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Hoots and Hollers Robin Aug 4, 2017
Please Write a Letter to the Editor: Fend Off Fracking
Write a letter to the editor today. In a nutshell, if you focus on a concern that is near and dear to your property (and heart), name an elected official whom you think can do something about it, and follow the guidelines of your local news service, you are likely to get published. More
Issues: Pipelines
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jul 19, 2017
Heard Rumors of Access Roads in Your Area?
Landowners may refuse to deal with them and/or refuse access to their property for surveying, but they should notify the oil and gas company in writing (and keep a copy) when they do so.More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jul 7, 2017
Spiritual Convergence in the Time of Climate Change
I heard these wise words from Standing Rock leader Cheryl Angel at a recent conference, Ministry in the Time of Climate Change. This amazing event was organized and hosted in NYC by the Center for Earth Ethics and Climate Reality; it was more of a convergence than a conference.More
Issues: Climate changeFaithSocial justiceSpirituality
Hoots and Hollers Robin Apr 18, 2017
SM-80 Pipeline Construction in Wayne County: Before and During
We have been monitoring the construction going on with the SM-80 replacement segments in both Cabell and Wayne counties. Reminder: this very old Columbia pipeline is being “renovated” in our backyards, because of Columbia’s larger (36-inch diameter) proposed pipeline—the Mountaineer Xpress—which will connect to it at a compressor station in the Milton area. The comment […]More
Issues: PipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers Robin Mar 8, 2017
Huntington: What’s the Oil and Gas Industry Proposing for Our Area? Come Find Out!
We know you value your property rights, clean air and water, so please join OVEC at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 at the Main Cabell County Library, 455 9th Street (corner of 5th Ave. and 9th St. in Huntington) for an informational meeting on the area’s proposed fracked-gas pipelines, as well as other oil and gas industry threats to our region.More
Issues: FrackingHealthPipelinesRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers Robin Mar 2, 2017
Coming Soon: Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline (MXP) DEIS Meetings
The public comment period is on for the DEIS on MXP, the Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline and related compressor stations. Make your voice heard! Comment at upcoming meetings or in writing. More
Issues: FERCPipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Feb 9, 2017
Keeping FERC at Bay
We need to be vigilant, in making sure that the current political powers do not circumvent or rush approval of another chairman and/or of any pipeline proposals currently in the FERC review process.More
Issues: FERCFrackingPipelines
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
Hoots and Hollers Robin Sep 21, 2016
Faith, Floods and Climate Change: WWJD?
What role can churches and faith communities play in the midst of these literal and political storms? It would be wonderful if our churches and faith communities could become advocates for disaster preparedness and disaster prevention, not to mention sustainable climate action. Many faith leaders sadly see this type of discussion and activity as “too political.” WWJD?More
Issues: Climate changeWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Robin Sep 8, 2016
FERC’s “Less-Than-Significant” = “Very Significant” to the Rest of Us
Less-than-significant impact? You be the judge. Each of these pipelines will require compressor stations to either be built or expanded. Compressor stations can be nuisances in the communities where they are located because of the intense and constant noise and air pollutants emitted on a regular basis. They can also be a public safety hazard in that emissions of odorless and colorless, but toxic and highly explosive gas can occur.More
Issues: FrackingHealthPipelines
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 Robin Jul 1, 2016
EPA Methane Rules: Some Things You Should Know
Here's some info on EPA's methane rules, including talking points that will help you take action. We urge WV folks to contact Sen. Manchin.More
Issues: Climate changeFracking
Hoots and Hollers Robin Feb 4, 2016
Prayer for West Virginia and Her People
We pray that people—especially those who are most in need—would be placed as a higher priority than profit. We pray for creative alternatives to the status quo. More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalSocial justiceWest Virginia
Press Release Robin Nov 23, 2015
Media Advisory: #GivingTuesday: OVEC’s Night at the Kanawha Forest Exposition
Volunteers and staff of the Huntington-based Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition will be on hand to meet with visitors to the 247 Capitol St. storefront space that evening. They’ll explain the group’s work to those interested.More
Issues: Mountaintop removalWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Nov 20, 2015
Ironies of Frack-Waste-“Water”: “Beneficial” Brine or Toxic Trouble?
A plant near Fairmont is recycling the waste water produced by gas fracking, and we don’t really know what’s in that “brine.” Should we be using that on fires, on roads? More
Issues: FrackingPollutionSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Nov 8, 2015
Free Film Night Boosts People Power Over Fossil Fuel
Come on out to see this inspiring film about how our neighbors in Kentucky took on a proposed pipeline and won! We’ll share information about the threats we face and what we can do to address those threats by building people power.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shaleRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers Robin Oct 1, 2015
Prayers for The Ground Beneath Our Hearts
On September 12, despite cold, wind and rain, about 25 people from across West Virginia showed up for the Ground Beneath Our Hearts, held at a picnic shelter in Kanawha State Forest. They came to honor and heal the people and places we love. As people entered the picnic shelter, they noticed a prayer cloth catching the wind. Each person […]More
Issues: FaithFrackingMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Robin Feb 3, 2015
Defend Our Water: Save SB 373!
It took intense citizen pressure to pass SB 373, and we need to build that pressure again to preserve the improvements to water regulation gained in that bill. Act fast because this bill (HB 2574) seems fast tracked, with only one committee reference (House Judiciary).More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksCoalHealthMarcellus shaleMCHMPollutionSocial justiceWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jan 24, 2015
Wise Woman Speaks on the Waters that Unite Us
Our leaders are in session this month. Take a stand. Make your voice heard! Start today! March and unite! Our nation was founded on the premise “by the people, for the people.” Remind our leaders that they work for us and demand they start working on a solution. Appalachians have always been strong and our ancestors fought many labor struggles and won! I haven’t given up on us. Our children are depending on us to do the right thing.More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPollutionSludge Safety ProjectSocial justiceWaterWest Virginia
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