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    What’s Next, WV? Regional Workshop in Summersville

    The time is right for deep conversations about doing our part to build West Virginia’s future. If you’d like to help organize local What’s Next, West Virginia? discussions in your town or community, join us at a
    regional workshop to get started. For best results, bring others from your community who can help you make it happen.

    10 am-4 pm, lunch provided.

    Register online at whatsnextwv.org/regional-workshops

    whatsnext summersville

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    Inconvenient Sequel

    Release date is July 28th

    Trailer and more info. can be found here:

    https://www.facebook.com/AnInconvenientTruth/

    Ohio River Rising March to Protect Our Ohio River

    Ohio River Rising March to Protect Our Ohio River
    March begins at noon on July 30 in Fly, Ohio. Details here. Also see this webpage

    From the organizers:

    Industry continues to poison the waters of our Ohio River. On July 30, we gather on the banks of the Ohio River to march 2.5 miles along the Ohio Scenic Byway, showing solidarity as we take back our basic human right to clean and safe water and an environment that supports life.

    We will rally around stopping any further oil and gas exploration planned for the Ohio River Valley and the many threats to our Wayne National Forest. Our focus on this event will bring attention to the Rover pipeline crossing under our Ohio River and the potential catastrophe that looms over our region as our public lands are leased out to be exploited by corporations.

    There will be speakers, music, and a force of solidarity to be reckoned with. Save the date and come take action with us to help protect the future of our Ohio River Valley and beyond…

    ACP Water Quality Hearing Dates for Virginia and West Virginia: Buckhannon, WV

    The Department of Environmental Quality calls for an overall comment period from July 3 to
    August 22 for draft water quality certifications for both ACP and the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

    All persons concerned about the water quality impacts of the ACP and MVP are strongly urged to file written comments on the draft certification documents and if possible, to participate in public hearings.

    Written comments for the ACP draft certification document should be sent by email to: comment-acp@deq.virginia.gov; or by mail to DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218. For those wishing to comment on the MVP draft certification document, written comments should be sent by email to: comment-mvp@deq.virginia.gov; and by mail to:DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218,

    The public hearings schedule for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is:

    Monday August 7,2017 from 6 to 10pm — James Madison University, Festival Conference and Student Center, Grand Ballroom, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Parking is in lots C11, C12 and D3

    Thursday August 10,2017 from 6 to 10pm — Longwood University, Jarman Auditorium, 201 High St., Farmville, VA 23901. Parking is in wheeler Lot, Crafts lot, High Street Lot, Randolph Lot

    Monday August 14, 2017 from 6-10pm — Dinwiddie High School Auditorium, 11501 Boisseau Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841. Parking is only in designated areas on school property.

    The public hearings schedule for the Mountain Valley Pipeline is:

    Thursday August 8th, 2017 from 6-10pm — Radford University, Preston/Bondurant Auditorium, 801 East Main St., Radford, VA 24142. Parking is only in Lot A, or Lots E and U

    Wednesday August 9, 2017 from 6-10pm — Chatham High School Auditorium, 100 Cavalier Circle, Chatham, VA 24531. Parking is only in designated areas on school property.

    The West Virginia DEP published its notice of a comment period for section 401 certification for the ACP be emailed to: dep.comments@wv.gov or mailed to: WVDEP Divison of Water and Waste Managment, Att: Laura Cooper, 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV 25304-2345. Public hearings will be held on:

    Monday July 31 6pm – Buckhannon-Upshur High School Auditorium, Buckhannon, WV

    Tuesday August 1 6pm – Pocahontas County High School Auditorium, Dunmore, WV

    North Carolina Section 401 certification for the ACP, as follows:

    Tuesday July 18 6-9pm – Fayeteville Technical Community College, Cumberland Hall, Fayetteville, NC

    Thursday July 20 6-9 pm – Nash Community College, Brown Hall, Rocky Mount, NC

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    Public Hearing in Buckhannon on State Water Quality Certification (401 permit) for ACP

    WVDEP has released for public comment the State Water Quality Certification (401 permit) needed for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). You can submit comments on the 401permit through August 4, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Autumn Crowe at acrowe@wvrivers.org.

    Attend a public hearing either at Buchannon-Upshur High School on July 31 or on August 1 at Pocahontas County High School at 6 p.m.

