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October 2009

Major News: EPA May Do Its Job!
DEP Biologist: Agency Chief Huffmans Testimony to Congress Was Ill Informed

Thinking About Your Legacy: An Open Letter from Dr. Ken Hechler

Reflecting on EPAs Announcement
JOBS in the Coalfields, the Right Way
Families in Mingo Co. Sue Over Flooding
Asking the Highest Court in the Land to Hear Our Case
Dear Friends at OVEC
Lindytown - Threats, Dead Horses and Shattered Dreams As the Draglines Creep Ever Closer
Lindytown - From Nice Little Mountain Town to Virtual Ghost Town
EPA Moves to Block WVs Largest MTR Mining Permit
Corps Approves Controversial Permit Despite EPAs Objections
The Trail of Tears - History Is Repeating Itself in WV
Policy Efforts on Family Cemetery Protection Issues
Join the Cemetery Protection Group And Help Find Long-Term Solutions
Awareness is Where Its At
Please Pray for Webster County
Cook Family Cemeteries: Ancestors No Longer Rest In Peace Due to Mountaintop Removal Mining
Coal Slurry: New York Times Nails Clean Water Act Crimes (Many) and Punishment (None)
Victory! Public Water Lines Finally Coming to Prenter
Goodbye Patricia, Welcome Stephanie! - New Organizer Joins SSP Effort
WVU Studying Effects of Coal Slurry Injection on Health
Working to Reduce Coal Prep Plant Air Pollution
Six Southern WV Communities to Benefit from EPA Grant
Judge Thornsbury Disqualified from Presiding in Slurry Injection Case
Coal Country - the movie: Film Debuts To Packed Crowd After Concerns Almost Cancel Showing
Help End MTR and Help Coal Country Have a Party!
OVEC: Power With!
What Happens In Valleys Is As Important As What Happens On Mountain Peaks
Plundering Appalachia - The Book, Is Here!
Chemicals and Their Dangers Force People From Kanawha Valley
Clean Elections - Saving WV From Future Scandals
Why Manchin and Co. Dont Care About Health in the Coalfields
Eating For OVEC Keeps Raising $$$
Carbon Tax: Our ACES in the Hole for Real Change
Report: Global Warming Causes 300,000 Deaths A Year, Toll to Increase
Remembering Conley Branch - May It Always Be In My Heart
United Against MTR:
Red Bandanas, Dreadlocks, Clean-Cut, Old Folks and Young
TV News Fails to Cover Mountaintop Removal Well, Or At All
Nominations for OSM Chief
University Divesting of Massey Stock, Others May Follow
Toxic Legislation: Selenium at the Legislature; OVEC Appeal to EPA

For viewing the PDF version of the newsletter

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

Help End MTR and Help Coal Country Have a Party!

Call it a great excuse to have a party Thanks to Mari-Lynn Evans and Phyllis Geller, the makers of Coal Country, and the national Sierra Club, OVEC is asking members and supporters to host a house party.

You can do your part to educate friends, relatives and neighbors about the impacts of mountaintop removal by inviting them to watch a 40-minute version of the new film about mountaintop removal (some of you may have seen the full-length version at its West Virginia premiere at the State Culture Center in Charleston).

By registering online at the Sierra Clubs website beginning in early October, hosts or hostesses will receive a packet containing all the information needed to set up a house party.

Some details are still in the works, but heres what we know already. The house parties will take place from November 1014, leading up to the national TV premiere of Coal Country as part of the Reel Impact environmental film series on Planet Green, a digital cable network affiliated with the Discovery Channel.

Any host/hostess with a speaker phone will be able to join a short conference call with a local coalfield resident (hopefully someone featured in the film), to learn more or to ask questions about mountaintop removal.

Keep an eye out in early October for an OVEC e-mail action alert for more details on how you can host a fun gathering while, at the same time, doing your part to bring an end to the destruction of our mountains and communities. To see a trailer of Coal Country, go to the movie's website, article_26.html.


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