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Winds of Change
December 2003


OVEC's Win in Clean Water Act Case Has Nationwide and MTR Permit Implications

Ode to Massey Coal - How to Do Energy All Wrong

Granny D, Doris Haddock: On the Road Again!

Massey Coal Ordered to Monitor for Mercury, Other Toxics

On the Road to Change

Flat Land, or Flat Out Lie?

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Arouses Passionate Comments During Comment Period

Your EIS Comments - Big Brother at OSM Is Watching Us!

Corps Idea of "Minimal Impact" Challenged in Court

Jack Spadaro's Story:
Work for MSHA, Tell
the Truth, Get Fired

WV Supreme Court Agrees to Hear OVEC Member's Case Against Arch Coal

Mountaintop Removal Mining Photos

Another Massive Massey Sludge Impoundment Proposed

Global Warming Topic of Annual Conference on the Environment

Guess What? Those Rules SAVE $$$

Even AEP knows global warming is real!

Sludge Impoundments in Spotlight - Again

Meet the New Boss at the EPA - the Same As the Old Boss at the EPA ... Sigh ...

On Getting Along

Just Say NO to Mountaintop Removal / Valley Fills in Papua, New Guinea

They Get It in California...

Remembering Laura - Memorial Fund Helps Her Passion Live On

Gifts That Give Twice - Just in Time for the Holidays!



Web Extra Articles Below
(not in printed newsletter)

Six Million and One Reasons Why West Virginia Needs Clean Elections

Coal-bed methane attracts Halliburton to West Virginia

Public deserves a real
solution to slurry spills

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On the Road to Change

The North Carolina-based group Appalachian Voices is working with Coal River Mountain Watch, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and OVEC on a "roadshow" that will raise awareness nationally about mountaintop removal and the Clean Water Protection Act, H.R. 738.

President Bush made a deplorable rule change to the Clean Water Act that allows coal and other companies to dump waste into our nations waterways. The rule change thus legalizes previously illegal valley fills.

In order to reestablish Congress original intent with the decades-old Clean Water Act and to keep coal companies from burying our streams under our former mountains, Representatives Frank Pallone and Christopher Shays have introduced the Clean Water Protection Act.

Three teams are now traveling the United States with a multimedia presentation about mountaintop removal. One goal of the roadshow is to get people in key Congressional districts to ask their legislators to support the Clean Water Protection Act. Coalfield residents are central members of the roadshow teams. Audiences will watch the presentation, and then meet with coalfield residents to learn more about life in the shadow of mountaintop removal.

Call the OVEC office at (304) 522-0246 and well tell you how to get involved in the roadshow, either by making a donation, going on the roadshow or helping to arrange events via your connections in other states.


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