    State 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC-15-0010): For more info on this permit see WV Rivers Coalition Citizens Guide to Fracking Permits:

    http://wvrivers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WV-Rivers-Citizens-Guide-to-Fracking.pdf

    View ACP’s permit application on WVDEP website:

    http://www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/Programs/Pages/401Certification.aspx

    SUGGESTED COMMENTS

    401 Water Quality Certification: The 401 Water Quality Certification lacks critical information the WVDEP needs to certify that the project will be able to meet WV’s Water Quality Standards. The WVDEP must deem the application incomplete due to the following deficient information:

    • The proposed best management practices and mitigation measures are deficient and will result in impairment and degradation of water resources and aquatic habitats.
    • Erosion and sediment controls are inadequate to prevent permanent degradation of aquatic habitats in the receiving streams.
    • No drainage areas have been delineated to satisfy requirements specified in the West Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control – Best Management Practices Manual.
    • No calculations based on the peak discharge from a 2-year/24-hour storm have been presented to satisfy requirements specified in the West Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control – Best Management Practices Manual.
    • Bioassays have not been conducted at the proposed stream crossings or streams that will be impacted by construction activities; therefore, there is no baseline data to determine the impacts of the proposed construction.

    SUBMIT COMMENTS TO WVDEP BY AUG 4TH

    1. Attend a public hearing either at Buchannon-Upshur High School on July 31 or on August 1 at Pocahontas County High School at 6pm.
    2. By email with the permit number in the subject line: comments@wv.gov or
    3. By mail referencing the permit number in your letter:

    Director, Division of Water and Management, DEP  

    ATTN: Sharon Mullins, Permitting Section  

    601 57th Street SE  

    Charleston, WV 25304-2345

    Information provided by WV Rivers Coalition

    Screening of Blood on the Mountain: Cork, Ireland

    http://bloodonthemountain.com/

     

    5/13/2107 UN Human Rights Testimony Athens, OH
    5/21/2017 UMWA 1440 Matewan, WV 
    5/28/2017 Tucker Arts Spring Festival Davis, WV
    6/6/2017 AIHC Conference Seattle, WA 
    6/23/2017 Potters Farm Schuykill, PA 
    8/1/2017 Mother Jones Film Festival Cork, Ireland
    9/7/2017 SOMA Festival Maplewood, NJ

    National Night Out

    Games Food, Music, Fun and Dance!!!

    National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

    Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

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    ACP Water Quality Hearing Dates for Virginia and West Virginia: Dunmore, WV

    The Department of Environmental Quality calls for an overall comment period from July 3 to
    August 22 for draft water quality certifications for both ACP and the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

    All persons concerned about the water quality impacts of the ACP and MVP are strongly urged to file written comments on the draft certification documents and if possible, to participate in public hearings.

    Written comments for the ACP draft certification document should be sent by email to: comment-acp@deq.virginia.gov; or by mail to DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218. For those wishing to comment on the MVP draft certification document, written comments should be sent by email to: comment-mvp@deq.virginia.gov; and by mail to:DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218,

    The public hearings schedule for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is:

    Monday August 7,2017 from 6 to 10pm — James Madison University, Festival Conference and Student Center, Grand Ballroom, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Parking is in lots C11, C12 and D3

    Thursday August 10,2017 from 6 to 10pm — Longwood University, Jarman Auditorium, 201 High St., Farmville, VA 23901. Parking is in wheeler Lot, Crafts lot, High Street Lot, Randolph Lot

    Monday August 14, 2017 from 6-10pm — Dinwiddie High School Auditorium, 11501 Boisseau Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841. Parking is only in designated areas on school property.

    The public hearings schedule for the Mountain Valley Pipeline is:

    Thursday August 8th, 2017 from 6-10pm — Radford University, Preston/Bondurant Auditorium, 801 East Main St., Radford, VA 24142. Parking is only in Lot A, or Lots E and U

    Wednesday August 9, 2017 from 6-10pm — Chatham High School Auditorium, 100 Cavalier Circle, Chatham, VA 24531. Parking is only in designated areas on school property.

