Climate Corner: Industry shills making the public pay more

Dec 11, 2021 Eric Engle We at Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action understand the transition to hybrid and electric vehicles will take time as both the government and private sector move to accommodate the infrastructure needs of EVs… Read More

Manchin not serving the people of West Virginia

Local columns  Nov 13, 2021 Eric Engle In the Nov. 6 and 7 edition of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, oil and gas industry lobbyists wrote a propaganda piece for the ages. While I’m sure they’re quite… Read More

Good plans to move from fossil fuels are out there

The Charleston Gazette-Mail. Oct. 22, 2021 Eric Engle 窗体顶端 窗体底端 In the Oct. 21 edition of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Rebecca McPhail, president of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, wrote a rather condescending op-ed discussing how vital fossil fuels… Read More

Climate Corner: Manchin involvement with coal a real problem

Oct 16, 2021 Eric Engle Sen. Joe Manchin III really likes throwing around the word “entitlements” lately. The senator keeps emphasizing when the media catches up with him that he doesn’t want our society to become an… Read More

Time for Manchin to act on climate

By Eric Engle Sep 27, 2021 West Virginia’s senior senator, Joe Manchin III, is certainly the talk of the town these days, so to speak. Or, perhaps, more like the talk of the world. The only way that… Read More

The latest climate report is alarming (Opinion)

By Eric Engle Aug 10, 2021 Appearing on-line in the Charleston Gazette-Mail The sixth assessment report of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was released Monday, and its findings are beyond dire. It… Read More

Climate Corner: Bipartisanship, money should not be focus

Aug 7, 2021 Eric Engle A bipartisan infrastructure bill is moving through the U.S. Senate, slowly but surely, and is being touted by the White House as a major achievement. The $1.2 trillion bill (with approximately $550… Read More

Engle: The house is on fire; will we stop lighting matches? (Opinion)

WV Gazette Mail 6/24/2021 As the White House and Congress discuss infrastructural investments, including green energy and sustainability, and ideas like tax code changes to pay for them, the time to act on the global climate crisis is… Read More

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner – It’s time to THRIVE

Local columns  Jun 5, 2021 Eric Engle To quote Johan Rockstrom, Vice-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, “An emergency is calculated by risk divided by time. Risk… Read More

Climate Corner: Methanol facility a bad idea for valley

May 8, 2021 Eric Engle The company West Virginia Methanol, Inc. submitted a permit application in November 2020 to build a facility in Pleasants County on a former carbon black site along the Ohio River. The West… Read More