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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 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 OVEC May 19, 2016
Ongoing #RubberStampRebellion
An update on the OVEC crew's participation in Beyond Extreme Energy's (BXE) ongoing #RubberStampRebellion, with shots or the skit in front of the US International Trade Commission.More
Issues: Climate changeEnergyEnergy efficiencyFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalRenewable energyTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 8, 2016
Smart Meters: Dumb Idea
For your bills, your health, your safety and your privacy, smart meters are a dumb idea. More
Issues: EnergySocial justice
Press Release OVEC Nov 30, 2015
West Virginia Groups Oppose Morrisey’s Attack on the Clean Power Plan
Citing numerous health studies plaintiffs insist the need for CPP is now.More
Issues: CoalEnergyMountaintop removalPollution
Hoots and Hollers Dan Sep 22, 2015
West Oakland, West Virginia: Solidarity in Stopping Coal Craziness
Stop coal exports. Hopefully, folks in Oakland can build some solidarity with those fighting the dirty and dying coal industry here in Appalachia.More
Issues: Climate changeCoalEnergyHealthMountaintop removalPollutionRacial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 31, 2015
Share Stories of the Ground Beneath Your Heart
Your story — the story of the land you love and the assaults your homeplace endures at the hand of extractive industries — deserves to be seen and heard around the world. That's why we hope you'll come to The Ground Beneath Our Hearts on September 12, starting at 11 a.m. at the Kanawha State Forest, Shelter No. 1. But don't wait till then to share your story.More
Issues: CoalEnergyFrackingHealthKanawha State ForestMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionRogersville ShaleSocial justiceWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 18, 2015
Stream Protection Rule? Your Comments Needed!
All hands on deck!: Come to the hearing in WV! Location: Charleston Civic Center 200 Civic Center Dr., Charleston 5:00 – 9:00 p.m, Thursday, Sept. 17 More
Issues: CoalEnergyMountaintop removalPollutionWaterWest Virginia
Fracking Rig
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 30, 2015
The Injustice of Fracking
Yes, we need gas, but at what cost?More
Issues: EnergyFrackingMarcellus shalePollutionRogersville Shale
Pipeline
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 17, 2015
Call to Action: “No New Permits Fast”
Beyond Extreme Energy has decided to organize a long-term, water-only “No New Permits Fast” this September in front of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. We are undertaking this action in support of the call in Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Laudato Si,” for action on the climate crisis commensurate with its seriousness. More
Issues: EnergyFERCFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 2, 2015
Save the Date: July 31 is Picnic Time
Circle July 31 on your calendar and plan to join us for OVEC’s annual member and invited-guest picnic. Come on out to Coonskin Park!More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergyFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalMusicPipelinesSocial justiceWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 22, 2015
World Premiere of Blood on the Mountain Brings Labor, Environmentalists Together
Sierra Club and AFL-CIO, in association with the Workers Unite! Film Festival will co-host a world premiere celebrating release of the extraordinary new documentary feature film, Blood On The Mountain.More
Issues: CoalEnergyHealthMountaintop removalPollutionSocial justiceWest VirginiaWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers Bill Hughes May 14, 2015
Silica Dust: Trouble for Well Pad Workers, Neighbors
To unlock gas (consisting mostly of methane) in deep shale formations, a very deep well is drilled (depth varies depending on location and shale formation). Once a well is drilled, the hydraulic fracturing process (fracking) begins. For this process, thousands of tons of silica sand are mixed with millions of gallons of valuable water and added to thousands of gallon of fracturing chemical. This sand/water/chemical mixture is then pumped under very high pressure down the well casing, causing the tight shale to fracture.More
Issues: DEPEnergyFrackingHealthMarcellus shalePollutionWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 13, 2015
Fracking’s Human Toll Extends to Well Workers
Acute silicosis, such as afflicted the Hawk’s Nest workers, is caused by heavy exposure to crystalline silica over a short time, and its incubation period is a matter of months. However, simple silicosis can remain latent for 10 years or more. Given the rapidly increasing ranks of well workers exposed — and many far over-exposed — to crystalline silica, that fact is truly frightening. If measures aren’t taken to protect these workers now, another enormous tragedy is likely lurking in our future.More
Issues: EnergyFrackingHealthMarcellus shalePollutionWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 10, 2015
Who Is That Man in Khaki?
That's no DEP employee, that's Bill Hughes, who has lived in Wetzel County, WV for more than 36 years. He is a member of Wetzel County Action Group, active in monitoring Marcellus Gas activities in Wetzel and surrounding counties. His work includes assisting and educating people who suddenly find "unconventional" gas extraction activities (fracking-related) disrupting their lives, sometimes tragically.More
Issues: EnergyFrackingMarcellus shaleRogersville ShaleWest Virginia
Pipeline
Hoots and Hollers Dan May 7, 2015
Step Up: Fight Fracking Pipelines
Fracking pipelines! The tentacles of the gas industry reach across America and the globe, so we must all stand together and work together from different areas affected by the gas industry, and show solidarity to stop this harmful industry and work towards a real renewable future that is more beneficial to us all. We all live downstream.More
Issues: EnergyFrackingHealthPipelinesPollutionWest Virginia
Action Alert Vivian Apr 2, 2015
Pipe Up, Come Out
Keep Your Foot Down: Contact the Governor. Thanks to everybody (around 200 of you!) who came out for The People's Foot: No More MTR Permits, held on March 16 at DEP headquarters in Charleston. Most of you probably read the news the next day: State announces review of studies linking mountaintop removal mining to illnessMore
Issues: CoalEnergyFaithFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionRenewable energyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 26, 2015
FERC Hear This on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Many have suggested we accept gas development and the proposed pipeline because of the jobs it brings. I raised two children here, and yes, I would love it if they could stay and make a decent living here. But not if they must risk their health working with hazardous materials. Not if their work would contribute to destroying the quality of life of fellow community members. Not if their work is harmful to the water, air, and ecosystems that sustain us. No job is worth what this pipeline and accompanying gas development will destroy.More
Issues: EnergyFrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesSocial justice
Press Release OVEC Mar 19, 2015
Rogersville Deep Shale Drilling Next for Our Area?
Fracking operators are queuing up to dive into the deep Rogersville Shale deposit, located beneath eastern Kentucky and parts of southern and west-central West Virginia.More
Issues: EnergyFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleRogersville ShaleWV American Water
Press Release Vivian Mar 17, 2015
Citing Health Hazards, Citizens Demand End to MTR Permits
oday approximately 200 West Virginians rallied for healthy communities at the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) headquarters in Charleston. The People’s Foot, a coalition of West Virginia groups and individuals, held the “No More Mountaintop Removal Permits Day” to demand that the WVDEP stop issuing new permits for this coal extraction method. Mountaintop removal causes clouds of fine blasting dust, known to promote lung cancer and other diseases, to drift through communities.More
Issues: CoalEnergyKanawha State ForestMountaintop removalPollutionSocial justiceWater
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