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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

Thanks for All the Volunteers Who Helped After the Floods

I would like to thank all of the OVEC volunteers, all the Mountain Justice Summer volunteers, and everyone who came to Mingo County to give their time, resources and strength. Thank you for all of your assistance during the flooding that took place in Varney, upper Pigeon community and surrounding areas.

Your hard work and emotional support were greatly appreciated. Many people say, "What can we do, how can we help?" But you came in, rolled up your sleeves and worked side by side with our people.

Your hands-on attitude made a wonderful difference to our communities. Many of our people were stranded and could not get to supplies at the Bill Snodgrass Community Center in Varney, but you volunteers were willing to take the water and supplies to them, even though it often meant walking hollers while making repairs, delivering hot food, and most of all delivering heartfelt encouragement. You made our burdens lighter and many times your smiles brought us a ray of sunshine on an otherwise rainy day.

God bless you for everything you did to assist us. Its great to know Americans still see a need to help one another through crisis. It has been said the greatest things in life are free. I believe the greatest things in life happen when people give of themselves to help others.

Thank you for giving the greatest things in life to our people.

Patricia Bragg, Pie, WV



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