Posts by Randi Pokladnik

Randi Pokladnik

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Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Oct 5, 2017
The Outdoor Sports Community Sees the Effects of Climate Instability
Hunters and anglers can lead the battle to slow down the effects of climate change in the same way they lead the nation in the development of laws for wildlife management and conservation our natural resources.More
Issues: Climate change
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jul 31, 2017
Sense of Place
Appalachians know a sense of place. More today, than at any time in history, people are speaking up to save the landscapes that they call home. From the First Nation’s tribes trying to halt the destruction of the world’s largest boreal forest in Canada due to Bakken Tar sands development, to the Pacific Islanders trying to save their homes from rising sea levels, people are finding the courage to speak out because of their “sense of place.”More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Mar 13, 2017
Assault of the Ohio River: Waste Dump or Drinking Water? – Part 2
There are no less than nineteen newly proposed pipelines in the Appalachian region and the industry will do what is necessary to get the fracked oil and gas out of the area to export terminals. Several of these pipelines will go under the Ohio River and given the extensive list of pipeline explosions and accidents in the United States, this scenario could result in massive contamination of the drinking water source for millions of people.More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesPollutionWater
Ohio River
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Mar 13, 2017
Assault of the Ohio River: Waste Dump or Drinking Water? – Part 1
The mindset that it was okay to use the Ohio River as a waste repository never really changed. Unfortunately, today the Ohio River has earned the auspicious title of being the most polluted river in the United States and has maintained that title for seven years in a row.More
Issues: FrackingHealthPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Nov 4, 2016
Stand Up to Fracking in the Wayne National Forest  
Speak up! BLM wants to auction off leasing rights to oil and gas companies for 1600 acres in Ohio’s only national forest, Wayne National Forest. This auction will allow the leasing and fracking of public lands. Public comments must be received by November 14.More
Issues: FrackingWater
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Oct 7, 2016
Larry Gibson’s Fight to Save the Mountains of Appalachia
Sadly, Larry passed away in September of 2012, but his activism lives on. He has educated millions of people both nationally and internationally on this issue. They now take up his cause. While we cannot all be heroes like Larry, we can conserve electricity. Every time you turn off that light or crank down that thermostat, you help keep a mountain in tact a little while longer and honor the memory of Larry Gibson, the Keeper of the Mountain.More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removal
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