Ohio Valley Consideration for PTT Ethane Cracker Raises Concerns

December 5, 2019

Faith leaders discuss “non-negotiables” for proposed ethane cracker plant From an Article by Kenny Jackson & D.K. Wright, WTRF News 7, Wheeling, December 3, 2019 BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – A great deal of excitement and anticipation surrounds the proposed ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. However, there are some residents on both sides of [...]

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Important Message from Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action

December 4, 2019

Part of the problem or solution? Letter by Eric Engle, Parkersburg News & Sentinel, December 1, 2019 A new report out on November 26th, by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), shows that global greenhouse gas emissions must fall by 7.6 percent every year from now until 2030 in order to stay within the 1.5 [...]

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SPECIAL REPORT from West Virginia Rivers Coalition

December 3, 2019

WV Rivers’ Special Report and Looking Ahead to 2020 Dear Friend of WV Rivers, I am Angie Rosser, the executive director of West Virginia Rivers Coalition and today I want to share with you a special year-end report on WV Rivers’ programming and achievements towards cleaner water and healthier streams in West Virginia. For 30 [...]

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Oil & Gas Industry the Cause of Problems in Colorado (as Elsewhere)

December 2, 2019

Rocky Mountain Not-so High: Oil, gas wells drive down Colorado home values, reveals WVU research Press Release from WVU Research Communications, November 12, 2019 A cornucopia of contradiction is dotting the landscape of Colorado’s Front Range, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. In the foreground of dramatic peaks and valleys, which are never out-of-season [...]

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John Kasich Knows That Working Together We Can Bring About Big Changes

December 1, 2019

John Kasich Says “Change Is Up To Us” in His New Book From a Summary by Michael Monks, WVXU Cincinnati Edition, October 22, 2019 “What you do matters. What we do matters.” This is the simple thesis by the former Governor of Ohio, John Kasich, which he hopes to spread with his latest book “It’s [...]

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Can Opinion About Fossil Fuels Rise to “Truth to Believe In”

November 30, 2019

Pipelines Are Safe, Coal & Gas Are Strong, and Pigs Fly Article by Michael Brune, Sierra Club, November 11, 2019 In recent weeks, two of the fossil fuel industry’s favorite talking points were again shown to be magical thinking: Pipelines are safe and coal is coming back. TC Energy officials assured the country that the [...]

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“Shale & Public Health Conference” of 2019 Emphasized Need for Substantial Regulation in the Industry

November 29, 2019

Takeaways from the 2019 Shale & Public Health Conference Article by Lisa DePaoli, Environmental Justice, November 22, 2019 I attended the 7th annual Shale & Public Health Conference at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Just one day before, my colleagues at the Center for Coalfield Justice had gone to Harrisburg along [...]

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SW PA Environmental Health Project ACTIVITIES

November 28, 2019

FROM:Environmental Health Project (EHP), Southwestern Pennsylvania, McMurray, PA TO: Those Affected by or Concerned about Health Effects of Marcellus Shale Drilling, Fracking, Waste Disposal, etc. Before the holidays arrive, how many people can you help? This coming week, EHP will be participating in #GivingTuesday, a global movement that celebrates year-end charitable giving. With your help, [...]

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Morality of Natural Gas Industry Impacts on Society is Quite Evident

November 27, 2019

Health impacts of the natural gas industry are hurting Pennsylvania residents Opinion Editorial by Rev. Mitch Hescox, Evangelical Environmental Network, Harrisburg Patriot-News, PennLive.com, November 21, 2019 It’s no secret that many in our Pennsylvania General Assembly are wildly supportive of the natural gas industry, which remains a powerful economic force in our Commonwealth. However, the [...]

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Major Solar Farm Projects in Virginia are Expected to Reach 1200 MW in Next Few Years

November 26, 2019

VA – DEQ approves first solar farm for Appalachian Power Co. From an Article by Laurence Hammack, Roanoke Times, November 23, 2019 The first industrial-scale solar farm to produce electricity for Appalachian Power Co. has been approved by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Construction of the Depot Solar Center in Campbell County is expected [...]

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