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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 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
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
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jan 9, 2017
Call Now to Rein in Alarming REINS Act
REINS could severely hamper any kind of regulatory oversight of industry from any and all government agencies (such as the EPA, the Food and Drug Administration, etc.); it is broad and far reaching in its scope. The Koch brothers and other industrial moguls are said to be advocating for this legislation.More
Issues: Pollutionregulation
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
Press Release OVEC Jan 6, 2017
Three Years After the Water Crisis: Where Are We Now?
On the 3rd anniversary of the Elk River chemical leak, three important stories convergeMore
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksPollutionWater
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 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
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
Press Release OVEC Dec 2, 2016
Community Groups Hold Pocahontas Land Corporation Accountable for Water Pollution from Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine in Legal Settlement
Today, corporate landowner Pocahontas Land Corporation agreed in a legal settlement to apply for a Clean Water Act permit for its ongoing pollution at the former White Flame mountaintop removal mine in Mingo County, West Virginia.More
Issues: Mountaintop removalPollutionWV American Water
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
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 Vivian Oct 13, 2016
Hey Boone County, Defend Your Water at October 17 Meeting
The Boone County meeting will discuss the draft PSD Source Water Protection Plan. Comment Oct. 17 in person or by writing by Oct. 31More
Issues: PollutionWaterWest Virginia
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 Mary Wildfire Aug 16, 2016
Let’s Ask John Oliver to Do a Show on FERC!
Do you ever watch John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight”? I find his show both funny and informative—in my opinion, he’s the best of Jon Stewart’s protégés. He’s one of the last of the muckraking journalists, showcasing outrages not getting much attention elsewhere.More
Issues: FERCFrackingPipelinesPollution
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 Jul 11, 2016
Black Lives Matter and Plastic Bags
Why are we talking about plastic bags, rain barrels, solar rooftops…etc, when so many are continually under siege from poverty, racism and violence?More
Issues: PollutionRacial inequalitySocial justice
Newlsetter OVEC Jul 5, 2016
Winds of Change, Summer 2016
A Letter From Our Retiring Executive Director, Court Directs DOI to Reconsider Removing Protections from Blair Mountain Battlefield, More...More
Issues: FERCFrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 15, 2016
Will You Call Today About Senate Energy Bill?
More than 370 groups, including OVEC, have signed a letter opposing S. 2012, the Senate energy bill misleadingly named the Energy Policy Modernization Act. Provisions in the bill would expand domestic oil and gas development. Our letter states, “We strongly oppose any final energy bill that encourages more domestic oil and gas extraction and stifles our urgently […]More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesPollution
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