Posts by Robin Blakeman

Robin Blakeman

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Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman 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 Blakeman 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 Blakeman 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 removalPollutionSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Oct 14, 2014
From Appalachia to Alaska: Some Big Challenges
From September 1 - 8, I — Robin B — participated in the trip of a lifetime. Thanks to OVEC and an anonymous donor, I participated in the Presbyterians for Earth Care N-W Regional Conference titled "Seeing the Signs of the Times; A Practical Theology of Climate Change"; essentially this involved a ground tour of Alaska from Anchorage to the Fairbanks area. Traveling to Alaska was the biggest step away from "home" that I have ever undertaken. Little did I realize how my definition of the word "big" would be expanded by this journey. More
Issues: Climate change
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Oct 12, 2013
See You in October
Three events in late October which OVEC friends, members and new contacts should plan to attend. More
Issues: Cemetery protectionClimate changeCoalMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Aug 5, 2013
Victory for the Crystal Block Families!
Update: Read this August 18 Sunday Gazette Mail article, Years later, son still upset about damage to father’s grave It is official — the families associated with the Crystal Block Cemetery in Logan County have prevailed. We rejoice with them as they have had a long struggle in and out of court to obtain some […] More
Issues: Cemetery protectionMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Aug 3, 2013
The Great Ohio River Relay Needs You!
August 29 update: The kick-off event will be in Pittsburgh at the Mr. Rogers statue, not Point Pleasant Park Calling all kayakers, canoeists, bicyclists, walkers, runners, rollerbladers or anyone who can transport a baton by any non-fossil fuel means. And, calling anyone who can attend a rally. We’re going to need you to help us […] More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus ShaleSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Aug 29, 2012
Just Coincidence? Health Issue Convergences
Imagine: you move to a new community and discover at least half of the residents have brain tumors, and that there is a forty percent greater likelihood that babies born into this community will suffer from serious birth defects compared to their peers in other communities. Would you want to know what is causing all […] More
Issues: HealthMarcellus ShaleMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman May 31, 2012
A Warning from Doddridge County
What’s worse than mountaintop removal water polluting your Memorial Day Holiday? Possibly “brine water” from fracking operations. To see why, view this YouTube  video and this one, along with the photos posted here. During Memorial Day weekend, Doddridge County residents tested road puddles made where a gas company truck had just sprayed, reportedly to control […] More
Issues: Marcellus Shale
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Apr 3, 2012
Let’s Talk Energy Ethics
Topping my list of things to be thankful for these days is the National Council of Churches’ (NCC) strong support for ending the ravages of mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining. The National Council of Churches, with an office located in DC, recently hosted an event called “Ecumenical Advocacy Days.” Of the more than 800 participants […] More
Issues: EnergyFaithMountaintop removal
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