Suggested Readings for June 2023

MOVCA Selected Media Postings May 2023

Compiled by Cindy Taylor

May 3, 2023 Local News by Nancy Taylor

“Innovation, goals discussed at SAI.TECH ribbon cutting”
   An online news release from SAI.TECH Tuesday evening indicated the new Marietta center will be called the Computing Heat Technology Development Recycle Center.

Available on WTAP:

May 29, 2023 Article by Chase Campbell & video.

“Supreme Court rules to strip back clean water regulations”

    Video: Sackett SCOTUS Decision Could Erode Wetland Regulations.

Eric Engle, MOVCA Board President, and Dr. Eric Fitch, MC professor of environmental science, are interviewed and quoted

May 2, 2023 Article by Jacob Krantz and video

“SAI TECH ribbon cutting in Washington County” The site will develop technologies to recycle crypto mining heat for different heating needs such as greenhouse and building heating, as well as poultry industry operation.

Available on the Charleston Gazette-Mail (Available only to subscribers)

See Articles by Mike Tony, Environment and Energy Reporter

Appearing in the Mountain State Spotlight:

May 2, 2023 Environment article by Allen Siegler

“Even with new legislation, it could be years before drinking water in West Virginia is free of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ “

Available on Southeastern Ohio Port Authority: 

May 9, 2023 Article by Jesse Roush

“Port Authority Supports Launch of Heat Capture Research and Development Center”

Appearing on-line on Ohio River Valley Institute

May 16, 2023 Research article by Sean O’Leary

“Regardless of What they Say, Green Hydrogen Will Be Cleaner, Cheaper, and It’s Around The Corner”

May 5, 2023 Article by Nick Messenger

“Measuring the ‘Cost’ of a Disaster”

Available on Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission ORSANCO:

See “East Palestine Ohio Train Derailment Spill Response”

Available  on-line on WV Rivers  :

May 2023 Action Alert with link for making comments. (Comment period closes May 24)

“Tell the EPA you support proposed Drinking Water Standards!”

May 2023 Action Alert with link for making comments. (Comment period closes May 30)

“Tell WV DEP: Protect the health if West Virginians. Reduce PFAS discharges into the Ohio River!”

May 15, 2023 Action Alert with link for making comments

“Action Alert: Tell DC Leaders to Reject the unjust approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline”

Appearing on-line on  ReImagine Appalachia: Check out all events here:

May 23, 2023, 11-3pm and May 25, 11-2pm Community Event (Zoom) Description, Agenda and links to recordings

“Community Benefits Virtual Summit”

Jean Ambrose, MOVCA board member, was one of the speakers on May 25th

May 11, 2023  Press Release posted by Annie Regan

Press Release: Debt Ceiling Proposal a Huge Blow to Appalachia – Would Reverse Course on Climate, Jobs, Clean Energy, Manufacturing”

May 9, 2023, 1-2pm Community Event (Zoom) Description, link to view presentation

“Learn how to use Canva: Communications Workshop”

May 9, 2023, 1-2pm Community Event (Zoom) Description, registration link

“Roundtable Discussion on Broadband in Appalachia”

May 2, 2023 and May 3, 2023 Community Event (Zoom) Description, Agenda, registration link

“Blac Strategy Summit”

Available on The Sierra Club:

May 11, 2023 Press Release presented by Jessica King

“Sierra Club Applauds EPA Proposal to Reduce Climate Pollution from Power Plants”

Available on Sierra Club OHIO:

May 30, 2023  News and Action message. Contact Shelly Corbin

“Fracking Ohio Public Lands Update and Taking Action”

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

May 26, 2023 Article by Curtis Tate and audio

“Officials Break Ground On Form Energy Plant In Weirton”

May 26, 2023 Article by Curtis Tate and audio

“PSC To Hold Hearings on Appalachian Power Request”

May 25, 2023 Article by Curtis Tate and audio by Janet Kunick, WPB

“Pleasants Plant Has Another Potential Buyer, Mon Power Tells PSC”

May 23, 2023 Energy and Environment Article and audio by Shepherd Snyder

“More Than 100 Years Later, American Chestnut could Return to Appalachia”

More Than 100 Years Later, American Chestnut could Return to Appalachia

“PFAS Chemicals Found in 19 Drinking Water Sources”

May 12, 2023 Energy and Environment article by Curtis Tate  Text and audio.

