Suggested Readings for November 2023

MOVCA Selected Media Postings October 2023

Compiled by Cindy Taylor

Appearing online in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel:

October 14, 2023 Business News by Evan Bevins, Staff Reporter

“Mid-Ohio Valley officials react to Appalachian Hydrogen Hub Announcement”

October 14, 2023 Business News by Steven Allen Adams

“West Virginia officials, skeptics react to Appalachian Hydrogen Hub Announcement”

October 7, 2023  Community News  Staff Report

“Fair Shake Environmental Services readies workshop for Community Democracy Ambassadors’

Available on WTAP:

October 13, 2023 Article by Alex Semancik

“West Virginia selected as Appalachian hydrogen hub’

October 10, 2023 Article by Chase Campbell text and video

“EPA: W.Va, state regulators missed over 300 streams in list of ailing waters”

Available on the Charleston Gazette-Mail:

See articles by Mike Tony, Environment and Energy Reporter:

October 29, 2023 Article by Fred Pace

“PSC Approves Solar Energy Project in Mason County”

October 27, 2023 Article by Mike Tony, Environment and Energy Reporter

“Warning signs loom over fossil fuel-powered Appalachian hydrogen hub’

October 25, 2023 Article by Mike Tony (Eric Engle, board president of Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action. is quoted”

“Appalachian regional hub information leaves renewable energy advocates concerned after Department of Energy-hosted briefing”

October 2023 Op-Ed by Eric Engle (print only- not available digitally)

“Fossil fuels breaking the planet and the bank”

Available on Mountain State Spotlight:

October 20, 2023   Environment Article by Sarah Elbeshbishi

“Millions in federal funding to help West Virginia tackle orphaned and abandoned oil wells doesn’t go far enough”

 Available on

October 13, 2023 News Article by Sabrina Eaton

“Ohio lands projects as part of new Appalachian federal ‘clean hydrogen hub’

Available on Athens County INDEPENDENT:

October 19, 2023 Article by Dani Kington

“ODNR warns of ‘calamity’ as Torch injection wells resume operation pending appeal”

Available on The Appalachian Voice:

October 23, 2023 Article originally published in Public News Service on Oct. 19, 2023

“Activists Rally Over Pending Fracking on Ohio’s State Lands”

October 4, 2023 News article by Nadia Ramiagan, Public News Service

“Report: Blue Hydrogen hype not backed up by science”

Available on Save Ohio Parks:

October 21, 2023 (posted) of Randi Pokladnik’s October 21st Parkersburg News and Sentinel Article with added photo

“Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Corner: Save Ohio Parks”

October 11, 2023  Press release by Melinda Zemper

“Save Ohio Parks Announces October 27 Statehouse rally for State Parks, Climate and Democracy”


Available on Statehouse News Bureau: The Ohio Newsroom

October 18, 2023 News Article by Erin Gottsacker

“Ohio now has more ‘old growth’ forests than any other state. Here’s why that matters”


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

October 27, 2023 Article by Curtis Tate

“PSC Approves 100-Megawatt Solar Farm in Mason County”


October 25, 2023 Article by Curtis Tate

“State Gets EPA Funding To Address ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Drinking Water”


October 19, 2023 Article by Curtis Tate

“Mountain Valley Pipeline Cost Rises to $7.2 Billion, Completion Delayed”


October 5, 2023   Article by Scott Neuman Text and link to audio heard on Morning Edition

“New technology uses good old-fashion wind to power giant cargo vessels”


Available on Ohio River Valley Institute:

October 13, 2023  Statement by ORVI Staff

“Statement on Federal Funding for the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub”

“ARCH 2 Blue Hydrogen Hub Threatens Higher Costs with Few Jobs, Continued Emissions”

Available on WV NEWS:

October 18, 2023 Article by Dan Conant, Founder and CEO of Solar Holler

“Protect solar and West Virginia’s new energy economy”

Available on West Virginians for Energy Freedom

2023 Article about issue of Net Metering  with action link.
“Power companies have a plan to kill solar in West Virginia”

Appearing on-line on ReImagine Appalachia:

October 24, 2023  Article written by Ted Boettner, Senior Researcher at Ohio River Valley Institute

“Getting Unions Connected to Orphaned Well Clean Up: Second Bite at the Apple”

October 24, 2023, 1pm Virtual Event hosted by Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, Appalachian Voices, National Wildlife Federation and ReImagine Appalachia. Description with link to recording and powerpoint.

“Reforesting Mine Lands: How the Forestry Reclamation Approach Works for Coal Communities”

October 14, 2023 10- 4pm  Symposium at Slack Plaza in Charleston, WV

“Sustainability in Motion: Ecovibe Symposium”

October 5, 2023, 3- 5 pm  Event- Listening Session   Description with link to recordings

“ReImagining Shuttered Coal Plants Summit”

Appearing on Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services:

October 25, 2023  Article by Daniel Weimer, Fair Shake Legal Intern

“West Virginia Zoning Case’s Potential Impact on Local Control of Oil and Gas Activities”

“SWN Production Company, LLC V. city of Weirton and City of Weirton Board of Zoning Appeals’

Available on Energy News Network US – Midwest

October 9, 2023 Article by Kathiann M. Kowalski

“Cleveland green bank aims to bring clean energy to underserved communities”

 October 5, 2023 Article by Kathiann M. Kowalski

“How efforts to restrict democracy in Ohio also make it harder to fight climate change”

 Available on Senate Committee On Energy & Natural Resources:

October 13, 2023 News announcement

“Manchin Announces West Virginia Selected as New Home of Appalachian Hydrogen Hub”

Available on Time,com:

October 13, 2023  Climate Policy Article by Matthey Daly and Marc Levy, AP

“Biden Awards $7 Billion for Clean Hydrogen Hubs to Help Replace Fossil Fuels”

Available on E & E NEWS by Politico:

October 19, 2023 Article by Carlos Anchondo

“Mountain Valley pipeline delayed: 4 questions answered”

Available on

#StopMVP Solidarity Month.  News, Descriptions and Opportunity to join Actions and links to videos

“Stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline”

Available on Inside Climate News:

October 20, 2023 Fossil Fuels article by Jon Hurdle

“Research by Public Health Experts Shows ‘Damning’ Evidence on the Harms of Fracking”

October 12, 2023 Inside Clean Energy article by Dan Gearino with link to research article published in Nature

“A Reality Check About Solar Panel Waste and the Effects on Human Health”

Available on The Guardian:

October 27, 2023 PFAS Article by Tom Perkins

“New ‘forever chemicals’ polluting water near North Carolina plant, study finds”

October 11, 2023 Article by Stephen Starr

“ ‘A sacrifice zone’: East Palestine’s wastewater is flooding into this Ohio community”

Available on the Wilderness Society:

October 23, 2023 Article by Nick Kohomban

“How can we work together to protect our forests? A federal program provides a model.

Available on Concerned Health Professionals of NY:

October 19, 2023 Announcement with link to download the 9th compendium.

“Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating risks and Harms of Fracking and Associated Gas and Oil Infrastructure, Ninth Edition, October, 19, 2023”

Yale Program on Climate Change Communications:

Newest REPORT on findings from national Survey conducted by Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communications.  Links to report and Executive Summary.

Climate Change in the American Mind: Beliefs & Attitudes, Spring 2023