Suggested Readings for October 2021

September 2021- October 4, 2021 MOVCA Selected Media Postings

Compiled by Cindy Taylor

Appearing online in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel:

 September 25, 2021 Letter to Editor by Mason Witzler, Parkersburg, WV

“Support budget reconciliation bill”

Tuesday, September 21, 2021     Business article by Steven Allen Adams

“West Virginia reopens public comment period on power plant improvements” Comes after Kentucky, Virginia reject plans

Appearing on-line in the Charleston Gazette-Mail:

September 30, 2021 Energy and Environment Article by Mike Tony

“Panel discussion highlights how to bring climate change science to West Virginians”

September 23, 2021 Op-Ed by Rick Wilson, American Friends Service Committee

“Rick Wilson: The spaceman and the world we’ve got”

September 21, 2021 Op-Ed by Delegate Evan Hansen, D-Monongalia, member of the Coal Community Workshop and the Energy and Manufacturing Committee

“Evan Hansen; Once-in-a-generation opportunity for West Virginia”

September 17, 2021 Op-Ed by James Van Nostrand, Director of the Center for Energy & Sustainable Development at WVU College of Law  

“James Van Nostrand: Time for the PSC to protect WV ratepayers”

September 5, 2021 Op-Ed by Perry Bryant, one of the founders of the West Virginia Climate Alliance  

“Perry Bryant: We can’t hit pause on climate crisis”

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

September 22, 2021 Energy and Environment News Article by Curtis Tate (Text and Audio)

“Will West Virginians Pay The Full Cost To keep 3 Coal Plants Alive?”

September 7, 2021 Energy and Environment Article by Catherine Venable Moore   (Text and Audio)

“WVPB Reports Tackle ‘Coal and the Way Forward’ in A New Radio Series”

Available on West Virginia Climate Alliance  :

Posted September 24, 2021  Short Video by the West Virginia Climate Alliance. Description and links to video and the August 24, public forum, “Climate, Jobs and Justice”. See 

“VIDEO: In Pursuit of Climate Justice” direct YouTube link below:

Appearing on-line on Ohio River Valley Institute :

October 4, 2021 REPORT by Sean O’Leary  (Note: Password protected posting.)

Carbon Capture, Use and Sequestration Would Decarbonize the Electric System . . . in the Worst Possible Way

 Report outlines the profound drawbacks of CCUS, emphasizing that the expensive, largely untested technology would impose serious costs on electricity customers if adopted at scale

September 29, 2021 Article  with links to REPORT by Ted Boettner

“A Stronger Appalachian Regional Commission Vital to Economic Progress”

Report: A Stronger Appalachian Regional Commission Vital to Economic Progress

September 28, 2021 Article by Ben Hunkler

“ORVI Insider #24: A New Civilian Conservation Corps Could Employ Thousands”

September 15, 2021 Article  and link to REPORT by Ted Boettner

“A Big Civilian Climate Corp is Vital for Economy and Appalachia”

September 2021 REPORT by Ted Boettner and Stephen Herzenberg

A Big Civilian Climate Corps is Vital for the Economy and Appalachia

Available on the WV State Journal:

September 19, 2021 Op-Ed by James M. Van Nostrand, Center for Energy & Sustainable Development, WVU College of Law

“Manchin could deliver big benefits for working families by supporting this one budget provision”

Available on Coal Valley News

September 1, 2021 “Editorial: Other states moving away from WV’s coal-fired electricity”

Available on WV

September  9, 2021 Staff Report

“North Central West Virginia businesses among those to receive USDA funding for energy improvements”

Available from West Virginia Center on Climate Change :

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 7-8PM 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

“Climate Change, Local Communities, and a Fair Transition”  

  Speakers/Panelists: Jamie Shinn, PhD, Assistant Professor of Geography WVU; Nicolas Zegre, Professor of Forest Hydrology WVU; Angie Rosser, WV Rivers, is panelist

Recording available at:

Available from ReImagine Appalachia :  

September 30, 2021 Article by Jessica Arriens and Natalia Rudiak

“How are ReImagine Appalachia’s Priorities Reflected in the Federal Infrastructure Packages?”