“Groups Ask PSC To Reconsider Approval Of Pleasants Power Station Plan”

May 11, 2023 Feature by Jeff Brady. Text and 3-minute audio as heard on Morning Edition

“An EPA proposal to (almost) eliminate climate pollution from power plants”

May 11, 2023 Energy and Environment article by Curtis Tate  

“EPA Rules Mean Coal Plants Will Have To Capture Carbon Or Shut Down”

May 9, 2023 Energy and Environment article by Curtis Tate  Text and audio link.

“Clean Power In Line To Join West Virginia’s Grid On The Scale Of Coal”


Available on NBC News: 

May 11, 2023 Article by Rose Horowitch

“EPA proposes emissions caps on existing power plants in major climate effort”

Available on Common Dreams:

May 30, 2023 Article by Jessica Corbet

“175 Groups Urge Dems to Reject Debt Ceiling Deal’s Giveaways to Fossil Fuel Industry”

May 29, 2023 Article by Julia  Conley

“Climate Groups Slam Debt Ceiling Deal for MVP Approval and Other ‘Polluter Giveaways’ “

Available on The Guardian:

May 27, 2023 Plastics Article by Tom Perkins

“Recycled and reused food contact plastics are ‘vectors’ for toxins – study”

May 26, 2023  PFAS Article by Tom Perkins

“PFAS levels in ground and air could be higher than expected, research suggests”

May 24, 2023 Plastics Article by Damien Gayle

“Recycled plastic can be more toxic and is no fix for pollution, Greenpeace warns”

May 23, 2023 Plastics Article by Karen McVeigh

“Recycling can release huge quantities of microplastics, study finds”

May 19, 2023  Article by Nina Lakhani

“Fossil fuel firms owe climate reparations of $209bn a year, says study” Groundbreaking analysis by One Earth is first to quantify economic burden caused by individual companies.

May 12 2023 Article by Tom Perkins

“Societal cost of ‘forever chemicals’ about $17.5tn across global economy- report”

May 11, 2023 Article by Oliver Milman

“New US rules could stem emissions from coal and gas power plants”

May 10, 2023 Article by Helena Horton, Environment reporter

“Microbes discovered that can digest plastics at low temperatures”

   See research in Frontiers in Microbiology: 

May 6, 2023  Article by Tom Perkins

“US agency takes unprecedented action to tackle PFAA water pollution”  EPS has ordered chemical company Chemours to stop discharging high levels of the toxic substance into the Ohio River

May 2, 2023 Article by Tom Perkins

“’Toxic trail of pollution’: states step up to curb the use of ‘forever chemicals’”

May 1, 2023  Opinion Feature by Steven Donziger

“Biden is still not doing nearly enough about the climate crisis”

Available on Inside Climate News:

May 28, 2023  Fossil Fuels Article by Jake Bolster

“Environmentalists in Virginia and West Virginia Regroup to Stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline, Eyeing a White House Protest”

May 16, 2023 Science Article by James Bruggers

“Who Said Recycling Was Green? It Makes Microplastics By the Ton”

May 14, 2023 Fossil Fuels Article by Jon Hurdle

“Ohio Environmentalists, Oil Companies Battle State Over Dumping of Fracking Wastewater” Advocates for both sides say public drinking water may be tainted by underground leaks of “produced water.”

