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December 2006

Army Corps of Engineers Apparent Policy:
No Headwater Streams Shall Be Left Unburied
SLUDGE: Legislators Get an Earful From People Who Live With It Every Day in WV

Morning Glories

SSP - Elaine Speaking Out on Slurrys Evils
SSP - Boone County Success!
Write to Support Slurry Study
SSP - Slurry Study Before Legislative Subcommittee
MTR Threatens Historic Paint Creek Trail
OVEC Members Featured in Moyers on America
Don Blankenship One of The 13 Worst People In America? No Way!
Ed Wiley - Walking Tall for the Sake of His Kids
Ms. Sims Goes to Washington As Mr. Wiley Walks In 
A Whole Bunch of Thank Yous
UNC Students in Mingo County for Fall Break
An Open Letter to WV Gov. Joe Manchin
Freese Says We Must Freeze Coal Burning Before We Freeze Ourselves Out
Whos Buying Congress Now? You Get One Guess
Millions Spent to Make Sweeping Changes in States Political Landscape Backfires As Coal Baron's Candidates Defeated
Under New Law, Americans Must Guard Against Abuse of Power
OVEC Co-Sponsors Meet the Candidates Forum in Huntington
WV Resident Speaks Out About Blankenships Methods
Blankenship Hurt GOP, Chairman Says
Appalachias Last Stand
Tour Acquaints Writers with Horrors of Mountaintop Removal Mining
Coal-to-Liquid Doesnt Make Sense for Economy, Environment
Here We Go Again - Suing to Get King Coal, State to Follow the Law
Coalfield Voices
The Appalachian Landscape: Bob Ross Dont Live Here No More
One Artists View
Net Greenhouse Gases Inventory Bill Up for Consideration - Again
Stickin It to The Man !
Give (OVEC) Gifts That Give Twice
Global Warming Cost Versus War Costs

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Winds of Change Newsletter, December 2006     See sidebar for table of contents

Tour Acquaints Writers with Horrors of Mountaintop Removal Mining

The writers at work, crafting their statement, which they called Appalachias Last Stand.
The writers at work, crafting their statement, which they called Appalachias Last Stand.

The Oct. 16-17 writers tour organized by OVEC, with Friends of the Mountains, attracted 16 authors from Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.

Day one of the tour included a trip to Kayford Mountain and overflights of the Marsh Fork Elementary School and surrounding coal calamities provided by SouthWings.

Later, a group of 15 coalfield residents spoke with the writers about a wide range of problems caused by mountaintop removal, from loss of culture to severe health problems.

Witnessing the destruction and hearing from the affected residents profoundly affected the writers.

Some where provoked to rage, some moved to tears, but all were shell-shocked.

On day two, the writers spent the morning crafting an open letter to West Virginia citizens and the Congress of the United States (see Appalachias Last Stand).

In the coming months, watch for the writers essays and op-eds in newspaper around the state and country.


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