Suggested Readings for September

MOVCA August 2022 Selected Media Postings

Compiled by Cindy Taylor

Appearing in The Marietta Times:

August 27, 2022  Local News article  by Evan Bevins    Article also appeared in the News & Sentinel. Both links below

“Local entities react to EPA announcement”

https://www.mariettatimes.com/news/local-news/2022/08/local-entities-react-to-epa-announcement/

https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/business/2022/08/mid-ohio-valley-entities-react-to-epa-announcement/

August 13, 2022   Editorial

“Wind-powered energy needed in Ohio”

https://www.mariettatimes.com/opinion/editorials/2022/08/wind-powered-energy-needed-in-ohio/

August 6, 2022   Editorial

“Hypocrisy in climate change efforts”

https://www.mariettatimes.com/opinion/editorials/2022/08/hypocrisy-in-climate-change-efforts/

August 6, 2022   Editorial

“From acid to art turning: Pollution into paint”

https://www.mariettatimes.com/opinion/editorials/2022/08/from-acid-to-art-turning-polluation-into-paint/

August 20, 2022   Business article by Steven Allen Adams   

“Manchin pushes back at Inflation Reduction Act’s critics”

https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/business/2022/08/manchin-pushes-back-at-inflation-reduction-acts-critics/

August 18, 2022  Staff Report

“Injection wells public meeting to be held in Marietta Monday”

https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/business/2022/08/injection-wells-public-meeting-to-be-held-in-marietta-monday/

August 13, 2022  News article

“Judge revives Obama-era ban on coal leases from U.S. lands”

https://www.newsandsentinel.com/uncategorized/2022/08/judge-revives-obama-era-ban-on-coal-leases-from-u-s-lands/

Appearing on-line in the Charleston Gazette-Mail:

August 29, 2022 Energy and Environment article by Mike Tony

“EPA proposes designating PFAS found in dozens of WV public water systems as hazardous”

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/energy_and_environment/epa-proposes-designating-pfas-found-in-dozens-of-wv-public-water-systems-as-hazardous/article_8426d997-3419-5d7c-864b-8e1fcb05a9b0.html

August 16, 2022  Column by Eric Engle

“Eric Engle: Why we need to break the hold of fossilflation”

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/opinion/op_ed_commentaries/eric-engle-why-we-need-to-break-the-hold-of-fossilflation-opinion/article_270bb78a-e722-5cb1-a55a-af5ebe71f70a.html

August 13, 2022 Article by Mike Tony

“ ‘A chance to stay in the game’: Cheaper energy, greener economy expected from Inflation Reduction Act for low-income West Virginians”

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/energy_and_environment/a-chance-to-stay-in-the-game-cheaper-energy-greener-economy-expected-from-inflation-reduction/article_bea0806e-270f-5ed6-be1f-b33e4a3119b9.html

August 8, 2022  Op-Ed by Eric Engle

“Eric Engle: The motivation behind bills ignoring climate”

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/opinion/op_ed_commentaries/eric-engle-the-motivation-behind-bills-ignoring-climate-opinion/article_11b0f4d7-7bb3-5900-bab2-b3ea85238b05.html

August 6, 2022 Op-Ed by James Koton

“James Koton: The last desperate gasp of climate change denial”

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/opinion/op_ed_commentaries/james-kotcon-the-last-desperate-gasp-of-climate-change-denial-opinion/article_ee26ca49-85f9-5408-9945-ba0a649b9242.html

Available on The Center Square ( Pennsylvania):

August 10, 2022 Article by Anthony Hennen

“Advocates warn Pennsylvania hydrogen hub expensive, inefficient”

https://www.thecentersquare.com/pennsylvania/advocates-warn-pennsylvania-hydrogen-hub-expensive-inefficient/article_e9942bda-18ec-11ed-b295-ef4ed77683e8.html

  Joanne Kilgour, ex. Director at Ohio River Valley Institute, is quoted

Appearing on WTAP:

August 18, 2022  News  by Laura Bowen  Text and video

“Concerned Locals will host meeting about proposed well”

https://www.wtap.com/2022/08/18/concerned-locals-will-hold-public-meeting-over-proposed-injection-well/

Appearing on WOWKTV.com (13News):

August 1, 2022 Local News by Isaac Taylor

“Manchin secures commitment to complete Mountain Valley Pipeline”

https://www.wowktv.com/news/local/manchin-secures-commitment-to-complete-mountain-valley-pipeline/

Appearing on WCHSTV (Charleston, WV):

