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Hoots and Hollers Robin May 19, 2017
UPDATE: Invitation to May 25 Ohio River Water Ceremony from MU NASO
Thanks to all who showed up for Peoples Climate March events — whether in D.C., Charleston or Huntington, or elsewhere.More
Issues: Climate changeWater
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
headwaters defense
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 17, 2017
Shots Fired During Rally to Oppose Toxic Waste Dumping; Peaceful Protesters Carry On: Headwaters Defense
Headwaters Defense on toxic waste dumps in Fayette County, WV: Shut 'em down! Clean 'em up!More
Issues: FrackingHealthPollutionSocial justiceWater
GalleryHoots and Hollers Vivian May 11, 2017
May 10: Aerial View of Location for C-SPAN May 9 Washington Journal Show on Coal
On May 9, C-SPAN's Washington Journal program focused on coal, on location Several of us were on a location that C-SPAN had selected, outside, at a Powhatan Point, OH, Murray Energy facility along the Ohio River. Here are some May 10 aerial shots of that location. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalEnergyMountaintop removal
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 Apr 27, 2017
MIners’ Health Care Future Up for Vote in Congress
Recently, retired deep miners, UMWA members, and OVEC members Chuck Nelson and Terry Steele both had op-eds published in West Virginia newspapers. The examine the plight of miners' health care benefits.More
Issues: CoalHealthWest Virginia
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Burning Trees and Pipeline Trash
If you are a pipeline builder, how do you get rid of some of the pipeline trash and some of the trees you felled for your right-of-way? Burning! We don't need this extra air pollution.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Muddy Stream
In comparison to the OVC, the MXP is much longer and crosses many more streams. What happened here could likely happen during stream crossing done anywhere by any pipeline company. It seems like the construction company had a significant lack of proper, accurate planning, and a total underestimation of stream flow volumes.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Muddy Roads
Pipeline construction makes mud, which makes it way onto public roadways. Sometimes it's a nuisance, sometimes it's a hazard. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Dusty Roads
The pipeline guys would first stop all traffic to pull out onto the roadway, then drop mud off their trucks or drag it onto the roadway where it would dry out, then they would again stop all traffic to run a power road-sweeper on the road.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Dirty Diesel Trucks
This extreme amount of filthy diesel fumes was absolutely unnecessary here, or anywhere. Newer trucks burn cleaner. No community resident should be subjected to getting stuck behind one of these junk trucks. Diesel fumes have known health impacts. But such is the regard of these companies for the communities they impact, and such is FERC's regard for the communities the agency subjects to these kind of impacts.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Traffic — What a Clustertruck!
In its MXP DEIS, FERC states that the proposed pipeline construction would only be a minor inconvenience to residents. The daily restriction of routine travel my neighbors and I experienced went way beyond minor during the 11-month-long construction period of another pipeline. Our experience completely contradicts what FERC states.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
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 Robin Apr 18, 2017
SM-80 Pipeline Construction in Wayne County: Before and During
We have been monitoring the construction going on with the SM-80 replacement segments in both Cabell and Wayne counties. Reminder: this very old Columbia pipeline is being “renovated” in our backyards, because of Columbia’s larger (36-inch diameter) proposed pipeline—the Mountaineer Xpress—which will connect to it at a compressor station in the Milton area. The comment […]More
Issues: PipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 17, 2017
Join Us at Peoples Climate March in Huntington, or at the Location Nearest You
April 29: Join us for the Peoples Climate March Huntington, WV. Together, we will #resist. #WhyIMarch peoplesclimate.orgMore
Issues: Climate changeWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Apr 13, 2017
Oops, They Did It Again – A History of Industry “Accidents”
The coal slurry spill on March 23 in Boone County was just the latest in a long list of “accidents" in our state.More
Issues: BakkenCoalfossil fuelsFreedom IndustriesIndustryMCHMMine safetyMining AccidentsPipelinesPollutionregulationSlurrySlurry SpillWaterWest Virginia
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 OVEC Apr 6, 2017
Watch the April 5 Hearing on the RECLAIM Act and Take Action
You can watch the April 5 2017 hearing on the RECLAIM Act here, and also get tips on taking action to fix this bill--for West Virginia's future.More
Issues: CoalTransition economyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 5, 2017
RECLAIM Act: Here’s How You Can Help
Thanks to the action of thousands of folks like yourself across the country, the RECLAIM Act has been re-introduced in Congress and had a hearing April 5. More
Issues: CoalSustainabilityTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 4, 2017
Atlantic Coast Pipeline Proposal Raises Questions that Beg for Answers: Comment Now
Comment on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline by 4:59 p.m. Thursday, April 6. The only way to protect our water, safety, and public health and provide safe jobs is to invest in other types of energy—clean, green energy.More
Issues: FrackingHealthPipelinesPollutionWater
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