today: Summers County to host March 15 MVP public meeting
Summers County Public Meeting on Safety Issues and the MVP
Thursday, March 15, 4:00 pm
Summers County Memorial Building. 451 1st. Ave, Hinton, WV 25951
4:00 pm -- Summers County Commission hosts roundtable
6:00 pm -- Public questions and comment
Working session for the Summers County Commission, with MVP representatives invited as well as local agencies responsible for the health and welfare of residents. First round of County-wide planning to address issues that residents and visitors will be facing with pending construction and ensuing operation of the Mountain Valley Pipeline through 16 miles of Summers County. Area residents invited to attend and observe the roundtable discussion, and to raise questions and comments at the 6:00 pm session.
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E-day at the capitol
If you are interested in joining us in DC September 26-27 or have more questions, please call our offices at 304.346.5891 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Meeting Regarding Antero Landfill Project
Sponsored by WV Rivers Coalition and Friends of the Hughes
Tuesday, September 13 at 6:00pm
Harrisville Women’s Club
121 W. Main St., Harrisville WV 26362
Come to learn:
Details of the proposed project
Environmental and health considerations
Permitting requirements and processes
The public is encouraged to attend! Email email@example.com more information
August 27, Huntington
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Public Meeting with Antero Regarding Clearwater Water Treatment Facility and Landfill
Friday, August 19, 6:00 p.m., Ritchie County High School Auditorium
The proposed Antero landfill and wastewater treatment facility encompasses approximately 486 acres in Doddridge and Ritchie Counties. The facility would treat fracking wastewater for re-use and dispose of the salt byproducts in the attached landfill. It is still unclear how they plan to dispose of the sludge byproduct. The project would impact 89 streams and 11 wetlands and is located 4 miles upstream of Harrisville’s drinking water intake. The Antero 401 application contains insufficient information to be approved.
On July 23rd, march to Governor McAuliffe’s house with hundreds of pipeline fighters, river lovers, faith leaders, farmers, climate activists, moms and grandfathers.
Demand real leadership for:
WHEN: Saturday, July 23rd from 12 noon – 3:00 p.m. Rally at noon. March to the Governor’s mansion at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Richmond, VA. Meet at historic Brown’s Island Park along the James River for the rally. Brown’s Island is accessible via pedestrian entrances at Tredegar Street & South 5th and South 7th Streets respectively, and by Richmond’s Canal Walk (Google Map).
WHO: Virginians and West Virginians from the mountains to the sea who want healthy communities and a safe climate!
July 22-24, Philadelphia, PA
During the democratic national convention, we will be marching to demand our nation move forward on clean energy. Workshops on Saturday, followed by a march at noon on Sunday, to protest dirty fossil fuels and push for a clean energy future!
Join in a National Frack-Free America Day of Action
June 7, 2016
Host your own "toxic tea party," or dlick on the link above for more ideas.
Break Free Event, Washington DC
Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 1pm, Washington, D.C.
Join Sierra Club volunteers and our partners from across the region to demonstrate in front of the White House and march to the U.S. Capitol reflecting pool to show our opposition to natural gas pipelines, fracking and dirty fuels. From the Arctic to the Gulf to the Atlantic, we are united in asking President Obama to protect our climate, communities and coasts. We will be joined by speakers from communities potentially impacted in all three regions.
Across the country we are calling on the Obama Administration to take action to keep fossil fuels in the ground. From fracking, to oil trains, to offshore drilling, to natural gas pipelines, we know that our climate and communities need us to move beyond fossil fuels to clean energy and we are calling on the Obama Administration to swiftly move towards that.
Watch the THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community—Trailer. It's time to March for our environment. Now is the time!
E3C - Extreme Energy Extraction Conference
May 13 - 16, 2016
Laurelville Mennonite Conference Center
Mt. Pleasant, PA
Scores of groups from around the country will engage in this conference to support and encourage activism and service around stopping extraction and promoting renewable energy. MLPA will be among the groups represented at this exciting event!
Renewable Energy in West Virginia Conference
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall
519 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25703
New public comment period opened for Atlantic Coast Pipeline - Hearings scheduled for May 20, 21 in WV, VA
Annual Offering: May 3-5, 2016 in Shepherdstown, WV*Team Application Deadline: March 14th!
Interested in preserving your community's unique character when considering development? Attend this course from The Conservation Fund in May 2016 in Shepherdstown, WV!
April 18 - 22
Join your local university, watershed group, conservation org, or other conservancy group to raise awareness of the plight of the Earth and how to live sustainably.
