Tag: Freedom Industries

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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
Vigil for Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 3, 2016
#WVWaterCrisis Gains in Peril: Call Your Legislators!
#WVWaterCrisis Gains in Peril: Call Your Legislators! Below is a call to action from the West Virginia Environmental Council Action. If you want to get updates on what’s going on under the Golden Dome during the 2016 WV Legislative Session, be sure to sign up for E-Council’s Action Alerts here on their home page. (OVEC […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksFreedom IndustriesMCHMPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 28, 2016
Pam Nixon, Others Comment on Report on WVAW vs. Public Water
To release their new report, “West Virginia American Water Company and the Case for Public Ownership and Operation,” our good friends at the Civil Society Institute held a tele-press conference on January 7. Making statements and fielding press questions were principal report author and CSI’s senior energy analyst Grant Smith, report editor and Advocates for a Safe […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksFreedom IndustriesHealthMCHMSocial justiceWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 27, 2016
Report: WVAW Still Unprepared to Deal with Crisis; Public Takeover Urged
January 9 marked the second anniversary of the chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without tap water for more than a week. On January 9, 2014, a leaking tank at Freedom Industries’ tank farm spewed about 10,000 gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals into the Elk River, about a mile upstream from West Virginia American Water’s […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksFreedom IndustriesHealthMCHMWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 17, 2015
Free Tickets for WV Premier of Blood on the Mountain
Step right up and get your free tickets! The West Virginia premier of Blood On The Mountain will be held at 7 p.m. on September 4 at the Culture Center on the State Capitol Grounds, 1900 Kanawha Blvd, Charleston WV.More
Issues: Cemetery protectionCoalFreedom IndustriesHealthMountaintop removalPollutionSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 10, 2015
Defend Our Water: Urgent! Last Push – Calls Needed on Tank Bill
--Please, right away Tell Speaker Tim Armstead to not roll back water protections and reject SB 423 as-is. E-mail him at tim.armstead@wvhouse.gov or call 304-340-3210. If you can, hand deliver your comments to Speaker Armstead’s office, Room 228M at the State Capitol. You may see some like-minded, water-drinking friends there.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksClean electionsFreedom IndustriesHealthMarcellus shaleWaterWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 5, 2015
SB 423: Jailing Those Who Tells Us What’s in Those Tanks?
Check out pages 28 and 29, and the Orwellian-named section §22-30-14 of SB 423: Gutting the Aboveground Storage Tank Bill.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksClean electionsFreedom IndustriesHealthregulationSocial justiceWaterWV American WaterWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 15, 2015
Sample Comments on AboveGround Storage Tank Bill
If you need some inspiration to draft your own note to send the committee considering the Aboveground Storage Tank Act , here's a sample letter, as well as e-mail addresses for the committee.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksCoalFreedom IndustriesHealthMarcellus shaleWaterWest VirginiaWV American WaterWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 15, 2015
Defend Our Drinking Water: Public Hearing 8:30 a.m. Monday
Massive thanks to WV Rivers Coalition for this action alert, which has all the details you need to attend public hearing on HB 2289, to reclassify the Kanawha River to be protected as a drinking water supply (Category A), set for 8:30 a.m., tomorrow Monday, Feb. 16. The weather forecast is not the greatest, so we really need folks already in the Charleston area to show up if at all possible. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksCoalFreedom IndustriesHealthWaterWest VirginiaWV American Water
Press Release OVEC Jan 13, 2015
Media Advisory: Update on January 17 Events in Month of Water
Update on Next Events in January: A Month of Water What /When: Saturday, January 17 in Charleston, WV 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Safe Water System Leadership Training 2:00 p.m. Water Unites Us: Rally for Clean Water Statewide 5:00 p.m. After Rally/ Party DinnerMore
Issues: FrackingFreedom IndustriesMCHMMountaintop removalPollutionSludge Safety ProjectSocial justiceWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 8, 2015
Rebecca Roth on Water Crisis Anniversary
I spent too much time last year being afraid. When my son Sid was born in August, I was relieved to count 10 fingers and 10 toes, but not all signs of health are so easy to see. It will be years before our family knows, for example, if the reproductive health of either of our kids has suffered at all because of the chemical spill. Water is the most important resource we have and it is essential to our children’s health. We’ve put down roots in our community but they need water.More
Issues: Freedom IndustriesMCHMWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jan 7, 2015
Janet Keating: Intro to Tele-Press Conference on Water Crisis Anniversary
Citizen groups, many who currently participate in the West Virginia Safe Water Roundtable, including OVEC, still have concerns about the long-term safety of our water supply.More
Issues: Freedom IndustriesMCHMPollutionWaterWV American Water
Action Alert OVEC Dec 30, 2014
Defend Our Water: Come to Chemical Leak Anniversary Events
Safeguard our water- come out in January to mark the one-year anniversary of the major chemical leak of coal-cleaning chemicals into our water supply.More
Issues: Freedom IndustriesMCHMWV American Water
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