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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 30, 2017
It’s Not a Done Deal: Say “No!” to Appalachian Storage Hub – Part 2
Read Part 1 here. No Surprise, American Chemistry Council Says Bring It OnMore
Issues: FrackingHealthPipelinesPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 30, 2017
It’s Not a Done Deal: Say “No!” to Appalachian Storage Hub – Part 1
Planned Chemical Monstrosity Would Bring Skyrocketing Climate Emissions, Public Health DangersMore
Issues: FrackingPipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Aug 29, 2017
Tunnel Vision at FERC
As a way to study environmental impacts, looking at the world through a tiny close-up lens is not a good approach.More
Issues: FERCHealthPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 21, 2017
Statement on DOI Ordering NAS to Cease Work on Human Health and MTR Study
News: NAS study on MTR and human health over. Mountaintop removal is not. MTR human health impacts are not over. Mountaintop removal coal mining must end.More
Issues: HealthMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 20, 2017
Racist-in-Chief Trump Must Go. Wait, Then Pence! Prep for Worst: Heed Naomi Klein
Racist-in-Chief Trump Must Go. Of course, Trump's departure won't end racism, won't crush white supremacy. And we'll have Pence then. Yikes! Naomi Klein has great advice for prepping for next steps in Shock politics.More
Issues: Racial inequalityracismSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Robin Aug 4, 2017
Please Write a Letter to the Editor: Fend Off Fracking
Write a letter to the editor today. In a nutshell, if you focus on a concern that is near and dear to your property (and heart), name an elected official whom you think can do something about it, and follow the guidelines of your local news service, you are likely to get published. More
Issues: Pipelines
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jul 31, 2017
Sense of Place
Appalachians know a sense of place. More today, than at any time in history, people are speaking up to save the landscapes that they call home. From the First Nation’s tribes trying to halt the destruction of the world’s largest boreal forest in Canada due to Bakken Tar sands development, to the Pacific Islanders trying to save their homes from rising sea levels, people are finding the courage to speak out because of their “sense of place.”More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jul 24, 2017
A “Sign” of the Times
Remember when West Virginia's small family cemeteries were considered sacred space-where our loved ones could rest in peace in the bosom of the earth? Certainly that was before the outrageous mining process known as mountaintop removal.More
Issues: EnergyFrackingPipelinesRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jul 19, 2017
Heard Rumors of Access Roads in Your Area?
Landowners may refuse to deal with them and/or refuse access to their property for surveying, but they should notify the oil and gas company in writing (and keep a copy) when they do so.More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jul 7, 2017
Spiritual Convergence in the Time of Climate Change
I heard these wise words from Standing Rock leader Cheryl Angel at a recent conference, Ministry in the Time of Climate Change. This amazing event was organized and hosted in NYC by the Center for Earth Ethics and Climate Reality; it was more of a convergence than a conference.More
Issues: Climate changeFaithSocial justiceSpirituality
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Jul 5, 2017
In Memoriam: Rev. Crist and Chris Hale
We were saddened to learn of the passing of two of our amazing allies last week. OVEC staff would like to offer our condolences to the family and close friends of these two, along with the following memories of where their work intersected with ours.More
Issues: memorial
Deep Shale GalleryGalleryHoots and HollersMTR GalleryPipeline Gallery Vivian Jun 8, 2017
WV Frack Fields Flyover, Part 3: #Fracking Activity and the Fate of Mobley, Wetzel County, WV
The community of Mobley in Wetzel County is just about obliterated, thanks to assorted fracking-related activities.More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shalePipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 8, 2017
The Nat’l Academy of Sciences Still Wants to Hear from You on MTR and Human Health
A National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee still wants to hear from you on mountaintop removal coal mining and human health. You can attend a meeting in DC or comment online.More
Issues: HealthMountaintop removalPollution
Deep Shale GalleryGalleryHoots and HollersPipeline Gallery Vivian Jun 7, 2017
WV Frack Fields Flyover, Part 2: Well Pads and Holding Ponds
Continuing our Marcellus Shale frack fields flyover of Doddridge, Wetzel and Marshall Counties...More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shalePollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 6, 2017
On June 7, Call Senate on FERC Vacancies to Stop Mega-Pipelines
If we can stop the Senate from restoring a quorum at FERC we can prevent approval of any more fracked gas pipelines. (FERC is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Call your Senators today!More
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jun 6, 2017
New Day & New Time! MU Native American Student Organization Invites OVEC and others to a Water Ceremony, June 9
The MU University Native American Student Organization (MU-NASO) will lead a Water Ceremony (blessing of the Ohio River) this Friday, June 9, 2017. Please join them, OVEC and others in a collaboration for this year's Global Earth Exchange, a project of Radical Joy for Hard Times.More
Issues: Climate changePollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 17, 2017
A Big Chance for You to Tell It to People Who Want to Hear It: Mountaintop Removal and Human Health
Come speak about mountaintop removal and human health on May 23 in Logan, WV.More
Issues: HealthMountaintop removalPollution
headwaters defense
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 17, 2017
Shots Fired During Rally to Oppose Toxic Waste Dumping; Peaceful Protesters Carry On: Headwaters Defense
Headwaters Defense on toxic waste dumps in Fayette County, WV: Shut 'em down! Clean 'em up!More
Issues: FrackingHealthPollutionSocial justiceWater
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