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Janet Keating

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Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Aug 31, 2018
Dear White-Skinned Folks: Acknowledge Privilege, Actively Engage in Anti-Racist Action
To build a truly democratic nation, we, as whites, need to go beyond just examining our individual white privilege and racism. We must act. More
Issues: Racial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Aug 4, 2018
Remembering Ben Stout, Truly A Hero For West Virginia
Ben: Taking the top off of a mountain. Is that the right thing to do? I don’t think an individual can say yes to that. I think any individual knows that that’s wrong. More
Issues: Mountaintop removalWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Feb 26, 2018
Fracking-Related Activity Not Good for Birds and Other Living Things
One of WV’s greatest assets is our wild, natural beauty. Our leaders would be prudent to protect forested stream habitat for the Louisiana Waterthrush. This type of forward-thinking is just for the birds; it is for us all. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Feb 19, 2018
Sign the Letter, for the Paper
If you agree to the points it makes, please do sign on to this letter by February 23. At the very least, it will let Gazette-Mail reporters know you respect the work they've done for the people of West Virginia. More
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Dec 7, 2017
30 Years of OVEC: A Few Stand-Out Moments
Reflections on OVEC's 30 years of standing our ground with citizens and communities threatened by polluting and extractive industries. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalDEPFrackingMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jul 24, 2017
A “Sign” of the Times
Remember when West Virginia's small family cemeteries were considered sacred space-where our loved ones could rest in peace in the bosom of the earth? Certainly that was before the outrageous mining process known as mountaintop removal. More
Issues: EnergyFrackingPipelinesRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jun 16, 2017
Pete Hill: The Earth Lost a Great Activist
Soldier, biologist, teacher, community development advisor, non-violent/peaceful solutions expert, peer counselor, tinkerer, sailor, mediator, ordained minister, activist, and more…   On June 13, 2017, Pete Hill, who taught hundreds of activists about the power of non-violent direct action, died peacefully. His wife, Marty Zinn, was beside him. Nearly 95 years old, Pete maintained a youthful attitude. […] More
Issues: Social justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jun 6, 2017
New Day & New Time! MU Native American Student Organization Invites OVEC and others to a Water Ceremony, June 9
The MU University Native American Student Organization (MU-NASO) will lead a Water Ceremony (blessing of the Ohio River) this Friday, June 9, 2017. Please join them, OVEC and others in a collaboration for this year's Global Earth Exchange, a project of Radical Joy for Hard Times. More
Issues: Climate changePollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Apr 27, 2017
Lamenting J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy
Undoubtedly, horribly broken families like Vance’s do exist in Appalachia, but as they exist here, they also exist elsewhere. More
Issues: Coalfossil fuelsMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Feb 28, 2017
It Takes Water to Renew WV – Part 3
Read part 1 here, part 2 here. Another catastrophic event occurred less than a year later in West Virginia. In October, 2009, most of the fish and other aquatic life in the 28 mile length of Dunkard Creek were killed by a toxic bloom of golden algae spoiling the area for fishermen and picnickers. An EPA investigation […] More
Issues: MCHMWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Feb 28, 2017
It Takes Water to Renew WV – Part 2
While some water quality issues have developed over decades, like those related to coal waste impoundments and underground injection of coal sludge, other incidents are the result of a sudden, catastrophic failure. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Feb 28, 2017
It Takes Water to Renew WV – Part 1
Take Action Now: WV House Set to Vote on Toxic Water Bill Tomorrow, 3/1. Call Your Delegate Now. Details in this blog, plus more on water. More
Issues: Water
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Feb 24, 2017
Sobonya Supporting Cancer Creek Bill; Defend Clean Water, Come to Public Hearing Monday
How disappointing that Kelli Sobonya, Delegate from the 18th District (Cabell County), voted to increase cancer-causing chemicals and other toxins into our state’s water by voting for HB 2506 during a session of the House Judiciary Committee!  Isn’t being for clean, safe water a pro-life issue? The WV House has scheduled a public hearing on […] More
Issues: MCHMWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Dec 12, 2016
Remembering Ken Hechler: Champion of the People
Ken Hechler, RIP. Union supporter, environmentalist, statesman, writer, historian, teacher, husband, father and add one more label—civil rights activist. Dear Ken, we know that you, of all people, have earned your eternal rest. Well done. You will be sorely missed. More
Issues: Black lungCoalMine safetyMountaintop removalRacial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating 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 Janet Keating Aug 18, 2016
Latest Victims of Climate Chaos
Still denying the reality of climate change? In case you haven’t seen this in the news…according the New York Times, this past January, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development “announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change. More
Issues: Climate changeextinctionfloodsfossil fuelsRenewable energy
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jun 1, 2016
You Did It!
You did it! YOU DID IT! Together WE did it! Thank you for the out-pouring of generosity to help OVEC meet its $20,000 challenge grant goals. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating May 27, 2016
OVEC Reaches Matching Grant Goal!
Together, we did it! Thank you! With the generous support of OVEC’s donors/members, from on-line donations, cash, checks and pledges, you all have helped us meet and exceed the $20,000 challenge grant goal from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. Whether you donated $10 or $500, your gift has already made a difference! More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating May 3, 2016
Great Gibson Custom Guitar Up for Grabs
This Gibson Custom guitar, built with sustainable Chechen wood, is in excellent condition and ready to be played. It was built in 1994 and is signed by the builders, master luthiers Ren Ferguson and John Walker. More
Issues: Fracking
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