Tag: Pollution

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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 14, 2020
Recent ORSANCO Meeting: What Happened?
Vocal citizens are influencing this regional commission to take up emerging issues we know are going to be important as politicians and industry push to build oil, gas and petrochemical infrastructure in the Ohio River Valley. Join in to raise your voice! More
Issues: PollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 7, 2020
Call Sen. Capito TODAY! No PFAS In Your Water.
Can you call Sen. Capito today & tell her to regulate PFAS in the America's Water Infrastructure Act? More
Issues: HealthPetrochemicalsPollutionWater
Newsletter OVEC Apr 22, 2020
Winds of Change, Spring 2020
In early March, 26 OVEC volunteers, board, staff members, and supporters gathered at Cedar Lakes in Ripley for a weekend meeting devoted to determining how to kick ASH. If built, the proposed Appalachian Storage Hub (ASH) would be a colossal petrochemical complex for manufacturing primarily single-use plastics, as well as other petroleum byproducts, in the Ohio River Valley region. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsFair courtsPollutionPro Democracy
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Apr 20, 2020
It Is Time for a New Normal
For the first time in decades, the Earth is speaking to us at a time when we might actually be able to hear it. We are getting a wake-up call from a microscopic virus, whether we chose to hear that call remains to be seen. More
Issues: Climate changePollutionSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 17, 2020
This Bill is Trash Literally: Please Take Action Today
Hey, here's another great idea, not: Let's give you no say about it and build a mega-dump taking in trash from New Jersey with no tipping fees and with no regulation under the PSC! More
Issues: PollutionWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Feb 5, 2020
More Radiation For Our Region From Oil and Gas Drilling Waste
A dirty secret no more: Citizens are demanding the regulation of radioactive brine produced from oil and gas operations. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus ShalePollution
Newsletter OVEC Oct 2, 2019
Winds of Change, Fall 2019
At noon on Tuesday, August 6, dozens of people gathered outside the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston, WV, to mark the 54th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsClimate changeCoalPollution
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Sep 25, 2019
The First Thing is to Stop Digging
We do not need to trash the Ohio River with a toxic petrochemical complex to make plastic to coat our foods and then end up choking the oceans. There is a better approach to food systems, and a better approach to economic development in our area. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 2, 2019
Something in the Water: West Virginians New Fight for Clean Water
"Flint is just the tip of the iceberg. ...this is part of the dark underbelly of American society... It’s bigger than Flint. It’s all over this country. It’s particularly people of color." More
Issues: PollutionSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC 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 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 Jun 7, 2019
What “Voluntary” Ohio River Pollution Control Standards Mean to Us
The way forward is a little murky, kind of like Ohio River Water sometimes, but we know citizen engagement is going to continue to play a central role. Stay active! More
Issues: PollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik May 23, 2019
Untested Chemicals Are Everywhere—Even in Us!
Americans have more than 400 synthetic compounds in our bodies, 79 of which are known to cause cancer, mutations, or developmental disorders. We have one of the highest cancer rates in the world. #NoASH! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPollution
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Apr 29, 2019
Man-made Changes are Driving Amphibians to the Brink of Extinction
Back in 1995, a group of middle school children and their teacher made an odd discovery while on a field trip in rural Minnesota. A small pond they were visiting, Ney Pond, had a substantial population of deformed leopard frogs. Their teacher informed the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. This agency studied the frog population in […] More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Apr 11, 2019
April 15 – Ohio River Water Quality Comments Due!
Comment on pollution control standrads to ORANSCO. This could be much more valuable to you than your tax refund... same deadline April 15.  More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPipelinesPollutionWater
Newsletter OVEC Apr 2, 2019
Winds of Change, Spring, 2019
Driving around on a Sunday in early February, I saw dozens of slips just in my little section of the pipeline in Putnam County, but this was definitely the worst. It makes me wonder how many there are in total between Wayne County and Moundsville. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 2, 2019
Randi Pokladnik’s Comments to ORSANCO on Pollution Control Standards
Peer reviewed studies show that many of the chemicals released through the process of fracking and plastics production are carcinogenic, endocrine disrupting, obesogenic and become persistent in the environment. We need ORSANCO’s regs. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPollutionWater
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