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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
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
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
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Nov 22, 2016
Water, Old Rusty Tanks and a Not-So-Trustworthy Industry
Regulation? Who needs it? We can trust industry to maintain above ground storage tanks and protect our water. Of course we can...More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksMarcellus shalePollutionWater
Pipeline
Hoots and HollersPipeline Gallery OVEC Nov 20, 2016
Multiple Fracked Gas Pipelines Planned to Run Near or Cross Under Ohio River
Of all the pipelines planned for the Huntington area, Columbia’s proposed Leach Xpress pipeline is farthest along in the approval process. It would originate near the Ohio/Pennsylvania border, pass through Ohio’s fracking region, and then go under the Ohio River near the Camden Amusement Park, near Huntington, WV. More
Issues: Climate changeMarcellus shalePipelinesRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Nov 8, 2016
Pigs Fly! #Fracking Pig Launcher in Wetzel County, WV
What's that whistling sound I hear? Pigs fly! What are these pig launcher contraptions? What the frack is going on?More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 8, 2016
Hot #Fracking Mess: Bill Hughes’ Presentation on Shale Waste Disposal
Hot #Fracking Mess: Bill Hughes' Presentation on Shale Waste Disposal with YouTube video and pdf of slides used in the presentation.More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shalePollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 5, 2016
We Need You to Help Monitor Water Quality Along Proposed Pipeline Route
Calling all volunteer water quality monitors. What: Fracked Gas Pipeline Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Training When: Sunday, October 16, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Where: Coonskin Park Tennis Center, Charleston, WV If you are interested in attending the training, please fill out the application linked to in this post--by October 10.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollutionRogersville ShaleWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Sep 6, 2016
Resources for Info on #Fracking Health Effects
A near-constant stream of studies released by scientists and health professionals indicate major health problems for folks who live fracking-related activities.More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shalePipelinesPollutionRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 9, 2016
Comment Now: Permits for Compressor Stations for Proposed MXPipeline
“Once the comment period expires, if we don’t receive comments, we issue the permit,” DEP's Jerry Williams told the Exponent Telegram. “A public meeting may be held if the DAQ director determines that significant public interest has been expressed.”More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shalePipelines
Press Release OVEC Aug 4, 2016
Groups Unite to Protect Our Region From Fracked Gas and Related Infrastructure
During the last weekend of July, more than 50 leaders representing 26 organizations from 6 states gathered at the Southern Appalachian Labor School. They discussed ways to strengthen regional work around issues people face from fracked gas drilling, waste disposal and related infrastructure concerns, and they heard a keynote address from a member of a group that organized to defeat the Keystone XL pipeline.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Jul 25, 2016
Daily Dose of Dirty Diesel Thanks to Construction of OVC Pipeline
During the past six months, I have taken more than 5,000 photos here in Wetzel County, WV of the construction of the FERC-approved Ohio Valley Connector (OVC) 30-inch pipeline. Its mile post zero is at exactly the same location as mile post zero of the EQT-proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The MVP, if built, would be a 42-inch pipeline. Above […]More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 3, 2016
Get Local in Joining Frack Free America Day of Action June 7
Frackfree America has declared June 7 a Frack Free America Day of Action. We encourage you to get local in joining this national action by engaging in some type of public, legal and peaceful way of declaring your neighborhood and/or community’s aversion to gas fracking encroachment. You could host a “toxic tea party” or a silent or prayer vigil. We've got other ideas, too...More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shaleRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 3, 2016
Bike for Bill: Fracking Awareness Cross-Country Tour On Now
We are calling a cross-country bike trek the Bike for Bill because funds raised will support Bill Hughes' most excellent outreach on fracking impacts here in West Virginia. More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shalePipelines
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 May 10, 2016
Update on the Environmental Songwriting Contest
Several months ago we told you about the Environmental Songwriting Contest With Cash Prizes.  Use the power of music to address some of the most important issues of our time, and please help spread the word: A message from the Connecticut Songwriters Association: Calling All Songwriters: The international Environmental Songwriting Contest, sponsored by the CT Songwriters Association, is […]More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 8, 2016
Call Now! SB 508 Takes Away Citizens’ Right to Sue Over Drilling Impacts
SB 508 undermines the law hundreds of West Virginians have used to file suit against the oil and gas companies whose activities have negatively affected their quality and way of life, making it virtually impossible for other affected residents to bring similar suits in the future. Bringing this type of legal action is the only recourse many people have. We can't let the Legislature take this right away. Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and your Senators and tell them to oppose SB 508 and preserve our right to bring nuisance suits. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shaleSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 5, 2016
Fact Sheet: What the Frack is Going On in Putnam County?
Folks in Putnam County might want to know that our neighbors in north central West Virginia have experienced an assault on their land, air, water, health and way of life with the rapid rise and expansion of fracking, waste disposal and associated infrastructure. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesRogersville Shale
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