EARTH’S HEATWAVES SIGNAL A BURNING PLANET ~ Why is Climate Crisis Getting Worse?

June 19, 2022

Climate change has meant that heatwaves ‘have increased in frequency, intensity and duration across the world’ From an Article by Fiona Harvey in UK, Ashifa Kassam in Madrid, Nina Lakhani in Phoenix, and Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi, The Guardian UK, June 18, 2022 In March, the north and south poles had record temperatures. In [...]

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE ~ The Costs are Hard to Figure

June 18, 2022

West Virginia wants to raise Virginia power bills From an Article by Ivy Main, Virginia Mercury, June 10, 2022 Most people are aware by now that inflation has hit the energy sector hard, with fossil fuels in particular skyrocketing in price over the past year. Dominion Energy Virginia, the VA state’s dominant utility, says it [...]

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Jammin for Jobs & Justice Celebration ~ West Virginia Day ~ June 20, 2022

June 17, 2022

The “Jammin’ for Jobs & Justice” concert is free, but the organizers have asked that attendees sign up in advance to help make planning easier. Please RSVP here. After the event you will be able to see pictures from the day here.

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Utility Scale Solar Energy Development in West Virginia

June 16, 2022

SOLAR ENERGY PROGRAM OF FirstEnergy Including Mon Power & Potomac Edison As part of our ongoing effort to support reliable electricity and economic development in West Virginia, FirstEnergy is in the process of developing a first phase of solar energy facilities that will generate approximately 50 megawatts of power. The program is designed to encourage [...]

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WVSORO UPDATES & ALERTS ~ Gas Well Leasing System Changes & Plugging Abandoned Wells

June 15, 2022

Update on forced pooling/unitization; and plugging; and inspectors Updates & Alerts from Dave McMahon, WVSORO, June 14, 2022 The most significant oil and gas/surface owner/mineral owner legislation to come out of the Legislature earlier this year was the new forced pooling/unitization statute. (Technically it is the “unitization” part that affects us, and pooling is about [...]

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ACTION ALERT ~ West Virginia Environmental Council … Needs You

June 14, 2022

West Virginia Environmental Council Action Alert on June 14, 2022 Greetings from the WVEC, Charleston, WV Today is the day! It’s the FIRST-EVER WV Gives Green Day – and we’re excited to be one of the 13 organizations partnering for this cooperative day of giving. We believe there is power in collaboration to uplift the [...]

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Tar-Sands & Ore Processing Leaves Huge Tailings Ponds

June 13, 2022

Ponds of toxic waste in Alberta’s oilsands are bigger than Vancouver — and growing From an In-Depth Article by Drew Anderson, The Narwhal News, June 4, 2022 Mapping the growth of the toxic reservoirs shows just how far they’ve expanded since 1975, amid a surge in bitumen (tar) mining. Picture downtown Toronto. All the condos, [...]

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MESSAGE TO U. S. EPA ~ Methane Air Pollution is Dramatically Increasing

June 12, 2022

We Need the Strongest Methane Rule Possible >>> From the Clean Air Council, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Pittsburgh, June 10, 2022 Later this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be proposing the full version of its much anticipated rule limiting climate-changing methane and asthma-causing volatile organic compound (VOC) pollution from new and existing oil and [...]

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Now It’s Time to Switch from Coal to Renewables ~ Waiting for Godot is Not Practical

June 11, 2022

It’s now cheaper to switch from coal to renewables instead of coal to gas From an Article by Gabrielle See, CNBC Cable News, May 18, 2022 ARTICLE PHOTO ~ Power workers inspect photovoltaic power generation facilities at a 35 MW “fish-light complementary” photovoltaic power station in Binhai New Area, Haian City, East China’s Jiangsu Province, [...]

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SHELL CRACKER STARTUP COMING SOON … Eyes on Shell in Upper Ohio River Valley

June 10, 2022

Heads Up on Air Pollution in Western PA, Northern WV, Eastern OH From the Eyes On Shell Watchdog Team, Beaver County, PA, June 8, 2022 It was great to have many of you on the June 1st “Eyes On Shell Watchdog Team” Zoom meeting! Thanks for participating because watching Shell closely is especially important now. [...]

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