    The West Virginia DEP published its notice of a comment period for section 401 certification for the ACP be emailed to: dep.comments@wv.gov or mailed to: WVDEP Divison of Water and Waste Managment, Att: Laura Cooper, 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV 25304-2345. Public hearings will be held on:

    Monday July 31 6pm – Buckhannon-Upshur High School Auditorium, Buckhannon, WV

    Tuesday August 1 6pm – Pocahontas County High School Auditorium, Dunmore, WV

    North Carolina Section 401 certification for the ACP, as follows:

    Tuesday July 18 6-9pm – Fayeteville Technical Community College, Cumberland Hall, Fayetteville, NC

    Thursday July 20 6-9 pm – Nash Community College, Brown Hall, Rocky Mount, NC

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    Public Hearing in Pocahontas County on State Water Quality Certification (401 permit) for ACP

    WVDEP has released for public comment the State Water Quality Certification (401 permit) needed for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). You can submit comments on the 401permit through August 4, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Autumn Crowe at acrowe@wvrivers.org.

    Attend a public hearing either at Buchannon-Upshur High School on July 31 or on August 1 at Pocahontas County High School at 6 p.m.

    State 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC-15-0010): For more info on this permit see WV Rivers Coalition Citizens Guide to Fracking Permits:

    http://wvrivers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WV-Rivers-Citizens-Guide-to-Fracking.pdf

    View ACP’s permit application on WVDEP website:

    http://www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/Programs/Pages/401Certification.aspx

    SUGGESTED COMMENTS

    401 Water Quality Certification: The 401 Water Quality Certification lacks critical information the WVDEP needs to certify that the project will be able to meet WV’s Water Quality Standards. The WVDEP must deem the application incomplete due to the following deficient information:

    • The proposed best management practices and mitigation measures are deficient and will result in impairment and degradation of water resources and aquatic habitats.
    • Erosion and sediment controls are inadequate to prevent permanent degradation of aquatic habitats in the receiving streams.
    • No drainage areas have been delineated to satisfy requirements specified in the West Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control – Best Management Practices Manual.
    • No calculations based on the peak discharge from a 2-year/24-hour storm have been presented to satisfy requirements specified in the West Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control – Best Management Practices Manual.
    • Bioassays have not been conducted at the proposed stream crossings or streams that will be impacted by construction activities; therefore, there is no baseline data to determine the impacts of the proposed construction.

    SUBMIT COMMENTS TO WVDEP BY AUG 4TH

    1. Attend a public hearing either at Buchannon-Upshur High School on July 31 or on August 1 at Pocahontas County High School at 6pm.
    2. By email with the permit number in the subject line: comments@wv.gov or
    3. By mail referencing the permit number in your letter:

    Director, Division of Water and Management, DEP  

    ATTN: Sharon Mullins, Permitting Section  

    601 57th Street SE  

    Charleston, WV 25304-2345

    Information provided by WV Rivers Coalition

    Deadline to Comment on State Water Quality Certification (401 permit) for ACP

    WVDEP has released for public comment the State Water Quality Certification (401 permit) needed for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). You can submit comments on the 401permit through August 4, 2017. If you have questions,please contact Autumn Crowe at acrowe@wvrivers.org.

    State 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC-15-0010): For more info on this permit see WV Rivers Coalition Citizens Guide to Fracking Permits:

    http://wvrivers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WV-Rivers-Citizens-Guide-to-Fracking.pdf

    View ACP’s permit application on WVDEP website:

    http://www.dep.wv.gov/WWE/Programs/Pages/401Certification.aspx

    SUGGESTED COMMENTS

    401 Water Quality Certification: The 401 Water Quality Certification lacks critical information the WVDEP needs to certify that the project will be able to meet WV’s Water Quality Standards. The WVDEP must deem the application incomplete due to the following deficient information:

    • The proposed best management practices and mitigation measures are deficient and will result in impairment and degradation of water resources and aquatic habitats.
    • Erosion and sediment controls are inadequate to prevent permanent degradation of aquatic habitats in the receiving streams.
    • No drainage areas have been delineated to satisfy requirements specified in the West Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control – Best Management Practices Manual.
    • No calculations based on the peak discharge from a 2-year/24-hour storm have been presented to satisfy requirements specified in the West Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control – Best Management Practices Manual.
    • Bioassays have not been conducted at the proposed stream crossings or streams that will be impacted by construction activities; therefore, there is no baseline data to determine the impacts of the proposed construction.