August 21, 2022 Article by Kristopfer Plona

“Weekend showers make summer 2022 the wettest on record for W.Va.”

https://wchstv.com/news/local/weekend-showers-make-summer-2022-the-wettest-on-record

Appearing on-line on WV Public Broadcasting or WOUB (PBS) or NPR:

August 29, 2022  Article by Curtis Tate    text and 0.52 audio with link to the US Geological Survey

“ ‘Forever Chemicals’ Found In 67 of State’s Drinking Water”

https://www.wvpublic.org/energy-environment/2022-08-29/forever-chemicals-found-in-67-of-states-drinking-water-systems

August 3, 2022 Government article by Randy Yohe  text and 0.53 audio

“W. Va. Electric Vehicle Charging Station Plan Revealed”

https://www.wvpublic.org/government/2022-08-03/w-va-electric-vehicle-charging-station-plan-revealed

Appearing on-line on Ohio River Valley Institute https://ohiorivervalleyinstitute.org :

August 25, 2022 REPORT summary by Ben Hunkler

“Here’s How Appalachian States Can Create “Good-Paying, Union Jobs” Cleaning Up Mines.”

August 18, 2022 Research REPORT Article by Eric Dixon

“Here’s How Appalachian States Can Create “Good-Paying, Union Jobs” Cleaning Up Mines.”

August 18, 2022 Research Article by Eric Dixon

“Can the Infrastructure Law Create “Good-Paying, Union Jobs” Cleaning Up Coal Mines? Not Without Policy Action”

August 11, 2022 Research Article by Wendy Patton & Roger Wilkens

“Building on What We Have” Strengthening community resilience and mitigating climate change by nurturing the time-honored Appalachian tradition of the backyard auto mechanic. (Converting gas-powered cars to electric vehicles)

August 8, 2022 REPORT  link and Article with report summary by Sean O’Leary

“Misplaced Faith: How Policymakers’ Belief in Natural Gas is Driving Rural Pennsylvania Into an Economic Dead End”

August 8, 2022 Article by Sean O’Leary and Webinar Link

“Policymakers’ Pursuit of Natural Gas is Failing Rural Pennsylvania. Investments in Quality of Life May Be More Effective”

August 4, 2022 Article by Joan Kilgour, summary of August 3rd webinar with link to the recording.

“Breaking Down West Virginia v. EPA”

Available from ReImagine Appalachia:

August 8, 2022  ReImagine Appalachia Press statement

“Press Statement: Appalachians Celebrate Passage of Inflation Reduction Act, Call Congress to See it Through”

August 4, 2022 Article by Dana Kuhnline

“How you can support Kentucky Flood Relief Efforts”

August 2, 2022 Article by Dana Kuhnline

“What’s in the Inflation Reduction Act for Appalachia?”

Available on Appalachian Voices:

August 24, 2022 Press Release contacts: Dan Radmacher or Denali Nalamalapu

“FERC grants Mountain Valley Pipeline four more years to complete project.” Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted the requested extension for the troubled project despite thousands of comments in opposition. 

August 19, 2021 Article by Regan Russell

“How places of worship can benefit from switching to solar with the help of the Appalachian Solar Finance Fund”

Includes link to July 28, 2022 Webinar, “Solar for Faith Communities”

  See also : Appalachian Solar Finance Fund: https://solarfinancefund.org/index.php/how-it-works/

NATIONAL ATTENTION & Relevant to our region:

Available on the New York Times:

August 22, 2022 Article by Lisa Friedman

“Democrats Designed the Climate Law to Be a Game Changer. Here’s How”

August 16, 2022  Opinion Column by Charles Harvey and Kurt House

“Every Dollar Spent on This Climate Technology Is a Waste”

August 7, 2022 Article by Lisa Friedman

“Consumers will benefit from lower utilities and cheaper home upgrades, energy experts say”

August 7, 2022  Article by Hiroko Tabuchi

“Manchin’s Donors Include Pipeline Giants That Win in His Climate Deal”

Available on The Washington Post:

August 26, 2022 Article by Dino Grandoni

“The EPA finally moves to label some ‘forever chemicals’ as hazardous”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/08/26/forever-chemicals-epa-cleanup-rule/

Available on The Guardian.com:

August 26, 2022 Article by Nina Lakhani in Monroe Co. WV and Oliver Milman in NY

“ ‘It’s a deal with the devil’: outrage in Appalachia over Manchin’s ‘vile’ pipeline plan”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/26/joe-manchin-west-virginia-mountain-valley-pipeline

