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August 2009

Floods ... Again
OVEC Organizer Wins International Recognition with Green Nobel
JOBS and Energy Answers for Our WV Mountain Communities
Picnic for Green JOBS
MTR Mining Equipment Taken Off Gauley Mountain For Now
Board Adds Conditions to Disputed Fayette County Mine Permit
Lets Make Sure the Transition to a Clean, Green Energy Future in WV is a Peaceful One
Calling All Potential New OVEC Board of Directors Members!
Congress Doesnt Always Want to Come CLEAN
The CLEAN Citizens Leading For Energy Action Now
American Clean Energy Security Act: Coal Rewarded
Good Gosh, We Could Have Used That Money to Jump Start the Clean Energy Future in America!
Slurry Lawsuit Settlers Frustrated With Wait for Money
Mountains Aided With First-Ever Fundraising Concert in North Carolina
Sludge Safety Project Legislative Session Wrap-Up
DEPs Sludge Study Results: Agency Still Dont Know Nuthin
OVEC Organizer Testifies at Senate MTR Hearing
Thanks for All the Volunteers Who Helped After the Floods
Fighting For Our Ancestors Resting Places
Lobbying for Green Jobs in DC
Growing Movement Demands Protection for Mountains, Climate, Humanity
Environmental Groups Ask EPA to Take Over WV Pollution Permitting
Byrds Eye View: Staffers Get Close-Up Views of Mountain Range Removal
A Good Win in A Critical Federal Court Case Against MTR
Judicial Bill Pulled by Governor
Supreme Court Case Makes WV A National Laughingstock
Eating For OVEC Keeps Raising $$$
Photovoice Participants Capture their Communities in Images
Photovoice Exhibitions Well Covered By Local and Statewide Media
You Dont Have to Go to Copenhagen to Make a Difference
Obama and Mountaintop Removal Mining: The Roller Coaster Ride
New CD Celebrates Coalfield Resistance to Mountaintop Removal
Blair Mountain and the National Register of Historic Places
Ashford Yesterday, Today and Maybe Tomorrow?
Come Home to West Virginia? Buyer Beware!
Louv-ley Day in Charleston
Who Are They Kidding?
Web Extras:
Open Letter to Governor Manchin about Blair Mountain
Matewan, West Virginia

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Winds of Change Newsletter, August 2009     See sidebar for table of contents

Congress Doesnt Always Want to Come CLEAN

From an April 16 letter:

We are nearing the end of the Spring District Work Period, when Congress is working in their district offices. Our nationwide grassroots effort to "Educate Congress" is in progress, with many meetings happening this week and next week.

I want you to know our grassroots work is making an impact! An activist from Maryland recently met with the energy staffer from Representative Ruppersbergers office. The staffer welcomed the opportunity to hear from a constituent who is well informed about energy issues. He offered that he regularly hears from energy industry representatives and rarely has the opportunity to sit down and discuss these issues with voters.

This is encouraging but we need to continue to press our leaders for change, one meeting at a time.

We know some of you are getting resistance to meeting from your representatives office. This is unacceptable, and dont let it deter you.

Our message for a clean energy economy is too important and our leaders have a responsibility to listen. You may have had trouble, but educating our leaders can only happen through our persistence and creativity.

Together we will make sure they realize we will continue to push them until we see more decisive leadership and accountability to their constituency. We all know there is only one way to stop the climate crisis and put our economy back on track by investing in a clean energy future. Its time for our leaders to act, and we wont stop until they do.

Thank you for your hard work.
Pam Solo, The CLEAN


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