Suggested Readings for September 2021

August 2021 MOVCA Selected Media Postings

Compiled by Cindy Taylor

Appearing online in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel:

Saturday August 14   Uncategorized article

“Hydrogen-powered vehicles: A realistic path to clean energy?”

Saturday August 7/ Sunday August 8, 2021  Local Column by Jean Ambrose, co-chair of What’s Next MOV

“MOV What’s Next: Time to speak up”

ugust 5, 2021 Business article by Steven Allen Adams

“West Virginia PSC approves plan to keep Mitchell Power Plant open”

Appearing on-line in the Charleston Gazette-Mail:

August 15, 2021 Op-Ed by Senator Joe Manchin

“Manchin: Infrastructure deal helps WV, shows Senate isn’t broken”

August 13, 2021  Energy and Environment Article by Mike Tony, staff writer

“WV environmentalists urge Congress to pass climate priorities missing from bipartisan Senate infrastructure deal”

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Energy and Environment News article by Mike Tony, staff writer

“Colorado energy transition plan takes center stage at West Virginia climate webinar”

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Opinion column by Ben Hunkler

“Ben Hunkler: The fossil fuel ship is sinking”

Tuesday , August 10, 2021Op-Ed by Perry Bryant, WV Climate Alliance

“Perry Bryant: Infrastructure deal good for climate”

August 6, 2021  Energy and Environment Article by Mike Tony, staff writer

“WV advocates urge state leaders to capitalize on federal environmental justice push by embracing clean energy’

August 5, 2021  Opinion by Deb Haaland, Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior

“Deb Haaland: It’s time to invest in WV coal communities”

August 5, 2021  Energy and Environment Article by Mike Tony, staff writer

“Gov. Justice appoints former WV Coal Association head to Public Service Commission”

August 4, 2021 Article by Mike Tony, staff writer

“WV Public Service Commission approves keeping Mitchell Plant operational through 2040, electric rate hike”

August 2, 2021 Op-ed by Jason Huffman and Clint Woods

“Jason Huffman, Clint Woods: Manchin gets another shot at cap-and-trade”

Appearing on-line in Columbus Dispatch:

August 10, 2021  Business article by Beth Harville

“Ohio study says water safe despite risk of hydraulic fracturing waste contamination”

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):

August 15, 2021  Column by Dr. Randi Pokladnik

“Women’s health is linked to environmental toxins”

Appearing on-line on The Sierra Club:

August 27, 2021 Press release by Gabby Brown, Sierra Club

“Six Years and $100 Million Later, Ohio Petrochemical Plant Delayed Yet Again”

Appearing on-line on Ohio River Valley Institute :

August 31, 2021 Article by ORVI

“Year in Review”

August 27, 2021 Article by Sean O’Leary

“PTTGCA’s “indefinite delay” reminds Ohio Valley leaders of the need for a viable economic development strategy”

August 27, 2021 Article by ORVI

“Community groups urge U.S. Department of Energy to halt gas, ethane development”

August 24, 2021 Article by ORVI

“How the Department of Energy Can Help Mitigate Economic and Environmental Damage from Petrochemical Development and Fracking” Includes link to view and download O’Leary’s presentation to U.S. Dept. of Energy

August 19, 2021 Article by ORVI

“Finding Opportunity in the Ohio Valley”

August 16, 2021 Article by Eric de Place

“Hydrogen 101” A backgrounder on hydrogen and its uses in the Ohio River Valley

August 5, 2021 Article by Sean O’Leary

“Fewer Jobs, Higher Electric Bills if WVPSC Mitchell Ruling Prevails”

Available on West Virginia Climate Alliance  :

Posted August 11, 2021 Op-Ed by WV Climate Alliance founder Perry Bryant appeared in Charleston Gazette-Mail

“OP-ED: Infrastructure bill good for West Virginia, but more needs done to address climate crisis”

Available on Appalachian Voices / Blog “Front Porch”:

August 31, 2021 Article by Appalachian Voices’ intern team

“Highlights from the Energy Democracy in Action webinar series”

August 17, 2021 Article by Chelsea Barnes

“What the bipartisan infrastructure bill means for Appalachia”

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

August 23, 2021 Energy and Environment News Article by Curtis Tate

“Virginia Regulators Reject Plan to Extend Life of Amos, Mountaineer Coal Plants”

August 16, 2021 Energy and Environment News Article by Shepherd Snyder

“WVU Researchers Work to Make Geothermal Technology Less Expensive, More Reliable”

