Suggested Readings For June 2022

MOVCA May 2022 Selected Media Postings

Compiled by Cindy Taylor

Appearing in The Marietta Times:

May 15, 2022 Local Column by George Banziger

“Attendance important at meeting on injection well application”

Appearing online in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: 

May 26, 2022   Community News/Staff Report

“Out MOV readying Pride in the Park” (MOVCA is exhibiting at the event)

May 25, 2022  Local news

“Annual electronics recycling event returns” (held by Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority)

Appearing on-line in the Charleston Gazette-Mail:

May 27, 2022 Energy and Environment Article by Mike Tony

“WV Coal Association urges Public Energy Authority to take part ownership of Pleasants Power Station, examine partial utility ownership”

May 11, 2022 Letter to the Editor by Dean Banziger, Williamstown

“LETTER: Manchin should be praised for climate efforts”

May 10, 2022 Energy and Environment Article by Mike Tony

“Appalachian activists renew calls for federal climate action as time ticks away on current Congress”

May 4 , 2022  Energy and Environment Article by Mike Tony

“West Virginia state legislature leaders all in on federally funded hydrogen hub that critics call a costly gamble”

May 3, 2022 Energy and Environment Article by Mike Tony

“Mountain Valley Pipeline targeted in-service date pushed back again as projected cost soars to $6.6 billion”

Appearing in The Herald-Star:

May 13, 2022    Guest Column by Randi Pokladnik

“Guest column/It’s time for Ohio to embrace solar energy”

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

May 25, 2022  Energy and Environment Article by Curtis Tate

“PSC Approves Mon Power’s Rate Request, Average Bill Will Go Up $9”

May 19, 2022  Energy and Environment Article by Curtis Tate

“More Electricity Will Come From Wind and Solar This Summer”

May 16, 2022 Energy and Environment Article by Curtis Tate

“State To Receive Nearly $4 Million from EPA To Clean Up Brownfields”

April 30, 2022 Article by Brittany Cronin  text and 3 min audio. (missing from April media report)

“How the U.S. wants to make charging electric cars (almost) as painless as pumping gas”

Appearing on-line on Ohio River Valley Institute :

May 10 2022  Article by Ben Hunkler, ORVI

“Charting a Course for Appalachia’s Economic Transition: A Blueprint for Job Growth and Decarbonization”

Available on ReImagine Appalachia:

May 24, 2022 Press statement

“Press Statement: Advocates praise federal guidance for abandoned mine land funding”

Available on-line on The West Virginia Center for Climate Change (WV3C):

Monday, May 16, 2022  Hybrid webinar program hosted by WV3C

“Utility-Scale Solar – A Revolution in Progress”  See links below for description, registration and link to recordings

Appearing on 12 WBOY:

May 17, 2022 News Article by Shayla Klein

“WV Center on Climate Change: The latest on solar”

Available on WV Metro News:

May 29, 2022 News article by Mike Nolting

“Mon Power, Potomac Edison customers can start purchasing solar energy credits”

Available on Appalachian Voices:

May 12, 2022 Article by Ben Boling in The Appalachian Voice

“A Community of Resistance” Three women reflect on eight years of fighting the Mountain Valley Pipeline

May 4, 2022 Article by Dan Radmacher

“Current mine clean-up laws aren’t meeting the challenge of the situation”

May 4, 2022  Call for action. Opportunity to sign petition to President Biden requesting appointing permanent director for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE)

“Tell President Biden: Appoint an OSMRE Director”

NATIONAL ATTENTION & Relevant to our region:

Available on Fractracker Alliance: 

May 13, 2022

“Ohio and Gas Brine in Ohio” by Bill Lyons

Available on The Washington Post:

May 19, 2022 Business Article by Austyn Gaffney and Dane Rhys  Text and 7 minutes audio.

“In coal country, a new chance to clean up a toxic legacy” Waste from abandoned and bankrupt mines has contaminated more than 12,000 miles of waterways. Now states are looking at how to exact critical elements from those waters to try to offset the high cost of cleanup.

WVU, OU, and ORVI research is mentioned; and True Pigments project with OU (Artist John Sabraw) is featured (

Available on The

May 11, 2022 Article by Nina Kakhani (Colorado) and Oliver Milman (NY)

“US fracking boom could tip world to edge of climate disaster” 140bn metric tons of planet-heating gases could be unleashed if fossil fuel extraction plans get green light, analysis shows.

On HBO:   

May 16, 2022 Posted to YouTube   Last Week Tonight with Jon Oliver

“Utilities: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)”  video 25:00

Ohio’s HB 6 and FirstEnergy scandal mentioned


Available on Oil & Gas Threat Map2.0: 

  Created by Earthworks; Clean Air Task Force & FracTracker Alliance

Available from Beyond Plastics:

May 4, 2022  News release about new REPORT The Real Truth About the U.S. Plastics Recycling Rate (w. link to download)

“New Report Reveals that U.S. Plastics Recycling Rate Has Fallen to 5% – 6%

RESOURCE link provided by Beyond Plastics:

“Find An Action That works for You”

10-min. actions; one-hour actions; Deep Dive Actions

Available on Common Dreams: 

May 17, 2022 article by Jake Johnson about new study published in the journal, Environmental Research Letters

“Study Finds Many Existing Oil and Gas Sites Must Be Shut Down to Avert Climate Disaster”

Available on Environmental Health Project.Org: 

Health Impacts & Reporting:

Resources for Parents: 

Available on Americans for Financial Reform (AFR):

May 19, 2022 Article about REPORT by Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFREF)

“Report: Private Equity Ownership of U.S. Power Plants: A Hidden Climate Threat”

Good report summary and download full report at link below

Available on

May  25, 2022 Article by Liza Featherstone

“These Data Nerds Think They’ve Found the Climate Silver Bullet: Nonvoting Environmentalists” The Environmental Voter Project wants to turn infrequent voters who care about the environment into a force that can swing elections.

Available on Inside Climate News:

May 22, 2022 Clean Energy article by Phil McKenna

“International Commission Votes to Allow Use of More Climate-Friendly Refrigerants in AC and Heat Pumps”

The new guidelines could save the equivalent of billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, but the U.S. could prove slow to adopt them.

Available on YaleEnvironment360: published by the Yale School of the Environment

May 19, 2022 Article by Vaclav Smil, professor emeritus at the U of Manitoba, author of 40+books

“Beyond Magical Thinking: Time to Get Real on Climate Change”

May 18, 2022 Article  of Interview with Peter Calthorpe, urban designer

“How Ailing Strip Malls Could Be A Green Fix for U.S. Housing Crisis”