Posts by Robin Blakeman

Robin Blakeman

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Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Apr 24, 2018
Our Members Speak: Fracking is New Economic Bubble
Could it be that a lot of the new fracked-gas-related infrastructure being built in our state and region—already resulting in significant deforestation and water pollution and numerous other problems—could end up being abandoned when the bubble bursts? More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Apr 4, 2018
Big Questions About Proposed Appalachian Storage Hub/Petrochemical Complex
We've heard the news reports that the Appalachian Storage Hub/Petrochemical Complex project will be a "game changer" for our region, but how will it change our current "game"? A real game changer flips the same old, same old fossil fuel story. It’s time for water drinkers and air breathers to win! Team up!  More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClimate changeFrackingPipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Feb 20, 2018
Ohio River Pollution Control Standards are in Jeopardy: Comment by February 24
The Ohio River Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) is doing a review of pollution control standards and accepting comments. Learn more can comment today! More
Issues: PollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman 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 Blakeman 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 Blakeman 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 justice
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman 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 Blakeman 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 Blakeman 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 Blakeman 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 Blakeman 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 Blakeman 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 change
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman 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 Blakeman 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 Blakeman 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 Blakeman 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 justice
Press Release Robin Blakeman 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 Blakeman 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 Blakeman 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
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