September 9, 2021 Article by Natalia Rudiak with link to video

“Over 100 Local Elected Officials Support ReImagine Appalachia’s Climate Infrastructure Plan”

Thursday, September 2, 2021 2pm. Zoom webinar celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain:

“The Legacy of Mine Worker Organizing: Our Region’s Workers Can Lead Today’s Fight for a New Deal That Works for Us” (Focusing on The PRO Act and rebuilding a movement that would give a second new deal and make investment in Appalachia.). Available for viewing at this link:

Available on Appalachian Voices   / Blog “Front Porch”:

September 14, 2021 Article by Erin Savage

“Tell White House officials that coal mine cleanup must be a priority”

Available by Solar United Neighbors (SUN) and the Energy Democracy Project:

September 2021 RESOURCE released

 People’s Utility Justice Playbook, an initiative of the Energy Democracy Project 

 A resource designed to expose utilities’ tactics attempting to slow or stop progress toward economic and climate justice

Available from Green New Deal Network:

September 22, 2021 Press Release about new REPORT from Green New Deal Network

“Release: What’s at Stake – Build Back Better Plan”

REPORT link:

Available on Science and Environmental Health Network :

Friday, September 17, 2021 11:30AM  – 1PM Zoom Event hosted by The Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN) and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)

“Carbon Capture and Storage Briefing”  Recording  titled “Carbon Capture & Storage, The Scientific Facts” available:

Sandra Steingraber, Mark Jacobson, Ted Schettler, M.D. and Martha Dina Arguello lay out the facts about carbon capture and storage. Moderated by Carolyn Raffensperger (SEHN)

September 16, 2021 Articles by Carolyn Raffensperger, Ex. Director, and Peter Montague, board Member and Fellow

“The Networker September 2021: The Fossil Fuel Industry’s New Rube Goldberg Scheme”

September 14, 2021 Article by Carolyn Raffensperger, Ex. Director, and Peter Montague, board Member and Fellow

“Facts About Carbon Capture and Storage”

See listing of articles:

See also Resources available on Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)

Available on BlueGreen Alliance: 

September 22, 2021 Article about “EVs Are Coming” Webinar Event with link to recording.

Sen. Stabenow, Reps. Dingell and Kildee, Administration Leaders Join BlueGreen Alliance Webinar on Strengthening Auto Manufacturing and Building Good Jobs in the Shift to Electric Vehicles

Available on REUTERS:

September 28, 2021 Energy Article by Scott Disavino

“Explainer: U.S. Appalachia gas pipeline projects go by the wayside”

Available from Stop the Money Pipeline

See Resources available at these links:

“ Fossil Finance frequently Asked Finance Questions” 

“Move your money: Align your Money with your Values” 

See Interfaith Power & Light  “A Religious Response to Global Warming”

Many resources available


Available on Common Dreams:

October 4, 2021 Article by Jessica Corbett

“Global Religious Leaders, Scientists Issue Joint Call for ‘Radical’ Climate Action”

September 14, 2021 News Article by Kenny Stancil

“2,180+ Scientists Worldwide Demand ‘Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty’ “

Podcasts available from The Heinz Endowments:

“WE Can BE: Stories of Communities & Possibility” podcasts–

September 29, 2021 (We Can Be S04E)09)

The New Climate War author Michael Mann & the fight to take back our planet

September 22, 2021 (We Can Be S0EP08)

“Appalachia’s battle b/w wish & hope w/ energy industry researcher Sean O’Leary, Ohio River Valley Institute”

September 15, 2021 (We Can Be S0EP07)

“Environmental Health News investigative reporter Kristina Marusic uncovers hard truths & arms public w/ facts”