May 11, 2023  Inside Clean Energy Article by Dan Gearino

“Red States Stand to Benefit From a ‘Layer Cake’ of Tax Breaks From Inflation Reduction Act”

May 4, 2023 Fossil Fuels Article by Dan Gearino

“Mourning, and Celebration: A Funeral for a Coal-Fired Power Plant”

  About theater and art project, an outdoor play, providing closure about closing of Conesville Power Plant (SE Ohio)

May 1, 2023 Politics & Policy Article by James Bruggers

“Environmentalists Want the FTC Green Guides to Slam the Door on the ‘Chemical’ Recycling of Plastic Waste”

May 1, 2023 Science Article by Phil McKenna

“Eleven Chemical Plants in China and One in the U.S. Emit a Climate Super-Pollutant Called Nitrous Oxide That’s 173 Times More Potent Than Carbon Dioxide”

Available on The Hill:

May 18, 2023 Article by Saul Elbein

“Documents reveal how fossil fuel industry created, pushed anti-ESG campaign”

Available on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

May 23, 2023 EPA Rule Summary, History, and Resources

“Greenhouse Gas Standards and Guidelines for Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants”

May 11, 2023 EPA News Release

“EPA Proposes New Carbon Pollution Standards for Fossil Fuel-Fired Plants to Tackle the Climate Crisis and Protect Public Health”

Available on

May 11, 2023   Article by Scott Waldman

“Manchin attacked EPA’s new rules. They could cost him millions”

Available on The New York Times:

May 28, 2023 Article by Carol Davenport

“You’ve Never Heard of Him, but He’s Remaking the Pollution Fight”

(Richard Revesz, White House Office on Information and Regulatory Affairs)

May 10, 2023 Climate Article by Lisa Friedman

“In a Climate Trade-off, Biden Backs Manchin’s Fossil Fuel Plan”

    Originally published in Society of  Environmental Journalists:

Available on Salon:  (East Palestine derailment featured.) 

May 12, 2023 Article by Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D.

“How Big Oil is manipulating the way you think about climate change” A logic professor explains how a persistent, subtle, fallacy has infected public discussion on climate change.


Available on Science and Environmental Health Network  

May 24, 2023 Feature by Sandra Steingraber, SEHN senior scientist

“The RePercussion Section: On Fracking and Food, Part I”

Available on Marketplace:

May 22, 2023 Feature by Ali Budner      Article and audio link

“The steel sector is carbon-intensive. “Green Steel” could be a game changer.”

Available on Scientific American: 

May 22, 2023  Opinion article by Katharine Hayhoe

“One Planet, Two Crises: Tackling Climate Change and Biodiversity in the Fight for Our Future” World Biodiversity Day reminds us that the profound crises we confront are just different sides of the same coin.

Available on EarthJustice:

April 10, 2023 Feature (omitted from previous month’s listing)

“How Dirty Hydrogen Projects Threaten Our Climate and Health”

Available from NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory, Earth System Research Laboratories”

May 12, 2023 latest research on Estimated Global Daily CO2 ( Estimated as 418.85 ppm)

“Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases” (CCGG)

Available on National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA):

May 12, 2023 NOAA Climate Feature; Monica Allen, Media contact

“Climate: A media resource guide”

May 12, 2023 NOAA Feature

“April 2023 was Earth’s fourth warmest on record”

May 8, 2023 NOAA Feature with link to NOAA’s latest climate report w/ images to download

“U.S. dominated by remarkable warmth so far in 2023” 7 separate billion-dollar disasters have struck the nation.

Available from Yale Climate Connections:

May 30, 2023  ‘Nugget of the day’ Feature by Karin Kirk

“The little-known, massive advantage that renewables hold over coal”

May 24, 2023 Review by Michael Svovoda

“Eight climate comedies for those (too) warm summer evenings ahead” The funniest films about global warming.

May 12, 2023 ‘Eye of the Storm’ feature by Jeff Masters

“April 2023: Earth’s 4th– warmest April on record”

May 11, 2023 Climate Explained Article by Tiffany Means

“Climate change and droughts: What’s the connection?”

May 10, 2023 “Eye on the Storm” feature by Bob Henson

“The U.S. hasn’t seen EF5 tornado in almost 10 years, What’s going on?”