Suggested Readings for July 2021

June 2021 MOVCA Selected Media Postings

Compiled by Cindy Taylor

Appearing online in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel:

June 21, 2021 Community News, staff report

“Out MOV invites community to Parkersburg celebration”

June 15, 2021 Local News Article by Brett Dunlap, reporter

“Mountwood Park sees flooding after heavy rainfall”

Appearing on-line in the Charleston Gazette-Mail:

June 23, 2021 Op-Ed by Cindy Rank, Rock Cave, chair the Extractive Industries Cmte of WV Highlands Conservancy

“Cindy Rank: Pipeline needs more inspectors”

June 18, 2021 News article by Mike Tony, Staff writer

“Manchin’s influence in infrastructure package talks looms over hopes for sweeping investments in energy transition”

Tuesday June 8,  2021  Op-Ed by Eric Engle

“Eric Engle: Manchin’s stance on For the People Act nonsensical”

Appearing on-line in The Bargain Hunter (Weekly news magazine serving Ohio Counties: Holmes, Tuscarawas, Wayne, and the surrounding area. Stark, Medina, Summit and Cuyahoga):

June 4, 2021  Column by Dr. Randi Pokladnik

“Spills are threat to surface water in Ohio”

Appearing on-line on Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) or Hoots and Hollers(blog)  

June 14 , 2021 blog Article

“Talking to EPA on Chemical Plant Safety and Your Community”

June 9, 2021  Blog Article

“Chemical Plants and Protecting Your Community: Speak Up to EPA”

Appearing on-line on Ohio River Valley Institute :

June 24, 2021  Article by Sean O’Leary

“FIDdlesticks: Why PTTGC can’t make up its mind”

June 15,  2021  Article by Eric de Place

Fact-Checking Fitzgerald on Fracking

June 14, 2021  Article by Eric de Place

“The Future of the Ohio River Is in Sri Lanka”

June 14, 2021  Article by Ted Boettner

“REGROW Act Could Provide $1.7 Billion to Clean Up Hazardous Wells in Appalachia”

June 7, 2021  Article by Eric Dixon

“Appalachia Could Address Poverty and Build Worker Power by Reforesting Mine-scarred Land”

Appearing on-line in WV Public Broadcasting and WOUB (PBS):

June 24, 2021 Energy & Environment News Article by Shepherd Snyder (text & audio)

“Water Protection Project in Jefferson County Aimed At Environment, Safety, Green Jobs”

June 15, 2021 Energy & Environment Article by Eric Douglas. Text and audio

“Rising CO2 Levels Could Change W.Va.”     Interview w. Professor Cartwright, Science & Meteorology at Marshall U.

Friday, June 11, 2021 News Article by Curtis Tate / Ohio Valley ReSource

“West Virginia Coal Plants Need Upgrades. Three States Will Decide Their Fate”

Thursday, June 3, 2021 Energy & Environment News Article by Eric Douglas (text & audio)  

“Book: ‘Holding Back The River’ Looks At American Waterways”

Tyler Kelley interviews Eric Douglas, author of Holding Back The River

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 News Article by Liam Niemeyer / Ohio Valley ReSource

“The ‘Beef’ With Beef: Cattle, Climate Change, And Alternative Meat”

Available on-line at West Virginia Rivers:

June 24, 2021 Article and links to WV Stream Watch Training video and other resources

“New WV Stream Watch App Helps Citizen Scientists Document Water Pollution”

June 23, 2021 documentary video by WV Rivers

“Mountain Valley Pipeline: 50 Violations to Water Quality Standards”

June 15, 2021 Article and links for Action to submit comments to WVDEP

“Your comments Needed on Mountain Valley Pipeline – Act by June 22”

Available on-line on ReImagine Appalachia 

Check out resources available under Local Grassroots at

 And resources under Local Officials at

Find the Blue Print and Jobs Studies Policy Briefs for WV, PA, and OH (by the PERI Institute)  for Reimagine Appalachia at 

Available on-line on West Virginia New Jobs Coalition 

Link for THRIVE Jobs Report for WV

Appearing on-line Ohio Valley ReSource:

“AppalachAmerica” New Podcast  (began March 26, 2021) Hosted by Jeff Young and reporters at the Ohio Valley ReSource . See episode description and links:

June 14, 2021 “Episode Eight: Imaging A New Appalachia”

May 27, 2021 “Episode Seven: Gas Pains”

May 20, 2021 “Episode Six: The Long Arc of the ARC”

May 6, 2021 “Episode Five: Buried History”

April 29, 2021 “ Episode Four: The Energy Switch”

April 22, 2021 “Episode Three: Major Change for Miners”

April 15, 2021 “Episode Two: ‘Power and Powerlessness’”

April 6, 2021 “Episode One: Climate Change in Coal Country”

March 26, 2021 “Introducing: Welcome to AppalachAmerica

Omitted from May media report:

May 28, 2021  Energy and Environment article by Curtis Tate

“Appalachian Coal Is A Major Source Of Methane, A Potent Greenhouse Gas”

Appearing on National Public Radio (NPR):  

June 24, 2021  Feature by Dan Charles (text and 4-minute audio) Heard on All Things Considered

“For The Climate And Fairness, Take Buses And Sidewalks Before Electric Cars”

June 23, 2021 Environment Feature by Dan Charles (text and 4-minute audio) Heard on All Things Considered

“Bringing Back Trees To ‘Forest City’s’ Redlined Areas Helps Residents And The Climate”

June 22, 2021 Environment Feature by Dan Charles (text and 4-minute audio) Heard on Morning Edition

“What’s The Best Way To Help The Climate And People, Too? Home Improvement

June 21, 2021 Environment Feature by Dan Charles (text and 5-minute audio) Heard on Morning Edition

“The White House Wants To Fight Climate Change And Help People, Cleveland Led The Way”

June 15, 2021 Energy News Article (Associated Press)

“Biden’s Ban On New Oil & Gas Leases is Blocked By A Federal Judge”

June 13, 2021 Special Series: Environment and Energy Collaborative. Article by Jeff Brady

“Tackling ‘Energy Justice’ Requires Better Data. These Researchers Are On It”

June 8, 2021 Special Series: Environment and Energy Collaborative. Article by Jeff Brady. Audio Morning Edition.

“ ‘Energy Justice’ Nominee Brings Activist Voice To Biden’s Climate Plans”

Appearing online on Battery Storage News:

June 15, 2021  Solar Article by BATTNEW

“Bill Gates farm in Ohio could become giant Savion solar farm”

National Attention:

Online on NBC News:

June 3, 2021 Article by Sahil Kapur with video link

“’Five-alarm fire’: Liberals use Jan.6 panel blockade as rallying cry to abolish filibuster”

  100+  organizations signed Letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calling on end to the filibuster. MOVCA signed as a member of The Declaration for American Democracy Coalition (DFAD).