Suggested Readings for July 2023

MOVCA Selected Media Postings June 2023

(and a few articles omitted from May’s report)

compiled by Cindy Taylor

Appearing online in The Marietta Times:

June 15, 2023 Local News article by Brett Dunlap

“Muskingum Island to have nine orphaned oil and gas well sites closed off and capped”

Appearing online in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: 

June 6, 2023 Business article by Steven Allen Adams

“Commercial energy consumers weigh in on possible Pleasants Power sale.” West Virginia PSC denies petition to reconsider earlier order.

June 3, 2023 Community News  Staff Report

“Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action recognizes Wood County teacher”

May 18, 2023 Business Article by Evan Bevins, Staff Reporter

“Lingering Concerns. West Virginia announces levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in public water supplies” Several in area exceed proposed EPA guidelines”

Appearing on-line on WTAP:

June 19, 2023 Feature by Chase Campbell   Text and video

“Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge receives funding for orphan oil well clean-up”

June 6, 2023 Feature by Kheron Alston

“Wood County Technical Students install first WV charger on WVU-P campus”

Search for EV charging stations: 

Available on the Charleston Gazette-Mail 

See Articles by Mike Tony, Environment and Energy Reporter: 

June 29, 2023 Article by Mike Tony  

“FERC authorizes remaining Mountain Valley Pipeline construction as environmental groups fight back in court”

June 24, 2023 Article by Mike Tony  

“Economic need for Mountain Valley Pipeline questioned”

Available on Ohio Capital Journal:

June 29, 2023 Article by Nick Evans

“Environmental experts warn fracking on state lands in Ohio is dangerous, economically dubious”

Appearing online in Southeast OHIO:

May 29, 2023  Article by Liz Partsch,

“The Price of Plastic” (Dr. Randi Pokladnik is quoted)

Available on Save Ohio Parks – No fracking on public lands:

June 30, 2023 Article by Cathy Cowan Becker  (includes links to presentations)

“Experts on Risks, Effects of Fracking Speak to State Commission”

June 24, 2023 Article by Mary Huck

“Fracking in Ohio State Parks and On Public Lands Endangers Us All”

Available on Sierra Club Ohio:

May 30, 2023  Local News and Information

“Fracking Ohio Public Lands Update and Taking Action”

Available on-line on WV Rivers  :

June 21, 2023 Zoom webinar: “Recording: PFAS Lunch and Learn”  Speakers: Jeanna Dobson, Scientist; Dr. Alan Ducatman, Professor WVU; Delegate Evan Hansen, Downstream Strategies; Scott Mandirola, WV Dept. of Environmental Protection

Appearing on-line on Ohio River Valley Institute

June 20, 2023 Petrochemicals & Plastics Report by Eric de Place and Julia Stone

“Updated: A Cautionary Tale of Petrochemicals from Pennsylvania”

June 9, 2023 Hydrogen & Carbon Capture Article by Sean O’Leary

“Hint: To do it really, stupidly, you need HYDROGEN!”

Appearing on-line on ReImagine Appalachia:

June 22, 2023 Webinar description, link to recording and resources

“Make it in Appalachia Listen & Learn: Appalachia’s Competitive Edge in Carbon-Friendly Freight Transportation”

June 22, 2023 Article by Dana Kuhnline about New Research  and takeaways after webinar

“New Research: Electrification of Public Transportation Paper Released”

June 20, 2023 Webinar description, link to recording and resources

“Electrification of Public Transportation Paper Release”

June 1, 2023  Article by Annie Regan    Includes a description of the Summit, links to recordings and resources

“Debriefing Our Community Benefits Summit” (Jean Ambrose, MOVCA, was panel speaker on May 25th)

May 30, 2023 Event moderated by Jessica Arriens, Senior Program Manager, Climate & Energy of the NWF

  Description, links to recordings  of Presentations and resources .  Links for taking Action.            

“Farm Bill Policy Roundtable”

May 16, 2023  Article by Rike Rothenstein, Research Assoc. for ReImagine Appalachia  

“Spotlight: Ohio’s Appalachian Community Grant Program – A Blueprint for Appalachia”

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

June 28, 2023 Energy and Environment article by Curtis Tate

“West Virginia Among Top 3 States to Add Clean Energy Jobs In 2022”

Available from Solar Holler 

New June 2020 from Solar Holler – Solar Leasing

Available on Environmental Health Project:

June 12, 2023 Resource Directory by Environmental Health Project (EHP)

“Making the Most of Where to Turn: A Resource Directory”


Available on The New Yorker:

June 8, 2023 Op-Ed by Bill McKibben

“Looking at the White House Through Wildfire Smoke” This week, elected officials can see for themselves why they must get serious about climate Change.

