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Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 6, 2019
Stand Up For Voting Rights Today; ROAR Event This Evening
Please join us today, Tuesday, August 6 at noon at the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse  (300 Virginia St E.) in Charleston to stand up for voting rights and call on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1962 by passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR 4).  More
Issues: Clean electionsROAR
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 5, 2019
Hater-in-Chief Helps Fuel American Carnage
He certainly didn't start it, but he certainly is stoking it. More
Issues: Clean electionsRacial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Frank Grant Aug 3, 2019
Review of Local is Our Future: Steps to an Economics of Happiness by Helena Norberg-Hodge
Get local with it! The human toll of economic globalization includes an increase in fear and fundamentalism. The movement to localize our economies can bring about a "solution multiplier." More
Issues: Social justiceTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 2, 2019
Something in the Water: West Virginians New Fight for Clean Water
A guest blog from Dr. Stephen T. Young and Dr. Brian Pitman With the Democratic debates in Detroit, one might have expected that the Flint water crisis to be a topic of conversation. The best quote of the night on this subject likely came from Marianne Williamson, who said, “Flint is just the tip of […] More
Issues: PollutionSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 1, 2019
Yes to Voting Rights Advancement Act; No to Discrimination in Voting
For the sake of our country, help restore and protect voting rights for all Americans! More
Issues: Clean electionsFair CourtsPro Democracy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 31, 2019
Come Stand Up for Voting Rights For All
On the Voting Rights Act's anniversary, come stand up for voting rights! We need a government that is representative of all its people in order to address pressing challenges and improve conditions for all. #WVProDemocracy More
Issues: Clean electionsFair CourtsPro DemocracySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Alex Cole Jul 30, 2019
Coal to Liquid Plant: Personal Statement from Alex Cole
Do you know why our young people are leaving? The disease is in the despair of being tied to a dying industry, especially if that industry is as inherently toxic and carcinogenic as coal and chemicals. More
Issues: CoalPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 25, 2019
For Sanity’s Sake: Come to a Hearing to Oppose Coal-to-Liquid Plant in Mason County
This dubious endeavor is for the fool’s errand of turning coal into diesel fuel, a “technology” that has proven time and again to be uneconomical and downright stupid. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalPollution
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jul 21, 2019
Hot, Toxic Mess: Fracking Waste, Injection Wells, and De-Icing “Brine”
Class II injection wells accept liquid wastes from fracking, a chemical cocktail that can contain benzene, arsenic, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, and more. Ohio has 226 active Class II injection wells. More
Issues: FrackingHealth
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 18, 2019
No Rockwool ANYWHERE in WV!
Report from the June 19 anti-Rockwool press conference at the WV State Capitol; OVEC staff attended in support of Shepherdstown area residents. More
Issues: HealthPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 18, 2019
Swedish Model of Recycling
What to do with our waste? Anerobic digestion of landfilled organic materials creates methane. The author of this piece wants well-balanced, well thought out solutions that involve innovation. More
Issues: EnergyPollution
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Jul 8, 2019
Good Advice: Just Plant Trees!
Go plant a tree for the planet. WVIPL and OVEC encourage this! More
Issues: Climate change
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 6, 2019
Be #WVProDemocracy: Comment to State Election Commission on Urgent Matter
Be for Fair Courts, Pro-Democracy right here in West Virginia. Everything we work for depends on a strong democracy! Take easy e-action by July 10. More
Issues: Clean electionsFair CourtsPro Democracy
TV in a trash can
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jul 5, 2019
How the Media Controls the Narrative and Us
Six corporations control much of our media. They pursue ratings and revenue, not the common good. As a result, we receive little coverage of the climate crisis and other existential issues. Fight back! More
Issues: Climate changeSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Frank Grant Jul 5, 2019
Book Review: Falter by Bill McKibben
Humans so far have chosen to proceed as if climate chaos does not matter. Readers of this book will find be motivated to change that. More
Issues: Climate change
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jul 4, 2019
Global Earth Exchange 2019: Dolly Sods Version
Dolly Sods shows us wounded places can heal: Global Earth Exchange 2019. More
Issues: Health
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 1, 2019
Take Part in the National Solar Tour: Start By Taking the Webinar July 12
Promote solar! Host a tour or attend a tour. Read the details in this post. More
Issues: Renewable energy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 25, 2019
Your Support Needed for Our Summer Fundraising Goal of $30,000
With the help of folks like you, for more than three decades to make our region a better place. We are asking you to support our summer fundraiser by donating now. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 12, 2019
TAKE ACTION – Help Block the Appalachia Storage Hub Loan Guarantee; Contact Your Reps in Congress
Take action to tell the House of Represenatives to block the Title XVII Loan Guarantee for the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub/Petrochemical Complex and keep the keep the DOE from offering loan guarantees to any project that doesn’t avoid or mitigate carbon emissions! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClimate changeFracking
Hoots and Hollers Frank Grant Jun 7, 2019
Review: ‘The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming’
Our lives depend on changing our thinking entirely about fossil fuels and using our political power to vote conventional energy out, lest our only home become Uninhabitable. More
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