Tag: Mine safety

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Hoots and Hollers Dustin Apr 13, 2017
Oops, They Did It Again – A History of Industry “Accidents”
The coal slurry spill on March 23 in Boone County was just the latest in a long list of “accidents" in our state. More
Issues: BakkenCoalfossil fuelsFreedom IndustriesIndustryMCHMMine safetyMining AccidentsPipelinesPollutionregulationSlurrySlurry SpillWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Dec 12, 2016
Remembering Ken Hechler: Champion of the People
Ken Hechler, RIP. Union supporter, environmentalist, statesman, writer, historian, teacher, husband, father and add one more label—civil rights activist. Dear Ken, we know that you, of all people, have earned your eternal rest. Well done. You will be sorely missed. More
Issues: Black lungCoalMine safetyMountaintop removalRacial inequalitySocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Frank Grant Oct 25, 2016
Blankenship’s Manifesto Misses Mark
Blankenship's missive misses mark... Did you get a copy of Don Blankenship's self-published-from-prison manifesto? I did... More
Issues: CoalMine safety
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 9, 2016
Write Your Letter to Don Blankenship Before His Prison Term is Up
Ann Bybee-Finley, a native West Virginian, from Hurricane, started the letter-writing campaign. The goal is to send Don Blankenship one letter each day of his one year sentence. The campaign has collected about 155 letters so far. Write your letter now. More
Issues: CoalMine safety
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 29, 2016
WV Premiere of Blood on the Mountain Tuesday at WVU
Info from a Blood on the Mountain News Advisory: WHAT: West Virginia University premiere of documentary film Blood On The Mountain as the kickoff for the West Virginia University Community Human Rights Film Festival WHEN: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 7:00 p.m. Film starts, discussion panel follows screening (runtime: 93 minutes). WHERE: Gluck Theatre, WVU Mountainlair, 1550 […] More
Issues: Mine safetyMountaintop removalSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 3, 2015
OVEC Founder’s Statement on Blankenship Verdict
A statement by OVEC founder Dianne Bady on the breaking news that the jury in the trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has reached its verdict after ten days of deliberation: Don Blankenship got off on the most legally serious charge — securities fraud —  which carried a penalty of up to thirty years. […] More
Issues: CoalMine safety
Gallery Vivian Oct 23, 2015
Masseyopoly: The Game of Mine Safety and Environmental Compliance. And oh yeah, making money. More
Issues: CoalMine safety
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Sep 30, 2015
Don Blankenship’s Castle Overlooking the Site of Another Tragedy
Blankenship's pending trial and crazy castle bring up far too many horrifying memories; history slips into today as we still pay coal industry's myriad costs. More
Issues: CoalHealthMine safetySludge Safety ProjectSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 9, 2015
Speaking Up About HB 2566
HB 2566, the Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015 is a 59 page bill. You would think from the title that this is a positive bill that creates new job opportunities and a safer working environment for coal miners. Nothing could be further from the truth. More
Issues: CoalHealthMine safetyMountaintop removalPollutionSocial justiceWater
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