August 17, 2022 Article by Tom Perkins

“Children born near fracking wells more at risk for leukemia – study” Report looked at over 400 cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia out of a sample of 2,500 Pennsylvania children ages two to seven.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/17/young-children-fracking-wells-leukemia-study

August 8, 2022  Article by Kim Heacox

“Plastic can take hundreds of years to break down – and we keep making more”

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/08/plastics-climate-crisis-environment-pollution-kim-heacox

August 7, 2022 Article by Joan E Greve

“Senate passes $739bn healthcare and climate bill after months of wrangling”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/07/inflation-reduction-act-senate-democrats-pass

Available on Environmental Health Project:

August 16, 2022  Article by Environmental Health Project

“Blue Hydrogen: A Threat to Public Health?”

https://www.environmentalhealthproject.org/post/blue-hydrogen-a-threat-to-public-health

Available on CNBC:

August 1, 2022 Energy Article by Su-Lin Tan

“ ‘Dirty ol’ coal’ is making a comeback and consumption is expected to return”

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/02/coal-consumption-is-expected-to-return-to-2013s-record-levels-iea.html

Available on NEWSBREAK:

August 2, 2022 Article by Jake Johnson (article originally appeared on Common Dreams)

“Manchin’s secret climate “side deal” revealed: “It’s not a climate solution, it’s a climate bomb” “

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2690333589805/manchin-s-secret-climate-side-deal-revealed-it-s-not-a-climate-solution-it-s-a-climate-bomb

Available on Indigenous Environmental Network:

August 22, 2022 IEN Statement and Key Points on the “Permitting Reform Bill”

“Manchin-Shumer backdoor deal fast-tracts gutting of environmental policies and protections”

RESOURCES, RESEARCH, and SOLUTIONS:

Available on JDSUPRA:

August 26, 2022 Article by Charles Cardall, Scott Cockerman, Brandon Dias, Richard Moore, Wolfram Pohl, John Staley Orick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

“Inflation Reduction Act Levels Renewable Energy Playing Field for Tax-Exempt Entities”

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/inflation-reduction-act-levels-2695137/

Available on Bluegreen Alliance (BGA):

August 24, 2022 “FACT SHEET: Clean Energy Tax Credits in the Inflation Reduction Act”

August 23, 2022 “FACT SHEET: Clean Manufacturing Investments in the Inflation Reduction Act”

August 23, 2022 “FACT SHEET: Clean Vehicle Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act”

August 22, 2022 “BlueGreen Alliance Responds to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s Request for Comment on the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program”

August 22, 2022  “BlueGreen Alliance Responds to the Department of Energy’s RFI on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Clean Energy Demonstration Program on Current and Former Mind Land”

August 4, 2022 “New Data Confirms Job Creation Potential of Inflation Reduction Act”

August 3, 2022 “Top 8 BGA Priorities in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022”

Available on PV-MAGAZINE.com :

August 6, 2022 Article by March Hutchins

“Study finds 100% renewables would pay off within 6 years”

Available on Scientific American:

August 1, 2022 Climate Change Article by Naomi Oreskes for August 2022 Scientific American Issue

“Carbon-Reduction Plans Rely on Tech That Doesn’t Exist”

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/carbon-reduction-plans-rely-on-tech-that-doesnt-exist/

Available on EcoWatch:

August 1, 2022 Article by Paige Bennett

“Scientists Develop New Material to Clean Up Forever Chemicals”

Available on Resilience:

July 26, 2022  Environment Article by Stella Nyambura Mbau   (missed in previous media listing)  

“Misplaced positivity on climate is harmful. Preparing for breakdown could help.”

Available on Indigenous Environmental Network:

August 4, 2022 posting  by Indigenous Environmental Network

“The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is NOT a climate bill”

Available on Caltech:

August 12, 2022 Article by Lori Dajose about new RESEARCH

“Antarctica’s Ice Shelves Could be Melting Faster than We Thought” How coastal ocean currents increase Antarctic ice shelf melt.

https://www.caltech.edu/about/news/antarctic-ice-shelf-climate-model

ANOTHER INTERESTING READ:

This historical article gives excellent history of petrochemical industry of our region:

Available on Orion

Summer 2021  June 2, 2021 Article by Rebecca Altman includes photos by Ansel Adams

“Upriver: A researcher traces the legacy of plastics”

                4th in series on the effects of the petrochemical industry on life, economics, and democracy.