Posts by Janet Keating

Janet Keating

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Chuck Nelson
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jul 7, 2021
Remembering Chuck Nelson
After Chuck Nelson found an OVEC newspaper on his windshield that provided information about the abuses of mountaintop removal strip mining (MTR) for coal, he called OVEC’s office to volunteer. From that day forward, Chuck was all-in for ending mountaintop removal. Chuck, a retired underground miner, was an expert not only on underground mining, but […] More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Apr 22, 2021
Gratitude on Earth Day
A tribute to fearless fighters: please know how deeply grateful I am to have ever shared your path. More
Louise Dunlap
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Apr 21, 2021
Bidding Farewell to People’s Champion Louise Dunlap
We are saddened to learn of the death of Louise Dunlap, a quietly effective, dedicated advocate and unsung hero for communities where coal is mined. More
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Mar 2, 2021
The Social Dilemma: You Are the Product
Your actions on social media allow AI to learn what triggers your response. Social media can sow discord and misinformation. There may been benefits. And there are existential threats. More
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Dec 10, 2020
Global Day of Mourning: January 10, 2021
As COVID-19 rages in our communities, the negative impacts have cascaded and infused into nearly every aspect of our lives. Take time to mourn with people around the globe. More
Issues: HealthSustainability
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jul 4, 2019
Global Earth Exchange 2019: Dolly Sods Version
Dolly Sods shows us wounded places can heal: Global Earth Exchange 2019. More
Issues: Health
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Apr 9, 2019
Remembering Peter Slavin
Peter had more than a passing interest in this issue and its horrific impacts on people, communities and the land; he took the time to get to know folks on a deeper level. More
Issues: Mountaintop removal
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
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