    SUBMIT COMMENTS TO WVDEP BY AUG 4

    1. By email with the permit number in the subject line: comments@wv.gov or
    2. By mail referencing the permit number in your letter:

    Director, Division of Water and Management, DEP  

    ATTN: Sharon Mullins, Permitting Section  

    601 57th Street SE  

    Charleston, WV 25304-2345

    Information provided by WV Rivers Coalition

    ACP Water Quality Hearing Dates for Virginia and West Virginia: Harrisonburg, VA

    The Department of Environmental Quality calls for an overall comment period from July 3 to
    August 22 for draft water quality certifications for both ACP and the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

    All persons concerned about the water quality impacts of the ACP and MVP are strongly urged to file written comments on the draft certification documents and if possible, to participate in public hearings.

    Written comments for the ACP draft certification document should be sent by email to: comment-acp@deq.virginia.gov; or by mail to DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218. For those wishing to comment on the MVP draft certification document, written comments should be sent by email to: comment-mvp@deq.virginia.gov; and by mail to:DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218,

    The public hearings schedule for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is:

    Monday August 7,2017 from 6 to 10pm — James Madison University, Festival Conference and Student Center, Grand Ballroom, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Parking is in lots C11, C12 and D3

    Thursday August 10,2017 from 6 to 10pm — Longwood University, Jarman Auditorium, 201 High St., Farmville, VA 23901. Parking is in wheeler Lot, Crafts lot, High Street Lot, Randolph Lot

    Monday August 14, 2017 from 6-10pm — Dinwiddie High School Auditorium, 11501 Boisseau Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841. Parking is only in designated areas on school property.

    The public hearings schedule for the Mountain Valley Pipeline is:

    Thursday August 8th, 2017 from 6-10pm — Radford University, Preston/Bondurant Auditorium, 801 East Main St., Radford, VA 24142. Parking is only in Lot A, or Lots E and U

    Wednesday August 9, 2017 from 6-10pm — Chatham High School Auditorium, 100 Cavalier Circle, Chatham, VA 24531. Parking is only in designated areas on school property.

    The West Virginia DEP published its notice of a comment period for section 401 certification for the ACP be emailed to: dep.comments@wv.gov or mailed to: WVDEP Divison of Water and Waste Managment, Att: Laura Cooper, 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV 25304-2345. Public hearings will be held on:

    Monday July 31 6pm – Buckhannon-Upshur High School Auditorium, Buckhannon, WV

    Tuesday August 1 6pm – Pocahontas County High School Auditorium, Dunmore, WV

    North Carolina Section 401 certification for the ACP, as follows:

    Tuesday July 18 6-9pm – Fayeteville Technical Community College, Cumberland Hall, Fayetteville, NC

    Thursday July 20 6-9 pm – Nash Community College, Brown Hall, Rocky Mount, NC

     

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    Chasing Coral

    August 8. OVEC, the League of Women Voters and Climate Reality present Chasing Coral, starting at 6 p.m. at the OVEC office. Bob McCollister will also give a brief Climate Reality talk.

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    MVP Water Quality Hearing Dates for Virginia and West Virginia: Radford, VA

    The Department of Environmental Quality calls for an overall comment period from July 3 to
    August 22 for draft water quality certifications for both ACP and the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

    All persons concerned about the water quality impacts of the ACP and MVP are strongly urged to file written comments on the draft certification documents and if possible, to participate in public hearings.

    Written comments for the ACP draft certification document should be sent by email to: comment-acp@deq.virginia.gov; or by mail to DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218. For those wishing to comment on the MVP draft certification document, written comments should be sent by email to: comment-mvp@deq.virginia.gov; and by mail to:DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218,

    The public hearings schedule for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is:

    Monday August 7,2017 from 6 to 10pm — James Madison University, Festival Conference and Student Center, Grand Ballroom, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Parking is in lots C11, C12 and D3

    Thursday August 10,2017 from 6 to 10pm — Longwood University, Jarman Auditorium, 201 High St., Farmville, VA 23901. Parking is in wheeler Lot, Crafts lot, High Street Lot, Randolph Lot

    Monday August 14, 2017 from 6-10pm — Dinwiddie High School Auditorium, 11501 Boisseau Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841. Parking is only in designated areas on school property.

    The public hearings schedule for the Mountain Valley Pipeline is:

    Thursday August 8th, 2017 from 6-10pm — Radford University, Preston/Bondurant Auditorium, 801 East Main St., Radford, VA 24142. Parking is only in Lot A, or Lots E and U

    Wednesday August 9, 2017 from 6-10pm — Chatham High School Auditorium, 100 Cavalier Circle, Chatham, VA 24531. Parking is only in designated areas on school property.

