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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
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 24, 2017
WV’s Fossil Fuel Industries’ Wicked Water Ways Well Illustrated One Day After #WorldWaterDay
One day after #WorldWaterDay, the two fossil fuel industries that so obviously have so many state politicians in their pocket gave us yet another example of the grave threat these industries pose to clean water and human health. More
Issues: FrackingHealthSludge Safety ProjectWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 22, 2017
OVEC’s 30th Birthday Bash Weekend
This year, OVEC turns 30 and we hope you can join us for our 30th Birthday Bash Weekend. After all, all work and no play makes one crabby. Come on out to celebrate, agitate, recreate, and appreciate one another.  The weekend’s events start on Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m. with our 20th Treehuggers’ Ball and 30th […]More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingHealthMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 22, 2017
Birthday Bash Weekend: Bird Watching Hike at Greenbottom with Experienced Guides
As part of OVEC’s 30th Birthday Bash Weekend, spend a memorable morning at Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area, one of the most popular birding areas in West Virginia, with two experienced Huntington-area birders—Michael Griffith and Janet Keating.More
Issues: HealthWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 18, 2017
Talking Points on the MX Pipeline DEIS You Can Use to Make Your Own Comments
Here are talking points you can use to make your own comments on the DEIS (draft environmental impact statement) for the proposed Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesRogersville ShaleUtica Shale
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Mar 13, 2017
Assault of the Ohio River: Waste Dump or Drinking Water? – Part 2
There are no less than nineteen newly proposed pipelines in the Appalachian region and the industry will do what is necessary to get the fracked oil and gas out of the area to export terminals. Several of these pipelines will go under the Ohio River and given the extensive list of pipeline explosions and accidents in the United States, this scenario could result in massive contamination of the drinking water source for millions of people.More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesPollutionWater
Ohio River
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Mar 13, 2017
Assault of the Ohio River: Waste Dump or Drinking Water? – Part 1
The mindset that it was okay to use the Ohio River as a waste repository never really changed. Unfortunately, today the Ohio River has earned the auspicious title of being the most polluted river in the United States and has maintained that title for seven years in a row.More
Issues: FrackingHealthPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 10, 2017
Renew WV
What is our energy future? That’s the question addressed in Renew West Virginia, a new publication from OVEC. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesRenewable energyRogersville ShaleWest Virginia
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