Sep 172014
 

Count OVEC members and other Appalachians among the tens of thousands of people gearing up for the September 21 People’s Climate March in New York City. No matter where you are, you can support the marchers via social media.  If you are on Twitter be sure to follow and RT tweets from @CJAOurPower @GGJalliance and of course @OVEC_WV. Hashtags for the march [...]

Sep 52014
 

Hop on the bus to The People’s Climate March, the largest climate march in history. Order your tickets now. Seats are discounted to $25 if enough are sold today. Some scholarships available; contact Steve at leftystevewv@gmail.com or 304-627-7081. Purchase tickets here. The bus will leave Charleston, WV on Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m. Pick-up [...]

Jul 22014
 

It sadly comes as no surprise after recent statements by UMWA boss Cecil Roberts  that he is asking the once proud union to protest EPA’s proposed EPA carbon emission standards at a rally outside a public hearing on July 31 in Pittsburgh. The idea that the new rule would have “no significant effect on global [...]

Jul 22014
 

Are you AWARE that you can have some fun tomorrow night while raising funds for local environmental justice groups? AWARE is Artists Working in Alliance to Restore the Environment. Come on out to AWARE’s “Restoring America Beginning in West Virginia,” held at the Woman’s Club of Charleston, WV from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July [...]

Apr 62014
 

On April 13 at 10 p.m. (Eastern),  a new series premiers on the Showtime channel. But you can watch the series premier right here, right now. From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this documentary series provides first-hand reports on those affected by and seeking [...]

Jan 22014
 

Right before the holiday break in December, I happily attended the Alliance for Appalachia’s Summit on Economic Transition. I went as an OVEC representative, along with OVEC’s founder Dianne Bady. As someone who helped plan the event, I was ecstatic about the standing-room-only attendance. The full-capacity turn-out reflects current interest in economic transition, a topic getting [...]

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Nov 272013
 

Review of Earthmasters: the Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering by Clive Hamilton, Yale University Press, 2013 Clive Hamilton, an Australian, has written a number of books about climate change. In the recently published Earthmasters, he tackles the subject of attempts to manage the climate by geoengineering. I found this book well researched, well [...]

Oct 122013
 

Three events in late October which OVEC friends, members and new contacts should plan to attend: First, October 28: Beards Fork, WV.  Fifth and final community forum of the Coalfield Environmental Health Project. We’ll see the results of the Beards Fork Health Survey and discuss how to continue our networking.  We’ll talk about how information [...]

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Aug 192013
 

An exciting new report by Carnegie Mellon challenges the traditional way in which we discuss the benefits of renewable energy generation. The report re-positions renewable benefits in a way that deals with the real world health effects of fossil fuel generation and carbon dioxide displacement that will be necessary going to ensure a sustainable energy [...]

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