    The West Virginia DEP published its notice of a comment period for section 401 certification for the ACP be emailed to: dep.comments@wv.gov or mailed to: WVDEP Divison of Water and Waste Managment, Att: Laura Cooper, 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV 25304-2345. Public hearings will be held on:

    Monday July 31 6pm – Buckhannon-Upshur High School Auditorium, Buckhannon, WV

    Tuesday August 1 6pm – Pocahontas County High School Auditorium, Dunmore, WV

    North Carolina Section 401 certification for the ACP, as follows:

    Tuesday July 18 6-9pm – Fayeteville Technical Community College, Cumberland Hall, Fayetteville, NC

    Thursday July 20 6-9 pm – Nash Community College, Brown Hall, Rocky Mount, NC

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    MVP Water Quality Hearing Dates for Virginia and West Virginia: Chatham, VA

    The Department of Environmental Quality calls for an overall comment period from July 3 to
    August 22 for draft water quality certifications for both ACP and the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

    All persons concerned about the water quality impacts of the ACP and MVP are strongly urged to file written comments on the draft certification documents and if possible, to participate in public hearings.

    Written comments for the ACP draft certification document should be sent by email to: comment-acp@deq.virginia.gov; or by mail to DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218. For those wishing to comment on the MVP draft certification document, written comments should be sent by email to: comment-mvp@deq.virginia.gov; and by mail to:DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218,

    The public hearings schedule for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is:

    Monday August 7,2017 from 6 to 10pm — James Madison University, Festival Conference and Student Center, Grand Ballroom, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Parking is in lots C11, C12 and D3

    Thursday August 10,2017 from 6 to 10pm — Longwood University, Jarman Auditorium, 201 High St., Farmville, VA 23901. Parking is in wheeler Lot, Crafts lot, High Street Lot, Randolph Lot

    Monday August 14, 2017 from 6-10pm — Dinwiddie High School Auditorium, 11501 Boisseau Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841. Parking is only in designated areas on school property.

    The public hearings schedule for the Mountain Valley Pipeline is:

    Thursday August 8th, 2017 from 6-10pm — Radford University, Preston/Bondurant Auditorium, 801 East Main St., Radford, VA 24142. Parking is only in Lot A, or Lots E and U

    Wednesday August 9, 2017 from 6-10pm — Chatham High School Auditorium, 100 Cavalier Circle, Chatham, VA 24531. Parking is only in designated areas on school property.

    The West Virginia DEP published its notice of a comment period for section 401 certification for the ACP be emailed to: dep.comments@wv.gov or mailed to: WVDEP Divison of Water and Waste Managment, Att: Laura Cooper, 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV 25304-2345. Public hearings will be held on:

    Monday July 31 6pm – Buckhannon-Upshur High School Auditorium, Buckhannon, WV

    Tuesday August 1 6pm – Pocahontas County High School Auditorium, Dunmore, WV

    North Carolina Section 401 certification for the ACP, as follows:

    Tuesday July 18 6-9pm – Fayeteville Technical Community College, Cumberland Hall, Fayetteville, NC

    Thursday July 20 6-9 pm – Nash Community College, Brown Hall, Rocky Mount, NC

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    ACP Water Quality Hearing Dates for Virginia and West Virginia: Farmville, VA

    The Department of Environmental Quality calls for an overall comment period from July 3 to
    August 22 for draft water quality certifications for both ACP and the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

    All persons concerned about the water quality impacts of the ACP and MVP are strongly urged to file written comments on the draft certification documents and if possible, to participate in public hearings.

    Written comments for the ACP draft certification document should be sent by email to: comment-acp@deq.virginia.gov; or by mail to DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218. For those wishing to comment on the MVP draft certification document, written comments should be sent by email to: comment-mvp@deq.virginia.gov; and by mail to:DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218,

    The public hearings schedule for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is:

    Monday August 7,2017 from 6 to 10pm — James Madison University, Festival Conference and Student Center, Grand Ballroom, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Parking is in lots C11, C12 and D3

    Thursday August 10,2017 from 6 to 10pm — Longwood University, Jarman Auditorium, 201 High St., Farmville, VA 23901. Parking is in wheeler Lot, Crafts lot, High Street Lot, Randolph Lot

    Monday August 14, 2017 from 6-10pm — Dinwiddie High School Auditorium, 11501 Boisseau Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841. Parking is only in designated areas on school property.

