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 [...]

Apr 12014
 

In March, OVEC issue organizer Maria Gunnoe, who is the winner of the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize for North America, the 2012 Wallenberg Medal and assorted other awards, received a message on Facebook from Victor Rodriguez: Muchas gracias por aceptarme como amigo, todo un honor de una luchadora contra la minería de carbón a cielo [...]

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
 

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 [...]

Nov 232013
 

As mentioned in the news, OVEC and other environmental groups are troubled by the potential impacts of the proposed cracker plant in Wood County, W. Va. on both air and water quality, just as we are troubled by the gas fracking process as a whole. Another troubling aspect of this proposal is the potential for [...]

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Nov 72013
 

Retired coal miner Chuck Nelson, a former OVEC board chair has this to say about St. Mary’s Center of Education hosting ACCCE: By hosting the American Coalition for “Clean Coal” Electricity (ACCCE), St. Mary’s Center of Education is promoting dirty energy that inflicts serious health impairments on the public. This mirrors what John Hopkins Medical [...]

Oct 282013
 

Here’s the latest press release from ACHE: Elevated levels of depression reported near mountaintop removal mining; Residents respond to mental health report WASHINGTON, D.C.— Major depression rates are 40% higher among residents living near mountaintop removal coal mining, according to a recent peer-reviewed study.  This work adds to the growing body of evidence linking mountaintop removal [...]