Available online on Public News Service- WV:

August 24, 2021 Text & Audio by Nadia Ramlagan, Producer. Interview with Perry Bryant WV Climate Alliance

“WV Groups Gather to Discuss Climate Change Risks, Strategies”

Appalachia Channel  Anthony Underwood

“The Eric Engle Show- Week of 7/12/2021


Available on-line on ReImagine Appalachia: 

August 31, 2021 Article about action by Susan Gobreski, Tracy Sabetta, and Renate Pore

“Letters to Congressional Delegation to Support An Appalachian Climate Infrastructure Plan”

Resources available under Local Grassroots at

See Toolkit – Step by Step Guide on How to Pass Resolutions and answers to FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Link provided for Resolution to Reimagine Appalachia and Support a Federal Appalachian Climate Infrastructure Plan

See 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 

Released by U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA):

July 28, 2021 “Renewables become the second-most prevalent U.S. Electricity source in 2020”

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: 

August 9, 2021  United Nations Climate Statement

“UN Climate Change Welcomes IPCC’s Summary for Policy Makers on the Physical Science Basis of Climate Change.”

August 9, 2021 UN Report – Sixth Assessment Report

AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis


August 2021 REPORT released by UNICEF

“The Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing Children’s Climate Risk Index”

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL):

Post July 2021

“Over 500 Organizations Call on Policymakers to Reject Carbon Capture and Storage as a False Solution”

Available online on  Inside Climate News:

August 5, 2021 Article by Dan Gearino 

“Inside Clean Energy: Three Charts that Show the Energy Transition in 50 States” Renewables are up and coal is down most places, at a time of major changes in how we produce electricity.

Available on

“Climate Disinformation Database”

“Welcome to DeSmog’s Climate Disinformation Database, where you can browse our extensive research on the individuals and organizations that have helped to delay and distract the public and our elected leaders from taking needed action to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and fight global warming.”


Available online on Union of Concerned Scientists:

August 27, 2021 Article by Jeremy Martin in Clean Energy Transformation Series

“A Transformative Climate Action Framework for Transportation”

Available online on New Republic (

August 26, 2020 Article by Elliot Haspel

“How Children Can Break the Climate Policy Deadlock”

Available on Common Dreams:

August 26, 2021 by Isabella Devaan

“Why We Urgently Need a Civilian Climate Corp”


Tuesday, August 26, 2021Webinar hosted by ReImagine Appalachia, WV Council of Churches & other partners

“Faith in Action Infrastructure Webinar” Recording available at:

Tuesday August 24, 2021 7:00 – 8:30pm Public Forum hosted by West Virginia Climate Alliance                                                  ( ) Co-sponsored by 20 organizations including MOVCA

“Climate, Jobs and Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future” recording available at:

August 19, 2021      Webinar hosted by Delaware Riverkeeper Network  (PA group)

“Radioactivity in Fracking: Too Hot to Handle”  recording at link below

Award-winning journalist, celebrated author and knowledgeable environmental scientist Justin Nobel, discusses his research into the terrifying levels of radioactivity being produced by fracking for oil and gas.

Wednesday August 11, 7pm Webinar presented by Better Path Coalition (PA)

“Steingraber and Jacobson on Carbon Capture & Storage” Info and links to recordings of all webinars see

 (Note: also had July 28 webinar on “Barging Fracking Waste on the OH River & Fight to Stop it”)

Tuesday August 10, 2021 7-8 PM Zoom Webinar hosted by the West Virginia Center on Climate Change (WV3C), the WVU College of Law Center on Energy and Sustainable Development, and the WV Climate Alliance, (and supported by the Dunn Foundation and by Rafe and Lenore Pomerance). Summer Fair Transition Series (rescheduled July 13 webinar)

“How Can We Secure a Fair Energy Transition and leave No One Behind” Recording available at

 Speaker – Chris Hansen (Colorado Just Transition Plan) Panelists: Ann Eisenberg (SC School of Law) & Evan Hansen (WV)

   See WV3C link for link to article & recording and registration for Sept. 14 Fair Transition webinar

Saturday, August 7, 2021 10:00am  Environmental Justice Program co-hosted by UU Justice Ohio and FaCTOhio

“Connecting the Dots: Planet, People & Power”

Panelists: Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Annette McCoy(NAACP) and Jocelyn Travis (Sierra Club)

Info and registration at

FaCT (Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future)