Climate Corner: Proposed plant a dangerous distraction

Sep 24, 2022 Eric Engle editorial@newsandsentinel.com The company Competitive Power Ventures Inc. has announced plans to build a combined-cycle natural gas power plant in West Virginia, an 1,800-megawatt facility representing a $3 billion investment that could potentially be… Read More

Climate Corner: Inflation Reduction Act offers hope

Aug 27, 2022 Eric Engle editorial@newsandsentinel.com The recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has been both applauded and looked upon with disappointment by many in the environmental movement, but one important aspect of the law… Read More

Op-ed: Plenty of drawbacks in Inflation Reduction Act

Aug 20, 2022 Eric Engle editorial@newsandsentinel.com Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., shocked us all recently when he agreed to support, and then voted to actually pass, climate and energy legislation known as the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022…. Read More

On climate, making Manchin irrelevant is the only path

WVGazettemail July 26, 2022 Eric Engle The world is being scorched. Europe is suffering under massive heatwaves, as is the U.S, and China. Wildfires, droughts, collapsing glaciers and devastating floods are becoming ubiquitous globally. The U.S’s fastest growing cities like Scottsdale, Arizona… Read More

Climate Corner: Few options after unforgivable ruling

Jul 9, 2022 Eric Engle editorial@newsandsentinel.com Six unelected authoritarian despots on the U.S. Supreme Court have decided in the case West Virginia v. EPA that the federal administrative body tasked with protection of public health and the environment… Read More

Climate Corner: No time to waste

May 21, 2022 Eric Engle editorial@newsandsentinel.com The old cliche goes that, when you’re in a hole and trying to get out, you first stop digging. That is the opposite of what we’re doing when it comes to fossil… Read More

Climate Corner: Transition time is now

Mar 19, 2022 Eric Engle editorial@newsandsentinel.com Vladimir Putin is a petrostate autocrat, meaning Russia is a nation heavily dependent on oil and gas revenue and Putin, as an authoritarian who has made a mockery of any semblance of… Read More

Evolution of climate fight includes faith community

Feb 28, 2022 Eric Engle editorial@newsandsentinel.com I usually ignore ridiculous and nonsensical diatribes like a letter to the editor in the Feb. 20 edition of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel titled “Trust God on climate,” but since the… Read More

Climate Corner: Not all West Virginians are Manchin fans

Jan 29, 2022 Eric Engle editorial@newsandsentinel.com In a recent edition of The Charleston Gazette-Mail, President of the West Virginia Manufacturer’s Association Rebecca McPhail, stated “People outside our great state are entitled to their own opinions, but here in… Read More

Climate Corner: Industry shills making the public pay more

Dec 11, 2021 Eric Engle editorial@newsandsentinel.com 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