    The public hearings schedule for the Mountain Valley Pipeline is:

    Thursday August 8th, 2017 from 6-10pm — Radford University, Preston/Bondurant Auditorium, 801 East Main St., Radford, VA 24142. Parking is only in Lot A, or Lots E and U

    Wednesday August 9, 2017 from 6-10pm — Chatham High School Auditorium, 100 Cavalier Circle, Chatham, VA 24531. Parking is only in designated areas on school property.

    The West Virginia DEP published its notice of a comment period for section 401 certification for the ACP be emailed to: dep.comments@wv.gov or mailed to: WVDEP Divison of Water and Waste Managment, Att: Laura Cooper, 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV 25304-2345. Public hearings will be held on:

    Monday July 31 6pm – Buckhannon-Upshur High School Auditorium, Buckhannon, WV

    Tuesday August 1 6pm – Pocahontas County High School Auditorium, Dunmore, WV

    North Carolina Section 401 certification for the ACP, as follows:

    Tuesday July 18 6-9pm – Fayeteville Technical Community College, Cumberland Hall, Fayetteville, NC

    Thursday July 20 6-9 pm – Nash Community College, Brown Hall, Rocky Mount, NC

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    ACP Water Quality Hearing Dates for Virginia and West Virginia: Dinwiddie, VA

    The Department of Environmental Quality calls for an overall comment period from July 3 to
    August 22 for draft water quality certifications for both ACP and the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

    All persons concerned about the water quality impacts of the ACP and MVP are strongly urged to file written comments on the draft certification documents and if possible, to participate in public hearings.

    Written comments for the ACP draft certification document should be sent by email to: comment-acp@deq.virginia.gov; or by mail to DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218. For those wishing to comment on the MVP draft certification document, written comments should be sent by email to: comment-mvp@deq.virginia.gov; and by mail to:DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218,

    The public hearings schedule for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is:

    Monday August 7,2017 from 6 to 10pm — James Madison University, Festival Conference and Student Center, Grand Ballroom, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. Parking is in lots C11, C12 and D3

    Thursday August 10,2017 from 6 to 10pm — Longwood University, Jarman Auditorium, 201 High St., Farmville, VA 23901. Parking is in wheeler Lot, Crafts lot, High Street Lot, Randolph Lot

    Monday August 14, 2017 from 6-10pm — Dinwiddie High School Auditorium, 11501 Boisseau Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841. Parking is only in designated areas on school property.

    The public hearings schedule for the Mountain Valley Pipeline is:

    Thursday August 8th, 2017 from 6-10pm — Radford University, Preston/Bondurant Auditorium, 801 East Main St., Radford, VA 24142. Parking is only in Lot A, or Lots E and U

    Wednesday August 9, 2017 from 6-10pm — Chatham High School Auditorium, 100 Cavalier Circle, Chatham, VA 24531. Parking is only in designated areas on school property.

    The West Virginia DEP published its notice of a comment period for section 401 certification for the ACP be emailed to: dep.comments@wv.gov or mailed to: WVDEP Divison of Water and Waste Managment, Att: Laura Cooper, 601 57th Street SE, Charleston, WV 25304-2345. Public hearings will be held on:

    Monday July 31 6pm – Buckhannon-Upshur High School Auditorium, Buckhannon, WV

    Tuesday August 1 6pm – Pocahontas County High School Auditorium, Dunmore, WV

    North Carolina Section 401 certification for the ACP, as follows:

    Tuesday July 18 6-9pm – Fayeteville Technical Community College, Cumberland Hall, Fayetteville, NC

    Thursday July 20 6-9 pm – Nash Community College, Brown Hall, Rocky Mount, NC

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    Screening of Blood on the Mountain: Maplewood, NJ

    http://bloodonthemountain.com/

     

    5/13/2107 UN Human Rights Testimony Athens, OH
    5/21/2017 UMWA 1440 Matewan, WV 
    5/28/2017 Tucker Arts Spring Festival Davis, WV
    6/6/2017 AIHC Conference Seattle, WA 
    6/23/2017 Potters Farm Schuykill, PA 
    8/1/2017 Mother Jones Film Festival Cork, Ireland
    9/7/2017 SOMA Festival Maplewood, NJ

    Join Us at Young WV

    Dear Our Children,Our Future Partners and Friends,

    Registration is live and spaces are starting to fill for the Young WV Conference at Marshall University on September 8-10, 2017.  Not registered?  Register here!

