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September 2007

Mattea, Kennedy Stunned by Scope of Devastation
Organizing for a Better World
Injury, Insult, Insanity: Buffer Zone Rule Change
Mining Dams Check is DEP's New Top Priority
Your Work is Appreciated
Sludge Safety Project Meets with DEP
Citizen Input Made THE Difference in Sludge Safety Study
Yet Another Legal Victory Against Army Corps of Engineers!
Coal - to - Liquid: WV Public Energy Authoritys Plan for Your Future
Training to Listen, Listening to Tears of the Mountains
Surface Mine Board Rules to Allow Inaccurate Permit in Mingo County
Go Larry! CNN Profiles OVEC Board Member for Defending the Planet
Two New Books on Ravages of MTR
Faith In Action: Religious Community Engaging to End Mountaintop Removal
Teetering on the Edge - Is the Future of Coal in Question?
OVEC Works! Thank You!
Learning How to Work With the Media to Get Our Message Out
Boone Countys OVEC Team Really Taking Flight After Two Years
Getting the GIST of Grist
Every Action Counts! Residents Letters Result in Mining Site Inspection
King Coal, State Chamber of Commerce Say Environmental Groups Attacking WVs Economic Lynchpin
Let Us Be Very Clear: Mountaintop Removal Mining is NOT About Creating Jobs, Its About $$$$$
Attempt to Undermine OVEC Just Shows Its Importance
Interests of the Working Man: Citizen Groups Are Working to SAVE the Mountain State
Stover Cemetery Desecration Aided by State Agencys Repeated Inaction
Coalfield Delegation at the UN for Sake of the Mountains
What a Concept Government Of, By and For the People!
Farewell to Si Galperin, Champion of Clean Elections
Public Financing Would Mean Cheaper Elections
Global Warming / Climate Instability in the Mountain State
Feed Your Family, Support OVECs Work, Life Is Good!
Coal-to-Liquid is Nuts - Here Are Just A Few Reasons Why
Goodbye to Mitch, Writer and Friend
Miner Takes His Battle to West Virginia Supreme Court

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Winds of Change Newsletter, September 2007     See sidebar for table of contents

Attempt to Undermine OVEC Just Shows Its Importance

by Barbara Hutchison-Smith, Cross Lanes, WV, June 19, 2007, letter to the editor in Charleston Gazette

In response to Steve Roberts and Kenny Perdues major bashing of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (May 16), their attempt to undermine this environmental group just solidifies my belief that we are very fortunate to have organizations such as this that provide a system of checks and balances for people who think the way they do. If this were not the case they would most surely attempt to annihilate West Virginia from the planet all for the sake of retrieving coal from the mountaintops.

Just as long as the bottom line consisted of making major profits for coal companies and their affiliates, I feel sure that they would have little or no consideration for the negative consequences of mountain range removal. You notice I did say mountain range removal, not other methods of mining coal. Do you want West Virginia to be as flat as Kansas? Do you like the thought of a tornado taking your homes and families? If this ungodly practice continues, we may see much worse results of it than just altered weather patterns.


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