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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

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

Plundering Appalachia - The Book, Is Here!

After three years of work, the coffee-table book Plundering Appalachia is now available. OVEC is thrilled to have been, according to editor Tom Butler, "invaluable" in production of the book.

OVECs Vivian Stockman has the cover photo and 20 or so other photos in the book. She networked the editors with assorted photographers and essayists whose work appears in the book.

In the tradition of earlier books from the Foundation for Deep Ecology (Clearcut, Fatal Harvest, Thrillcraft) that used powerful imagery, compelling writing, and a large-format design to illuminate various ecological outrages, Plundering Appalachia considers the devastating assault on natural and human communities being waged by the coal industry as it commits mountaintop removal.

Contributing writers include heroic coalfield activists like Judy Bonds, Maria Gunnoe, and Teri Blanton and prominent writers such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Wendell Berry and Richard Heinberg who draw the larger connections between surface coal mining and a failed energy economy.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ross Gelbspan draws the coalclimate connection, calling the coal and power industry interests who sought to delay action on global warming "criminals against humanity."

Pulling no punches, Plundering Appalachia asks the reader to become informed, and then to become engaged, to join the growing number of Americans who are working both to end radical surface mining in Appalachia and transition toward an energy economy that works for nature and people.

OVEC, WV Highlands Conservancy and Coal River Mountain Watch are working together to distribute the books in West Virginia.

For starters, we will deliver or send a copy to every library in the state. Other member groups of the Alliance for Appalachia are distributing the books in other states, and DC.

See www.plunderingappalachia.org and be sure to check out the video!


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