For information on the Pope's Encyclical and ideas for what you can do to celebrate this week, browse this Interfaith Power & Light Publication, Faith Climate Action Kit.
Voter Registration Drive
March 26, 2 - 4 p.m.
March 29, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
April 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
April 5, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
April 15, 4 - 6 p.m.
April 16, 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: Kroger of Buckhannon, to the left of the entrance
Free snacks for all who visit the table!
One of the means with which to change society is to elect good representatives. It is no longer an option to simply complain about what is wrong with our state and federal government. We must put better people into office. Even if you think your vote doesn't matter, it does! Come out and get registered! You can also register online here. The deadline to vote in the primary (and also local elections) is April 19!
Friday, April 7 @ WVU College of Law
8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Coal communities in the Central Appalachian region are bearing the consequences of a global energy transition. Demand for coal continues to decline as utilities switch to natural gas-fired generation and renewable energy resources, while regulation of fossil fuel pollutants has become more stringent due to concerns about public health and the global climate. Policymakers at the federal level are recognizing the pressing need for addressing the devastating impacts being borne by coal communities arising from this “clean energy” transition.
The fifth annual National Energy Conference, hosted by the West Virginia University College of Law, will examine the cause and effect of these trends in the coal industry, the economy-wide repercussions within Central Appalachia, and possible solutions for West Virginia that would put the state on a more resilient path.
This free, one-day conference features speakers from industry, academic institutions, public policy organizations, and environmental groups, highlighted by keynote speaker Senator Jay Rockefeller.
Other featured speakers include Charles Patton of Appalachian Power, Adele Morris of the Brookings Institution, Michael Gerrard of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, and John Deskins of the WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research.
Rally presented by Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (SAPE) and Food and Water Watch
to say NO to the very dangerous Spectra Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline, being built next to Indian Point nuclear facility (constructed on 2 earthquake faults), which would cause catastrophic, long-term damage to a widespread area, including New York City, in the event of an accidental or terrorist-caused explosion.
Where: Riverfront Green, Peekskill, New York
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Industry is Important, but Not at the Expense of Property Rights! Sign the petition to our legislators!
Join us Thursday April 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm Eastern, to hear Dr. Chris Kassotis discuss his recently published research demonstrating increased endocrine disrupting activity in surface and ground water near fracking wastewater spill sites, as well as nuclear receptor antagonism for 23 commonly used fracking chemicals. His studies have shown prenatal exposure to a mixture of those chemicals at likely environmentally relevant concentrations resulted in adverse health effects in both male and female C57 mice, including decreased sperm counts, modulated hormone levels, increased body weights, and more. Dr. Kassotis will also discuss his recent work showing increased receptor antagonism downstream from a wastewater injection disposal site.
Ohio Community Rights Workshop hosted by Frackfree Mahoning Valley
Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 10am to 6pm
Moser Hall, Room 2000, College Engineering Building,
Lincoln Ave. Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
Cost: Participants $35 (Students $20) Check payable to Ohio Community Rights Network (Cost includes a binder with all the information covered in the workshop and is only attainable by attending the workshop). Lunch and snacks will be provided.
In this Workshop, we examine:
Instructors for the Workshop are:
Emelyn Lybarger is the Outreach Coordinator for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and has been a National Democracy School Instructor since 2005.
Tish O’Dell has been the Ohio Community Organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund since 2013. Tish is also the current president of the Ohio Community Rights Network.
For more information, contact Susie Beiersdorfer at 330-881-1050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject Line: Ohio Community Rights Workshop)
Engage Leadership Conference
March 12, 2016, WVWC
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 26TH
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 4Th
The ENGAGE Conference of Leadership for Change at West Virginia Wesleyan College is geared toward college students who are passionate about developing their leadership skills to effect positive social change in their communities. We welcome all college students, higher education personnel, nonprofit practitioners, and any community members who might be interested in learning more.
Non-Violent, Direct Action Planning Workshop
SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2016, 10am-3pm
St. James Episcopal Church
218 SOUTH Court St.
Lewisburg WV 24901
Martin Luther King, in his "Letter From A Birmingham Jail," in 1963, stated:
"Nonviolent direct action is any form of direct action that doesn't rely on violent tactics."
"Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community [ i.e., government/industry] which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront
the issue. It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored."
Historically, suffragettes, the labor movement, and the civil rights movement each relied upon the strategies and tactics of nonviolent confrontation to create social change.
WV and VA citizens are struggling against the powerful fossil fuel industry in order to protect landowner rights, ensure social justice, safeguard health, and preserve natural resources.
Beyond the use of words, we expect to bring about the changes we seek in a positive way through direct action.