Apr 72014
 

Another disappointing ruling came down from the the U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice Roberts lastweek, in which Big Money scored a major victory against average citizens.  In McCutcheon v. FEC, the court struck down contribution limits for what one individual can contribute to political campaigns and party committees during an election cycle. The floodgates [...]

Apr 42014
 

passing along a media advisory…. Media Advisory                                                                                 April 4, 2014 Contact: Mari-Lynn Evans, 330-867-7443, mlevansesp@aol.com What:  Video interview with sister of a coal miner killed at Upper Big Branch released in response to “Upper Big Branch: Never Again,” a “documentary” funded by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship Where: http://youtu.be/kr-SOHMNQ4c Who: Coal miner Dean Jones was one [...]

Apr 42014
 

The folks at  sent this update around to their e-mail contacts: Dear friends of Appalachia and its mountains, It’s been 3+ years since Gainesville Loves Mountains first started our campaign to end GRU‘s purchases of mountaintop-removal-mined coal. I’m writing today to let you know that our campaign has finally reached its conclusion. We can win [...]

Feb 52014
 

When I first read this document 12 years ago, it infuriated me. Starting on page 13, the essay includes points that amount to a depopulation plan for southern West Virginia. I think it infuriates me even more now, after everything that’s happened since then. The latest: the January 9 “leak” into the Elk River of [...]

Feb 42014
 

The Buffalo Creek Miracle Baby This is possibly the slowest holocaust In history. It’s actually quite brilliant. They’ve managed to put the gas chambers directly in your house. The best way to hide a chamber is by placing it in plain sight. We all know that from the hidden government bunkers at The Greenbrier Hotel. [...]

Feb 42014
 

On February 3, the WV Legislature held a public hearing on SB 373, a bill crafted in response to the MCHM chemical / water crisis still unfolding here in Central West Virginia. Below are the comments from one of the 50 people who spoke last night.  My name is Sheila McEntee and I am a [...]

Jan 262014
 

Thanks to the folks who made these fabulous videos of the Jan. 21 Honoring the Waters ceremony and some of the music and speeches featured at the indoor part of the event. Click the YouTube links to open the videos on YouTube, check out the credits and find more information. Honoring the Waters – Candlelight [...]

Jan 262014
 

Heavy snowfall kept a couple of our speakers and likely hundreds of folks who had planned to be there from our January 21 Honoring the Waters Candlelight Vigil. Robin Mahonen with Wheeling Water Warriors and Donna Branham of Mingo County both could not safely travel to the vigil, but they sent along their speeches.OVEC’s Robin [...]

Jan 262014
 

On January 21, in the midst of a statewide snowstorm, around 200 people gathered for an event: Honor the Waters Candlelight Vigil. Outside the West Virginia State Capitol, alongside the Kanawha River, in sub-freezing temperatures and a beautiful snowfall, people stood together to honor and defend our water during a time of crisis.  People across [...]

Jan 102014
 

Re: Nine-county water-use ban due to Freedom Industries chemical spill into the Elk River Statement from Janet Keating, executive director of the Huntington, W.Va.-based Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition: The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) extends its concern to people and communities impacted by yesterday’s release of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol. More than a day and a half [...]