Tag: Black lung

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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
Shannon Bell
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Nov 7, 2014
Buy Shannon Bell’s Award Winning Book, Support OVEC
Congratulations to long-time OVEC member Shannon Bell and all the warrior women in her book Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice. The book continues to rack up awards, the latest of which is 2014 Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS) Book Award. The AHS is a professional organization committed to “using sociology to promote peace, equality, and social justice."More
Issues: Black lungCemetery protectionCoalHealth
Hoots and Hollers Dan Jul 2, 2014
Why Not Read the Writing on the Wall and Embrace Renewable Energy?
It sadly comes as no surprise after recent statements by UMWA boss Cecil Roberts that he is asking the once proud union to protest EPA's proposed EPA carbon emission standards at a rally outside a public hearing on July 31 in Pittsburgh.More
Issues: Black lungClimate changeRenewable energy
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