Posts by Dustin White

Dustin White

Dustin White is a project coordinator with OVEC and a lifelong WV resident. Dustin grew up in the so called “coalfields” of Southern WV where he has deep multi-generational roots and now lives in Charleston WV. His work with OVEC started as a volunteer, fighting the extreme form of coal mining known as mountaintop removal and other coal mining related issues, lobbying for new state cemetery protection laws, and more. Now, on staff, Dustin’s work focuses on stopping the new threat of the petrochemical monstrosity known as the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub in the Ohio Valley/Appalachian region. Dustin hopes to one day see a Appalachia where the people and places he love are no longer exploited and sacrificed for the fossil fuel industry’s short-term profit.

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Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Jan 12, 2021
DEP’s Belle Explosion Air Quality Statement Is Just Hot Air
The explosion killed one plant worker and sent several others to the hospital. At the barest of bare minimums, the families of those killed and injured, and the rest of us living in the Chemical Valley deserve better information from the DEP. More
Issues: DEPPetrochemicals
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Oct 12, 2020
OVEC’s Monster Membership Drive and HallowGreen Bash!
We invite you to join us all of October for our first ever Monster Membership Drive and HallowGreen Spooktacular Celebration! More
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Sep 30, 2019
Show Your Opposition to the PTTG Cracker Plant
Use social media to let folks know #NoPTTGlobalCracker. Plastic is not the planet's future More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPetrochemicals
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Mar 8, 2019
REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: Natrium Fractionation Plant
WVDEP has issued an air permit notice for Blue Racer's Natrium Fractionation Plant in Marshall County, WV. See more information on the site, permit, and how to request a public hearing here. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubDEPFrackingPetrochemicalsPollution
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Jan 25, 2019
Bev Reed: I Want Better For The Ohio River Valley
Hear from Ohio resident Bev Reed in this guest blog. Bev is one of many local folks stepping up to defend what they love from infrastructure as part of the proposed Appalachian Petrochemical Hub. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingPetrochemicalsPlastics
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Jan 9, 2019
Reflections On The Water: WV Water Crisis Five Years Later And A New Petrochemical Threat
If the WV DEP could not regulate one chemical storage tank, how in the world can they regulate all the infrastructure of a 400-mile-long petrochemical complex? More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubMCHMPetrochemicalsWater
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Jun 12, 2018
Sign-On to Show Your Opposition to the Appalachian Petrochemical Complex
We are just a few days away from our #PaddleAgainstPetro action on June 18. Please sign on to this letter to show your opposition to the proposed Appalachian Storage Hub. Sign, then share! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingHealthPetrochemicalsPipelinesPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Feb 20, 2018
Co-Tenancy: Broad Form Deed Déjà Vu
This political maneuvering is to strip people of their rights... Call your WV Delegate today and tell them to say no to HB4268. Don't let history keep repeating itself. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingMarcellus ShaleRogersville ShaleWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Jan 4, 2018
Appalachian Storage Hub: A Petrochem Horror / #NoASH #NoCancerValley #PetroFreeWV
According to recent reports, the so-called "Appalachian Storage Hub" (ASH) has cleared its first hurdle. The U.S. Department of Energy has granted the first part of a two application loan of $1.9 billion for the Appalachia Storage & Trading Hub initiative. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingPetrochemicals
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Nov 16, 2017
Revelation: Alpha Weasels Out of Bonding Obligations
Alpha will transfer to Lexington Coal a total of 160permits from West Virginia. This deal eliminates $192 million in self-bonding Alpha owes to West Virginia. More
Issues: Mountaintop removalReclamationWater
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Nov 10, 2017
The Toxic Masculinity of Fossil Fuels
“Where’s your dress,” I heard someone yell out as I went up to the microphone to speak to the National Academies of Sciences on the health impacts of mountaintop removal a few months back.  I had heard it a couple years ago for the first time when I spoke at a rally against MTR at […] More
Issues: CoalFossil fuels
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Jul 5, 2017
In Memoriam: Rev. Crist and Chris Hale
We were saddened to learn of the passing of two of our amazing allies last week. OVEC staff would like to offer our condolences to the family and close friends of these two, along with the following memories of where their work intersected with ours. More
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White 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: Aboveground storage tanksCoalFossil fuelsFrackingMCHMPipelinesPollutionRegulationWater
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Feb 15, 2017
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: CoalDEPMountaintop removalPollution
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Sep 1, 2015
Make Your Voice Heard: Stream Protection Rule Talking Points
Here are some talking points to help you make comments on the stream protection rule. More
Issues: Mountaintop removalWater
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White May 8, 2015
Potential Gubernatorial Candidate Plans MTR Mine Near A Head-Start Preschool
In an April 21 article, Jim Justice, owner of Southern Coal Corporation, told the Beckley Register-Herald that he is considering running for WV governor in the 2016 election.  For the record, OVEC, as a tax-exempt organization, never advocates for or against any political candidate.  We do believe, however, that we play a positive role by providing […] More
Issues: Clean electionsCoalDEPMountaintop removal
Dianne Bady
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Apr 20, 2015
And The Award Goes To….
  On April 14, 2015, OVEC was one of the recipients of the second annual Jean and Leslie Douglas Pearl Award presented by the Cornell Douglas Foundation.  The ceremony took place in Washington D.C. at the National Press Club.  The following is the acceptance speech from OVEC’s very own Executive Director, Janet Keating: Good afternoon. It is truly an […] More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Apr 25, 2013
A Child’s World
     I stood behind the table watching the young girl study the images.  Her long dirty-blonde hair glistened in the sun and swayed in the chilly breeze.  She must have been around eleven or twelve.  She spoke softly to her younger brother.  He was about seven or eight but you could see his young […] More
Issues: CoalEPAHealthMountaintop removalPollutionSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Mar 9, 2013
Beauty and the Coal Beast
A March 8 post in “Grounded,” The State Journal’s energy blog, vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association, and notorious funny man, Chris Hamilton was quoted saying that some West Virginia delegates might not know “the difference between a dragline and a drag queen.” He made these remarks at a recent coal industry conference […] More
Issues: Clean electionsCoalMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Mar 8, 2013
Call for the Streams and Health Today
2 p.m. update: HR2579 has passed in the House.  An identical bill, SB 472, will be considered by the Senate. Please call your senators to tell them not to support SB 472. HR2579 is being fast tracked in the West Virginia House of Delegates under the guise of “stream protection,” when in fact this bill […] More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalPollutionWater
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