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September 2010
Contents

Streams and the Lives That Depend on Them Win One
Nationwide Permit 21s Minimal Impact Given the Boot
Wind Energy:
Get Local With It
Making A Stand in Twilight
Selenium Lawsuits Target MTR Mines at Twilight, Catenary, Others; Highlight Serious Problem for Entire Coal Industry
MTR Continues to Destroy Mountains and Communities in WV
Much-Lauded Strict Mountaintop Mining Guidelines Not So Strict
Judge Says Patriot Coal, DEP Failing to Curb Selenium Violations
SSP Makes Presentations at Legislative Hearings
SSP-Prompted Study Shows Need to Know More About Slurry Injection
United Nations Declares Clean Water A Fundamental Human Right
Summer with the Sludge Safety Project
Sculptor Donates Original Work for Fundraising Effort
SSP Needs YOU!
OVEC Sends Delegation to Detroit for the US Social Forum
Tennessee University Students Clean Boone County Cemeteries
EPA Addresses Environmental Justice
Lindytown Memorial Service Held
Youth Build It Up, West Virginia!
Hot Off The Press: Our Cemetery Preservation Brochure
Eating For OVEC and Raising $$$
Revving Up the Campaign to End MTR
Cemetery Damaged by Gas Company Reconsecrated
Self Care Essential to Saving Mountains, So Take the Time
Thomas Kincaid Honored with the Steven J. Ferguson Award
Gasland, the Movie, Comes to WV - And It's Not A Good Thing
Members Growing OVEC
WV Clean Elections Pilot Project Gets Underway
New York Times Reports on Spruce No. 1 Controversy in West Virginia
We Comment to the EPA on Spruce No. 1 Permit
Coal Industry Costs WV State Budget $97.5 Million More Than It Generates
Mr. White Goes to Washington
Study of Energy Expansion Fund Mandated by WV Legislature
Global Warming / Climate Instability in the Mountain State
Civil Society Institute Study Details Path for Breaking Away from Dirty Energy
10/10/10 - The Day To Act Up on the Global Climate Crisis
Appalachia Rising! Voices from the Mountains converging on DC
Update on Efforts to Preserve Blair Mountain from Further Damage
The Coal Truth: Whipple Company Store
Go Tell It With A Television Ad
Ghana Group Amazed at Destruction Allowed by MTR
Removing Mountains and Tourism, Not A Good Combination


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Winds of Change Newsletter, September 2010     See sidebar for table of contents

Appalachia Rising! Voices from the Mountains converging on DC

Join advocates from across America in Washington, DC, for Appalachia Rising: Voices from the Mountains, a weekend conference culminating in a day of mass mobilization calling for the abolition of mountaintop removal and surface mining.

On Sept. 25-26, please join us in Washington, DC, for Appalachia Rising: Voices from the Mountains. This conference will grow the national movement against strip mining with a weekend of workshops and cultural events. We envision a vibrant weekend during which thousands will learn about the challenges Appalachia faces. Well plant the seeds of a sustainable, just and prosperous Appalachia.

Then, on Sept. 27, Appalachia Rising culminates with a mass mobilization in DC. We will call for the abolition of mountaintop removal and surface mining. Mountain community residents, students, youth, people of all faiths, families, celebrities, underground miners, activists and artists will converge for a permitted rally.

Register today at appalachiarising.org/. The $50 registration fee covers housing, food, workshops, and trainings. Scholarships are available, but organizers ask that you try to raise your own funds.

For those who choose, there will apparently be an opportunity for non-violent action and dignified civil disobedience. Well focus on the politicians and agencies that can abolish surface mining with the stroke of a pen.

OVEC is helping to organize travel to the conference and the permitted rally. We need folks willing to drive vans and passengers for the vans. We need folks willing to organize local carpools.

Contact Stephanie Tyree now if you want to help drive a van, help fill a van, need a ride or can donate to help cover the costs. Call (304) 574-6121 or e-mail stephanie -no longer valid. We can only make this happen with your help!

 

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