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Hoots and Hollers Janet Jul 24, 2017
A “Sign” of the Times
Remember when West Virginia's small family cemeteries were considered sacred space-where our loved ones could rest in peace in the bosom of the earth? Certainly that was before the outrageous mining process known as mountaintop removal.More
Issues: EnergyFrackingPipelinesRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jul 19, 2017
Heard Rumors of Access Roads in Your Area?
Landowners may refuse to deal with them and/or refuse access to their property for surveying, but they should notify the oil and gas company in writing (and keep a copy) when they do so.More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jul 7, 2017
Spiritual Convergence in the Time of Climate Change
I heard these wise words from Standing Rock leader Cheryl Angel at a recent conference, Ministry in the Time of Climate Change. This amazing event was organized and hosted in NYC by the Center for Earth Ethics and Climate Reality; it was more of a convergence than a conference.More
Issues: Climate changeFaithSocial justiceSpirituality
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Jul 5, 2017
In Memoriam: Rev. Crist and Chris Hale
We were saddened to learn of the passing of two of our amazing allies last week. OVEC staff would like to offer our condolences to the family and close friends of these two, along with the following memories of where their work intersected with ours.More
Issues: memorial
Deep Shale GalleryGalleryHoots and HollersMTR GalleryPipeline Gallery Vivian Jun 8, 2017
WV Frack Fields Flyover, Part 3: #Fracking Activity and the Fate of Mobley, Wetzel County, WV
The community of Mobley in Wetzel County is just about obliterated, thanks to assorted fracking-related activities.More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 8, 2017
The Nat’l Academy of Sciences Still Wants to Hear from You on MTR and Human Health
A National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee still wants to hear from you on mountaintop removal coal mining and human health. You can attend a meeting in DC or comment online.More
Issues: HealthMountaintop removalPollution
Deep Shale GalleryGalleryHoots and HollersPipeline Gallery Vivian Jun 7, 2017
WV Frack Fields Flyover, Part 2: Well Pads and Holding Ponds
Continuing our Marcellus Shale frack fields flyover of Doddridge, Wetzel and Marshall Counties...More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shalePollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 6, 2017
On June 7, Call Senate on FERC Vacancies to Stop Mega-Pipelines
If we can stop the Senate from restoring a quorum at FERC we can prevent approval of any more fracked gas pipelines. (FERC is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Call your Senators today!More
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jun 6, 2017
New Day & New Time! MU Native American Student Organization Invites OVEC and others to a Water Ceremony, June 9
The MU University Native American Student Organization (MU-NASO) will lead a Water Ceremony (blessing of the Ohio River) this Friday, June 9, 2017. Please join them, OVEC and others in a collaboration for this year's Global Earth Exchange, a project of Radical Joy for Hard Times.More
Issues: Climate changePollutionWater
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
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