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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

American Clean Energy Security Act: Coal Rewarded

The Senate will roll out its version of ACES (The American Clean Energy Security Act) in September.

In its current form ACES is unacceptable. While it has some elements that we can support, ACES essentially rewards the fossil fuel industry with subsidies through cap and trade proposals and other measures.

ACES will not be changed unless you and your communities act now. The Senate will undoubtedly hear from fossil fuel industry lobbyists. It is urgent that you call your Senate office, set up meetings with both Senators from your state and mobilize other people in your community to do the same.

Call your Senators today and ask them to:

( Recognize that the current version of ACES as passed by the House of Representatives does not adequately address global warming, fails to encourage true economic and energy security for Americans, and continues the transfer of wealth from taxpayers to the coal -, nuclear-, and fossil-fuel industries - a result of those industries immense power and influence.

( Eliminate subsidies for the coal industry by eliminating all federal funding for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) research. If the coal industry wants to see if CCS can work, the coal industry should make the investment.

( Eliminate the cap and trade system proposed in the House of Representatives ACES bill.

( Vigorously fund renewable energy programs.

( If ACES isnt changed along these lines, vote against the bill and start over!

Learn more at theclean.org/aces.html and call the OVEC office at (304) 522-0246 to get involved in our work with The CLEAN.


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