Climate Corner: It’s time for us to reimagine Appalachia

May 29, 2021 George Banziger Parkersburg News and Sentinel People in the Appalachian region have for generations assumed that good-paying union jobs had to involve the sacrifice of their health–even their lives–in extractive industries such as coal. New… Read More

Repurposed – Solar energy project shows great promise

Editorials  May 29, 2021 An experiment is in the works in southwest Virginia and Tennessee, that might have far-reaching benefits for the rest of coal country. A Nature Conservancy preserve that spans parts of Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee… Read More

Which option do we choose?

Parkersburg News and Sentinel Letters to the editor  May 22, 2021 Aaron Dunbar I was quite interested to read “Honest environmental talks,” Christina Myer’s May 15 column in the News and Sentinel. Myer’s piece deals with the subject… Read More

Climate Corner: Carbon capture sequestration technology won’t solve crisis

May 22, 2021 Parkersburg News and Sentinel Randi Pokladnik In its current state, carbon capture is another false promise when it comes to addressing the urgent need to decrease carbon dioxide emissions. The very industry that is a… Read More

Climate Change and the H-Word

Marietta Times Letters to the Editor  May 19, 2021 Aaron Dunbar I have a confession to make: I just finished eating a double bacon cheeseburger. I drive a car. I’m writing this on an iPhone. I’ll later edit… Read More

Climate Corner: Companies use law as a weapon

May 15, 2021 Aaron Dunbar By now I probably don’t have to tell you that a year is a very long time to spend cooped up in the house. For human rights lawyer Steven Donziger, however, that… Read More

Honest environmental talks

May 15, 2021 Christina Myer Editor Making progress in doing what is right for the environment isn’t simple. We have heard for years the critics of a switch to electric vehicles worried about mining the rare earth… Read More

Climate Corner: Methanol facility a bad idea for valley

May 8, 2021 Eric Engle The company West Virginia Methanol, Inc. submitted a permit application in November 2020 to build a facility in Pleasants County on a former carbon black site along the Ohio River. The West… Read More

Recommended readings for May 2021

April 2021 – May 2, 2021  MOVCA Selected Media Postings Compiled by Cindy Taylor Appearing in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Monday, April 19, 2021  Community News by Madeline Scarborough, Staff Reporter “Volunteers, wildlife refuge workers take to… Read More

Solutions exist outside of fear mongering

By Eric Engle May 1, 2021 The Charleston Gazette-Mail. Top of Form Bottom of Form The scare tactics being deployed by the fossil fuels and derivative industries, their lapdog politicians and their loyal pundits are laser-focused on West… Read More