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Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 17, 2017
A Big Chance for You to Tell It to People Who Want to Hear It: Mountaintop Removal and Human Health
Come speak about mountaintop removal and human health on May 23 in Logan, WV.More
Issues: HealthMountaintop removalPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 10, 2017
National Academy of Sciences Wants to Hear from You on MTR and Human Health
The National Academy of Sciences study on mountaintop removal coal mining and human health is underway. They want to hear from you! Come out May 22-24 in Charleston.More
Issues: HealthMountaintop removal
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Intro to a Dirty Picture Collection
This blog series details the community and environmental impacts and inconveniences which were actually experienced by local residents during the 11-month-long construction of the 30-inch Ohio Valley Connector pipeline in Wetzel County, WV. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 6, 2017
Ms. Magazine and Blog Features OVEC; Sign Up for Associated Webinar
Ms. magazine's Spring 2017 issue features a story on OVEC! A March 31 Ms. Blog entry, A Sustainable Solution: Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition,excerpts some of the article.More
Issues: Renewable energySocial justiceSustainabilityTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Feb 10, 2017
Shale Gas Pads Do Not Belong in Valleys (AKA Hollers)
A recent essay of mine described the Fracking Re-Invasion of Wetzel County,10 years after it began. When shale gas drilling started here in Wetzel County WV in 2007, it had already been causing problems for a few years right across the state line to the north, in Green and Washington counties in Pennsylvania. (12 years […]More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shalePollution
Hoots and Hollers Janet Apr 27, 2017
Lamenting J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy
Undoubtedly, horribly broken families like Vance’s do exist in Appalachia, but as they exist here, they also exist elsewhere.More
Issues: Coalfossil fuelsMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 3, 2017
DEIS for Atlantic Coast Pipeline Issued; Comment Period Underway
Over the coming months, we will add information that will help you craft your comments on the ACP DEIS, so stay tuned. If you want to comment in person, FERC will hold public meetings starting in February. We will post details as we have them. More
Issues: FERCFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 1, 2017
We Need Your Help for the 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair May 20
The 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair happens Saturday, May 20 in Huntington's Central City. The call is on now for participants and volunteers. More
Issues: Renewable energySustainabilityTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 29, 2016
#WVFlood Relief Efforts Continue – How to Help; How to Get Help
If you are looking to donate items, time or money to help people harmed or devastated by the June 23 floods that caused state-of-emergency declarations for 44 of West Virginia's 55 counties, here are some updates. #WVFlood More
Issues: Climate changeWV flood
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 Janet Feb 28, 2017
It Takes Water to Renew WV – Part 1
Take Action Now: WV House Set to Vote on Toxic Water Bill Tomorrow, 3/1. Call Your Delegate Now. Details in this blog, plus more on water.More
Issues: WaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Dec 12, 2016
Remembering Ken Hechler: Champion of the People
Ken Hechler, RIP. Union supporter, environmentalist, statesman, writer, historian, teacher, husband, father and add one more label—civil rights activist. Dear Ken, we know that you, of all people, have earned your eternal rest. Well done. You will be sorely missed.More
Issues: Black lungCoalMine safetyMountaintop removalRacial inequalitySocial justiceWest Virginia
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 Janet Dec 7, 2016
Don’t Just Rage—Donate! Your Support Makes Our Work Possible
You can feel proud to be a member of such a tenacious, hard-working environmental group. I know that OVEC wouldn’t have become such an effective organization without your loyal support, your time, your presence at events and, importantly, your tax-deductible contributions—adding up to victories both small and large. You carried the day in 2016. However, our work is far from over. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Oct 28, 2015
Keep Your Corporate Greed Out of My Water
It’s not rocket science. We need a public water system. We need to revoke this greedy, inept, arrogant company’s charter. We need this public commission to show some basic leadership, and not play to these negotiations, but do your job, and show them the door. And assuming leadership is tough to come by, the very, very, very, very, very least you can do is deny WV American Water’s outrageous rate hike. More
Issues: Social justiceWaterWV American Water
MTR Gallery Vivian Dec 15, 2014
Draglines
Draglines on Kayford Mountain and the Hobet ComplexMore
Issues: Mountaintop removal
MTR Gallery Vivian Apr 28, 2010
Hobet Mountaintop Removal Operation Continues Expansion
High Resolution Mountaintop Removal PicturesMore
Issues: Mountaintop removal
People in Action Gallery Vivian Mar 18, 2013
People in Action: United for the Future of West Virginia March 15, 2013
As the grand finale to Mountain Justice Spring Break 2013, RAMPS and Mountain Justice organized a rally.More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalWater
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