Available on Politico:

June 25, 2023 Energy Article by Benjamin Storrow

“West Virginia bets on hydrogen in gamble to save coal plant”

Available on EarthJustice: (missing from May report)

May 4, 2023  

“Toxic Coal Ash in West Virginia: Addressing Coal Plants’ Hazardous Legacy”

Available from Center for Biological Diversity:

June 1, 2023 Press Release

“Debt Ceiling Deal Stains Biden’s Legacy on Climate, Environmental Justice. Legislation Gives Away Mountain Valley Pipeline, Environmental Law Rollbacks”

Available on E&E News   CLIMATEWIRE: 

June 23, 2023 Article by Benjamin Storrow

“West Virginia bets on hydrogen in gamble to save coal plant”

Available on Common Dreams:

June 29, 2023 Article by Jessica Corbett

“360+ Groups Asked Biden to End Oil and Gas on Public Lands by 2035. His Answer? No.”

June 29, 2023 Article by Jake Johnson

“ ‘We Need to Declare a Climate Emergency’: Deadly Heat and Toxic Smoke Envelop the US”

June 28, 2023 Article by Jessica Corbett

“FERC OKs Completion of ‘Reckless’ Mountain Valley Pipeline”

Available on The Guardian:

June 28, 2023 Extreme weather article by Associated Press

“Global heating making extreme rain and catastrophic flooding more likely”

June 23, 2023 Climate Crisis article by Dharna Noor

“Senate examines role of ‘dark money’ in delaying climate action”

June 22, 2023 Environment article by Jonathan Watts

“Ecological tipping points could occur much sooner than expected, study finds”

June 15, 2023  Article by Mario Ariza for Floodlight   

“Power companies quietly pushed $215m into US politics via dark money groups”

June 15, 2023 Climate crisis article by Oliver Milman

“Fears of hottest year on record as global temperatures spike”

June 1, 2023 PFAS Article by Tom Perkins

“Plastic containers still distributed across the US are a potential health disaster”


Available on Inside Climate News:

June 27, 2023 Justice article by Victoria St. Martin

“ ‘Profit Over the Public’s Health’: Study Details Efforts by Makers of Forever Chemicals to Hide Their Harms”

June 24, 2023 Article by Jake Bolster

“Are Legally Acceptable Levels of Pollution Harming Children’s Brain”  (New Study)

June 23, 2023 Article by Keaton Peters  

“Carbon Credit Market Seizes On a New Opportunity: Plugging Oil and Gas Wells”

May 26, 2023 Article by Bob Berwyn

“James Hansen Warns of a Short-Term Climate Shock Bringing 2 Degrees of Warming by 2050”

Available on United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Undated June 1, 2023

“Summary of Inflation Reduction Act provisions related to renewable energy”

Available on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Dept of Commerce:

June 5, 2023 Updates by NOAA

“Broken record: Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels jump again”

Available on SciTechDaily:

June 18, 2023 Feature by University of LEEDS

“An Unprecedented Rate of Global Warming- Greenhouse Gas Emissions at “An All-Time High” “

Check out: Climate Change Tracker :

Indicators of Global Climate Change (IGCC) :

Available from Our Children’s Trust.  Youth v. Gov.:

June 2023 Press Release by Our Children’s Trust.  Links  to info, view trail Live, videos, actions, etc.

“Historic Climate Trail: Held v. State of Montana    June 12-23, 2023”

Available on  BlueGreen Alliance: 

June 9, 2023 Article about new REPORT by researchers at Dartmouth and Princeton funded by the BlueGreen Alliance.

“The New Math for Wind and Solar Manufacturing Supports Good Jobs and U.S. Manufacturing”

 Report: Effects of Renewable Energy Provisions on the Inflation Reduction Act on Technology Costs, Materials Demand, and Labor

Available from Beyond Pesticides:

June 5, 2023  Article and call to Action- letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Dept. of Interior.

“Take Action: With Butterfly Decline Mounting, EPA Allows Continued Pesicide [sic] Use that Causes Threat”

Available from Third Act:

June 12, 2023 Article  by Cathy Buckley

“Public Utility Commissions 101: A Force to be Reckoned With”

Available from Yale Climate Connections:

June 29, 2023 Article by Neha Pathak

“How climate change harms children’s health”

June 28, 2023 Weather Extremes Article by Dana Nuccitelli

“Global warming is disrupting humanity’s ‘Goldilocks zone’ on Earth”

June 26, 2023 Article by Karin Kirk

“The six big surprises in the Montana youth climate trial”

June 21, 2023 Article by Sarah Wesseler

“Gas stoves are even worse for our health than previously known, new study finds”

June 19, 2023 Climate Explained article by Jesse Nichols, Grist

“Should we pull carbon out of the air with trees, or machines?”

June 8, 2023 Transportation article by Sarah Wesseler

“Electric vehicles alone can’t solve transportation’s climate problems”