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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
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
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
Newlsetter OVEC Mar 30, 2017
Winds of Change, Spring 2017
On January 19, FERC (the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) approved the Leach Xpress pipeline. This 36-inch, high pressure pipeline for fracked gas would bore under the Ohio River near Camden Park in the Huntington area. Starting on page 4, read about this and the 8 other large-diameter pipelinesMore
Issues: Climate changeCoalMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Feb 15, 2017
Error 404: WVDEP NOT FOUND
For folks like me, who often have to access the WVDEP website's information, the last two weeks have been a struggle. When we try to use DEP’s online databases, we are greeted with an error message or an ironic image of a sad face. That’s because the DEP’s servers have stopped working and have been down all this time. More
Issues: accountablityCoalDEPminingMountaintop removalPermitsPollutionWest VirginiaWVDEP
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 15, 2017
Oroville Dam Situation Dredges Up Worries Over Coal Sludge Dams
Climate change, unsafe dams, scofflaw coal companies and corporate-controlled government make for ongoing worry. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalDEPEPA
Action Alert Vivian Feb 2, 2017
Fight the Madness: Go Solar, Meet Up, Make Calls for Clean Water Right Now
Yesterday: House GOP dismantles Obama regulation protecting streams from coal mining debris. Senate Expected to Follow. Take Action!: Senate vote should be mid-morning today! Call now to tell your Senators not to gamble with America's clean water! Better yet, call your Senators and tell them to not gut the Stream Protection Rule.More
Issues: CoalPollutionRenewable energyWater
Press Release OVEC Jan 5, 2017
Fourth Circuit Court Affirms Clean Water Act Protections for West Virginia Families
Ruling Finds State Failed to Hold Coal Industry Accountable for Water Pollution, at Expense of Environment and CommunitiesMore
Issues: CoalPollutionWater
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 OVEC Dec 3, 2016
Blood on the Mountain Documentary Screens in LA, NYC, Houston, and DC Theaters
Congratulations to Mari-Lynn Evans and Jordan Freeman on the theatrical release and the great reviews of their documentary, Blood on the Mountain. If you know anyone in D.C., their chance to see it is coming up.More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Frank Grant Oct 25, 2016
Blankenship’s Manifesto Misses Mark
Blankenship's missive misses mark... Did you get a copy of Don Blankenship's self-published-from-prison manifesto? I did... More
Issues: CoalMine safety
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Oct 7, 2016
Larry Gibson’s Fight to Save the Mountains of Appalachia
Sadly, Larry passed away in September of 2012, but his activism lives on. He has educated millions of people both nationally and internationally on this issue. They now take up his cause. While we cannot all be heroes like Larry, we can conserve electricity. Every time you turn off that light or crank down that thermostat, you help keep a mountain in tact a little while longer and honor the memory of Larry Gibson, the Keeper of the Mountain.More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Sep 26, 2016
WV AG Doesn’t Speak For Me
My name is Mary Wildfire and I live near Spencer, West Virginia. I’m here to say that when our Attorney General joined the suit against the Clean Power Plan, he did not speak for me, or most West Virginians. The Clean Power Plan is a sensible start to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten the future in West Virginia and everywhere else.More
Issues: Climate changeCoalEnergyRenewable energy
Hoots and Hollers Frank Grant Sep 14, 2016
Review: The Price Of Justice by Lawrence Leamer
Leamer's book has it all: murder of ideals, people (some would say), graft, greed, toxic liaisons, courtroom drama, cruelty, disregard of the spirit of the law, poor boy makes good... What is the price of justice in West Virginia? Does only a coal baron know?More
Issues: CoalWest Virginia
Press Release OVEC Aug 19, 2016
Environmental Groups Secure Settlement from Coal Mine Owner to Restore Mining Sites Across West Virginia
The Sierra Club, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC), and West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, announced a $6 million stream restoration and reforestation settlement today with the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund (VCLF). More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalReclamation
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 9, 2016
Write Your Letter to Don Blankenship Before His Prison Term is Up
Ann Bybee-Finley, a native West Virginian, from Hurricane, started the letter-writing campaign. The goal is to send Don Blankenship one letter each day of his one year sentence. The campaign has collected about 155 letters so far. Write your letter now.More
Issues: CoalMine safety
Press Release OVEC Jul 1, 2016
Groups Secure Settlement Requiring Alpha Natural Resources to Fund Community Restoration Projects
Agreement modifies existing water treatment settlement and resolves the groups’ objections in Alpha’s bankruptcyMore
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalReclamationSocial justice
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