prevention, not to mention sustainable climate action. Many faith leaders sadly see this type of discussion and activity as “too political.” WWJD?More
Issues: Climate changeWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Robin Sep 8, 2016
FERC’s “Less-Than-Significant” = “Very Significant” to the Rest of Us
Less-than-significant impact? You be the judge. Each of these pipelines will require compressor stations to either be built or expanded. Compressor stations can be nuisances in the communities where they are located because of the intense and constant noise and air pollutants emitted on a regular basis. They can also be a public safety hazard in that emissions of odorless and colorless, but toxic and highly explosive gas can occur.More
Issues: FrackingHealthPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Robin Sep 6, 2016
Resources for Info on #Fracking Health Effects
A near-constant stream of studies released by scientists and health professionals indicate major health problems for folks who live fracking-related activities.More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shalePipelinesPollutionRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jul 1, 2016
EPA Methane Rules: Some Things You Should Know
Here's some info on EPA's methane rules, including talking points that will help you take action. We urge WV folks to contact Sen. Manchin.More
Issues: Climate changeFracking
Hoots and Hollers Robin Feb 4, 2016
Prayer for West Virginia and Her People
We pray that people—especially those who are most in need—would be placed as a higher priority than profit. We pray for creative alternatives to the status quo. More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalSocial justiceWest Virginia
Press Release Robin Nov 23, 2015
Media Advisory: #GivingTuesday: OVEC’s Night at the Kanawha Forest Exposition
Volunteers and staff of the Huntington-based Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition will be on hand to meet with visitors to the 247 Capitol St. storefront space that evening. They’ll explain the group’s work to those interested.More
Issues: Mountaintop removalWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Nov 20, 2015
Ironies of Frack-Waste-“Water”: “Beneficial” Brine or Toxic Trouble?
A plant near Fairmont is recycling the waste water produced by gas fracking, and we don’t really know what’s in that “brine.” Should we be using that on fires, on roads? More
Issues: FrackingPollutionSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Nov 8, 2015
Free Film Night Boosts People Power Over Fossil Fuel
Come on out to see this inspiring film about how our neighbors in Kentucky took on a proposed pipeline and won! We’ll share information about the threats we face and what we can do to address those threats by building people power.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shaleRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers Robin Oct 1, 2015
Prayers for The Ground Beneath Our Hearts
On September 12, despite cold, wind and rain, about 25 people from across West Virginia showed up for the Ground Beneath Our Hearts, held at a picnic shelter in Kanawha State Forest. They came to honor and heal the people and places we love. As people entered the picnic shelter, they noticed a prayer cloth catching the wind. Each person […]More
Issues: FaithFrackingMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Robin Feb 3, 2015
Defend Our Water: Save SB 373!
It took intense citizen pressure to pass SB 373, and we need to build that pressure again to preserve the improvements to water regulation gained in that bill. Act fast because this bill (HB 2574) seems fast tracked, with only one committee reference (House Judiciary).More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksCoalHealthMarcellus shaleMCHMPollutionSocial justiceWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jan 24, 2015
Wise Woman Speaks on the Waters that Unite Us
Our leaders are in session this month. Take a stand. Make your voice heard! Start today! March and unite! Our nation was founded on the premise “by the people, for the people.” Remind our leaders that they work for us and demand they start working on a solution. Appalachians have always been strong and our ancestors fought many labor struggles and won! I haven’t given up on us. Our children are depending on us to do the right thing.More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPollutionSludge Safety ProjectSocial justiceWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Robin Oct 14, 2014
From Appalachia to Alaska: Some Big Challenges
From September 1 - 8, I — Robin B — participated in the trip of a lifetime. Thanks to OVEC and an anonymous donor, I participated in the Presbyterians for Earth Care N-W Regional Conference titled "Seeing the Signs of the Times; A Practical Theology of Climate Change"; essentially this involved a ground tour of Alaska from Anchorage to the Fairbanks area. Traveling to Alaska was the biggest step away from "home" that I have ever undertaken. Little did I realize how my definition of the word "big" would be expanded by this journey.More
Issues: Climate change
Hoots and Hollers Robin Oct 12, 2013
See You in October
Three events in late October which OVEC friends, members and new contacts should plan to attend.More
Issues: Cemetery protectionClimate changeCoalMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Robin Aug 5, 2013
Victory for the Crystal Block Families!
Update: Read this August 18 Sunday Gazette Mail article, Years later, son still upset about damage to father’s grave It is official — the families associated with the Crystal Block Cemetery in Logan County have prevailed. We rejoice with them as they have had a long struggle in and out of court to obtain some […]More
Issues: Cemetery protectionMountaintop removalWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Robin Aug 3, 2013
The Great Ohio River Relay Needs You!
August 29 update: The kick-off event will be in Pittsburgh at the Mr. Rogers statue, not Point Pleasant Park Calling all kayakers, canoeists, bicyclists, walkers, runners, rollerbladers or anyone who can transport a baton by any non-fossil fuel means. And, calling anyone who can attend a rally. We’re going to need you to help us […]More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shaleSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Aug 29, 2012
Just Coincidence? Health Issue Convergences
Imagine: you move to a new community and discover at least half of the residents have brain tumors, and that there is a forty percent greater likelihood that babies born into this community will suffer from serious birth defects compared to their peers in other communities. Would you want to know what is causing all […]More
Issues: HealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Robin May 31, 2012
A Warning from Doddridge County
What’s worse than mountaintop removal water polluting your Memorial Day Holiday? Possibly “brine water” from fracking operations. To see why, view this YouTube  video and this one, along with the photos posted here. During Memorial Day weekend, Doddridge County residents tested road puddles made where a gas company truck had just sprayed, reportedly to control […]More
Issues: Marcellus shale
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