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Hoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Feb 10, 2017
Shale Gas Pads Do Not Belong in Valleys (AKA Hollers)
A recent essay of mine described the Fracking Re-Invasion of Wetzel County,10 years after it began. When shale gas drilling started here in Wetzel County WV in 2007, it had already been causing problems for a few years right across the state line to the north, in Green and Washington counties in Pennsylvania. (12 years […]More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shalePollution
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 10, 2017
Air, Noise, and Light Pollution and Fracking
In May 2014, Dr. Michael McCawley, of WVU’s School of Public Health submitted a study titled “Air, Noise, and Light Monitoring Results for Assessing Environmental Impacts of Horizontal Gas Well Drilling Operations (ETD‐10 Project)” to WV DEP’s Division of Air Quality.More
Issues: FrackingHealth
Hoots and Hollers Robin Feb 9, 2017
Keeping FERC at Bay
We need to be vigilant, in making sure that the current political powers do not circumvent or rush approval of another chairman and/or of any pipeline proposals currently in the FERC review process.More
Issues: FERCFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 28, 2017
Public Hearings to Comment on DEIS on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Public meetings on theACP DEIS are scheduled for March 1 in Elkins, WV and March 2 in Marlinton, WV, with a comment deadline of April 6. Details on those meetings, as well as meetings in other states are here.More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 28, 2017
Mountain Valley Pipeline Public Hearing Information
DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management will hold public hearings regarding the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project for State 401 Water Quality Certification, Natural Streams Preservation Act Permit, and for Oil and Gas General Water Pollution Control Permit.More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesWater
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Jan 28, 2017
Problem Location for a Fracked Gas Well Pad in Wetzel County West Virginia
A typical fracking well pad in a bad location; creates problems for people living nearby, for the whole neighborhood.More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shale
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 28, 2017
EQT Contract with PA Landowners: Stops Landowners’ Filing of Any Nuisance Lawsuits
Wonder what an EQT "Easement Agreement" contains? Check this out. Don't sign anything with a gas company until you have consulted a lawyer!More
Issues: FrackingHealth
Deep Shale GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Jan 28, 2017
An Earnest Search for Predictability in These Troubled Political Times: Silica
During these trying times of turbulent turmoil with all the alternate facts and flexible versions of reality decreed in the new political realm, we can sometimes become unhinged. We then seek some dependable experiences to ground us, and provide a modicum of stability. We yearn for consistency and predictability. Well, guess what?! I think that […]More
Issues: FrackingHealth
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 26, 2017
Save the Date: April 28 is OVEC’s 20th Treehuggers’ Ball and 30th Birthday Bash
The Rumpke Mountain Boys will help OVEC celebrate our 20th Treehuggers' Ball and 30th Anniversary! Join us April 28 at the V Club in Huntington, WV.More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalSustainability
Deep Shale GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Jan 18, 2017
The Fracking Re-Invasion of Wetzel County
Wetzel County roads are narrow, with sharp bends and steep hills. Congestion from heavy fracking-related trucks can be big trouble. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shale
Deep Shale GalleryGalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Jan 8, 2017
Happy New Year from O & G: #Fracking-Related Traffic Woes in Wetzel
Big #fracking trucks blocking roads in nasty weather and pummeling infrastructure in all weather. Just another day in the Wetzel County gas fields.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 3, 2017
DEIS for Atlantic Coast Pipeline Issued; Comment Period Underway
Over the coming months, we will add information that will help you craft your comments on the ACP DEIS, so stay tuned. If you want to comment in person, FERC will hold public meetings starting in February. We will post details as we have them. More
Issues: FERCFrackingPipelines
Newlsetter OVEC Dec 25, 2016
Winds of Change, Winter 2016-2017
Now is a time when none of us can afford to remain seated or silent. We must all stand up to be counted. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energyRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 16, 2016
Survey Says: Thank You for Taking It! We are Processing Your Input
Survey: We Hear You! Just so you know, we are still processing all the data. We really value your input and opinions, as well as the time you took to let us know what you think. Here is some of what you said.More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingMountaintop removalSocial justiceTransition economyWater
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Dec 15, 2016
#Fracking Industry’s Request Drive Us Bats! Comment Now, For Bats, For Web-of-Life
Does the idea that the oil and gas industry might get what could amount to a 50-year free-for-all in terms of harming bats drive you bats? If so, comment now! If not, remember human health is tied to the health of the web of life; please do comment. We have posted our comment below; feel free to us that to compose your own comments. More
Issues: FrackingPollution
Action Alert Vivian Dec 8, 2016
Thanks for Your Support in 2016! We’ve More to Do This Month, and We Look to 2017
OVEC's staff and Board of Directors extend to you all good wishes for love and joy in the holiday season. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Janet Dec 7, 2016
Don’t Just Rage—Donate! Your Support Makes Our Work Possible
You can feel proud to be a member of such a tenacious, hard-working environmental group. I know that OVEC wouldn’t have become such an effective organization without your loyal support, your time, your presence at events and, importantly, your tax-deductible contributions—adding up to victories both small and large. You carried the day in 2016. However, our work is far from over. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Dec 6, 2016
December 2016 Rogersville Fact Sheet: List of Deep, Deep Wells Drilled in Our Area
Catch up on the latest info we've found on the Rogersville Shale, including drilled wells we know about at the moment.More
Issues: FrackingPollutionRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Nov 16, 2016
Will You Complete Quick Survey About OVEC’s Work?
We urge you to complete this 5-minute survey. Your answers to the survey questions will help shape our work over the coming years. More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate changeFrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energy
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