15 posts found

Press Release Vivian Sep 19, 2017
Press Advisory for Sept. 20 Rally at FERC
Activists, homeowners, and farmers from communities nationwide threatened by pipelines and natural gas infrastructure will protest the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) plans to carry out President Trump’s dirty energy agenda. More
Issues: FERCPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Aug 31, 2017
FERC is a Sugar Daddy
FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is the kind of regulatory agency any industry would love. More
Issues: FERCHealthPipelinesPollution
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 Robin Mar 2, 2017
Coming Soon: Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline (MXP) DEIS Meetings
The public comment period is on for the DEIS on MXP, the Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline and related compressor stations. Make your voice heard! Comment at upcoming meetings or in writing. More
Issues: FERCPipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Feb 9, 2017
Keeping FERC at Bay
We need to be vigilant, in making sure that the current political powers do not circumvent or rush approval of another chairman and/or of any pipeline proposals currently in the FERC review process. More
Issues: FERCFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 3, 2017
DEIS for Atlantic Coast Pipeline Issued; Comment Period Underway
Over the coming months, we will add information that will help you craft your comments on the ACP DEIS, so stay tuned. If you want to comment in person, FERC will hold public meetings starting in February. We will post details as we have them. More
Issues: FERCFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Aug 16, 2016
Let’s Ask John Oliver to Do a Show on FERC!
Do you ever watch John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight”? I find his show both funny and informative—in my opinion, he’s the best of Jon Stewart’s protégés. He’s one of the last of the muckraking journalists, showcasing outrages not getting much attention elsewhere. More
Issues: FERCFrackingPipelinesPollution
Newlsetter OVEC Jul 5, 2016
Winds of Change, Summer 2016
A Letter From Our Retiring Executive Director, Court Directs DOI to Reconsider Removing Protections from Blair Mountain Battlefield, More... More
Issues: FERCFrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesPollution
Press Release OVEC May 20, 2016
Public excluded from FERC meeting, while industry reps are “invited guests”​
​FERC commissioners closed their regularly scheduled May 19 meeting to the public due to "security concerns," with just 16 hours' notice. They then held their meeting with members of the press and "invited guests," some of whom were representatives of the fossil fuel industry FERC is supposed to regulate. More
Issues: FERCPipelines
Press Release OVEC May 18, 2016
Mountain Valley Pipeline Would Impose $Billions in Costs on Local People, Communities, According to New Research
A new study by Charlottesville-based Key-Log Economics (“Economic Costs of the Mountain Valley Pipeline: Effects on Property Value, Ecosystem Services, and Economic Development in Virginia and West Virginia”) estimates the total cost to an eight-county region in southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia to $8.0 to $8.9 billion, in present value terms. More
Issues: FERCPipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire May 7, 2016
Come to the Rubberstamp Rebellion: Ride with Us, Tell Off FERC
Join us for a ride to the Rubberstamp Rebellion at FERC headquarters in D.C. Tell FERC to stop rubberstamping pipelines! More
Issues: FERCFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 17, 2015
Call to Action: “No New Permits Fast”
Beyond Extreme Energy has decided to organize a long-term, water-only “No New Permits Fast” this September in front of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. We are undertaking this action in support of the call in Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Laudato Si,” for action on the climate crisis commensurate with its seriousness. More
Issues: EnergyFERCFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Vivian May 8, 2015
FERC Changes Date of Meeting to TRY to Avoid Protestors
'Dishonest and deceitful,' protestors say: Lee Stewart of BXE slammed FERC's change-of-date, saying that FERC's statement about protecting staff is "dishonest and deceitful, and demonstrates unambiguously that they are more interested in the needs and profits of industry than in the needs of the American people,' he said in a statement. "Instead of changing its meeting dates to try to avoid protests, FERC should have the courage and integrity to end its subservience to industry, and start being concerned with the health and safety of people being victimized by fracking and gas infrastructure expansion, not make up false charges and insinuations." He did not say whether the protest events would be rescheduled, but promised that protestors would continue to show up at FERC's public meetings. More
Issues: FERCMarcellus shalePipelinesregulationSocial justice
Newlsetter OVEC Mar 25, 2015
Winds of Change, Spring 2015
Next in Oil and Gas Industry’s Crosshairs? More
Issues: EPAFERCMountaintop removalPipelinesRogersville ShaleWater
Hoots & Hollers, the OVEC Blog © 2014 Frontier Theme