Where’s the accountability?”

Appearing on-line in Charleston Gazette-Mail: Monday, December 14, 2020 Opinion by Eric Engle, Parkersburg, WV I was startled out of the lull of nightly streaming with my fiancée when news broke on my iPhone about an explosion and… Read More

An age of climate, capture and COVID-19

Appearing in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Saturday, December 19, 2020 Op-Ed by Eric Engle, chairman of Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action, board of directors member of WV Rivers Coalition and co-chair of the WV Sierra Club Executive Committee…. Read More

Climate Change is Affecting our Hydrosphere

Column in The Bargain Hunter Nov 20, 2020 by Randi Pokladnik                         When we talk about climate change, we often fail to recognize the role that our oceans play in the bio-chemical cycles of the… Read More

A fact-based conversation about fracking

Local columns in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Oct 31, 2020 Randi Pokladnik Let’s have a fact-based conversation about fracking rather than attempt to “greenwash” the industry and completely ignore the externalities as Greg Kozera’s Oct. 17 op-ed… Read More

Our future lies in clean, renewable energy

Sep 5, 2020 in Herald-Star by RANDI POKLADNIK Most Ohioans who have lived in the state for more than 50 years have noticed that our weather is definitely changing. We have warmer winters overall, hotter summers, less snow… Read More

Do You Want Oil and Gas Waste in Your Water?

Robin Blakeman Jul 23, 2020 Hoots and Hollers If the answer to the title question is “no!” then please register to attend the Peoples Hearing on August 27th Why is this necessary? A virtual hearing hosted by USACE… Read More

Teaching kids to care about the world we all live in

Appearing in The Marietta Times Editorials Jul 15, 2020 It is never too early to start thinking about ways to do better for our environment. In Williamstown, officials found a way to rope in local elementary students in… Read More

Frack Waste Barges: Another Threat to Ohio River Valley Residents’ Drinking Water Supply

Randi Pokladnik Jul 14, 2020 Hoots and Hollers The 981-mile Ohio River is notoriously one of the most polluted rivers in the nation according to the U.S. EPA. The river supplies drinking water to more than five million… Read More

More common sense needed on fossil fuels

Column Jul 11, 2020 Times Leader by RANDI POKLADNIK Environmental Consultant and Trainer Last week’s Times Leader (July 5, 2020) carried an op-ed by Greg Kozera, the director of marketing and sales for Shale Crescent USA. In the… Read More

Better alternatives to extraction industry dependence

Jul 11, 2020 Parkersburg News&Sentinel by Eric Engle In the July 5 edition of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, a piece appeared on the front page of the business section touting the recent report from the U.S. Department… Read More