                            Are you 15-25 years old?  Do you work with/know a young person?
                               Want WV to be the coolest place to live, go to school and work?

    Then this conference is for you!

    Register TODAY and join a statewide movement of young people committed to making change within their communities in West Virginia.

    At the Young WV Conference, you’ll find:

    • Youth-led breakouts on college readiness, voter engagement, racial justice, mental health, LGBTQ advocacy and more!
    • Young WV Policy Challenge
    • A chance to meet other young people from across the state excited about making change
    • Mini-grant opportunities for exisiting and forming OCOF  student chapters
    • Information on how to create a OCOF chapter in your school or organization

    Want to lead a breakout/workshop?  Register here!  Last year we had over 25 workshops lead by young people and you could be one this year!

     

    Find the latest on the Young WV 2017 Conference at:

    www.ocofwv.org/youngwv/

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    Stream Testing Training

    10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with lunch provided: Stream testing training at the OVEC office. Space limited, You must be willing to help with monthly stream sampling in one of the five counties we have included in this program. Contact robin@ohvec.org for details and registration.

    WV Highlands Conservancy 50th Anniversary Celebration

    WV Highlands Conservancy’s 50th Anniversary Celebration! at Canaan Valley Resort State Park!

    Get event details and registration information here.

    OVEC’s Annual Picnic

    Save the date for our annual picnic for members and supporters, this time at the Barboursville Park. We’ll continue celebrating our 30th anniversary with music, picnic fixin’s, and good company. This year, tentative plans include a morning 5K run/walk and a bike ride, too. We’ll have more details later in the year, but for now, do save the date!

    Schedule for Environmental Review of Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP): 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline

    Schedule for Environmental Review of Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP)

    Posted: 15 May 2017 10:05 PM PDT

    Notice from FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

    RE: Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC​Docket Nos. CP15-554-000 &

    CP15-554-001

    Dominion Transmission, Inc. ​Docket No. CP15-555-000

    NOTICE OF REVISED SCHEDULE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF THE ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE AND SUPPLY HEADER PROJECT

    ​This notice identifies the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff’s revised schedule for the completion of the environmental impact statement (EIS) for Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC’s (Atlantic) Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Dominion Transmission, Inc.’s (DTI) Supply Header Project. The first notice of schedule, issued on August 12, 2016, identified a final EIS date of June 30, 2017.

    However, in response to comments on the draft EIS (which had a comment closing date of April 6, 2017), staff sent an environmental information request to Atlantic and DTI in April 2017, and only recently received the information necessary for us to complete our environmental review. As a result, staff has revised the schedule for issuance of the final EIS.

    >> Issuance of Notice of Availability of the final EIS​: July 21, 2017

    >> 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline: ​October 19, 2017

    In order to receive notification of the issuance of the final EIS and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription (http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp).

    OVEC’s Tri-State Water Defense Citizen Summit

    OVEC’s Tri-State Water Defense Citizen Summit

    We’ll examine the future of the Tri-State’s (OH/KY/WV) land and waterways in light of potential problems from oil and gas fracking and pipelines. This meeting will provide an opportunity for deeper engagement in solution-oriented strategies for a sustainable future for our region. 

    Contact Robin Blakeman at robin@ohvec.org or 304-522-0246 for more details, including registration information. Free; lunch provided. Limited space.

    West Virginia Good Jobs Conference

    West Virginia Good Jobs Conference, taking place Nov. 6-8 at the Tamarack Cultural Center in Beckley.

    – See more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/20170401/coalfield-development-corporation-launches-pitch-contest#sthash.I1GasokB.dpuf

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    2017 Shale & Public Health Conference

    2017 Shale & Public Health Conference

    The fifth annual Shale & Public Health Conference will be held November 13, 2017

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (registration/sign-in at 8:30)

    presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania

    hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

    at the Pitt University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh PA 15260 

    Conference itself is free

    $14 for buffet lunch 

    Among the featured speakers is:

    Dr. Walter Tsou MD MPH, past president of the American Public Health Association and former Health Commissioner of Philadelphia

    Register Now

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