Suggested Readings for February 2022

MOVCA January 2022 Selected Media Postings Compiled by Cindy Taylor Appearing in The Marietta Times: Sunday, January 2, 2022  West Virginia News article “West Virginia grants key permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline” Appearing on-line in the Charleston… Read More

Climate advocates won’t be silenced

Marietta Times Jan 31, 2022 Aaron Dunbar A few days ago, I learned that an acquaintance of mine, a whip-smart environmental scientist and educator, would no longer be publishing her long-standing weekly column in a small-town Ohio newspaper…. Read More

Climate Corner: Not all West Virginians are Manchin fans

Jan 29, 2022 Eric Engle In a recent edition of The Charleston Gazette-Mail, President of the West Virginia Manufacturer’s Association Rebecca McPhail, stated “People outside our great state are entitled to their own opinions, but here in… Read More


Jan 31, 2022 Vic Elam Letter to the Editor Marietta Times Often referred to in terms of the wildlife needs of shelter, water, food, and space, habitat also applies to humans.  In ecological terms habitat is often defined… Read More

Climate Corner: Economics, energy and employment

Jan 22, 2022 George Banziger There are certain demographic and economic trends that have been evident for decades in this region of Appalachia and that can be addressed given the opportunities presented by the investment of federal… Read More

We can all make a difference in the world

Jan 19, 2022 In the Bargain Hunter Dr. Randi Pokladnik Seven years ago this month, I started writing columns for the Bargain Hunter. My very first column was about the chemicals in foods. For the past seven years… Read More

Climate Corner: Billionaires won’t save us

Jan 15, 2022 Aaron Dunbar “Amazon won’t let us leave” Last month, these became the final words sent by warehouse worker Larry Virden to his girlfriend Cherie Jones, when a monster tornado collapsed an Amazon warehouse facility… Read More

Suggested Readings for January 2022

November – December 2021 MOVCA Selected Media Postings Compiled by Cindy Taylor Appearing online in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: November, 8, 2021 Opinion by Thomas Minney and Beth Wheatley, The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia “Op-ed: Climate… Read More

Stop issuing fracking permits

Letters to the Editor Marietta TimesJan 10, 2022Maggie Meyer I am a life-long resident of Appalachia. I grew up in West Virginia and for twenty years I have lived in beautiful Marietta, enjoying the local parks and walking them…. Read More

Climate Corner: Tar Sands oil extraction continues to threaten climate

Jan 8, 2022 Randi Pokladnik When President Biden revoked the permit of the Keystone XL Pipeline in January 2021, he stated, “permitting the pipeline would undermine U.S. climate leadership by undercutting the credibility and influence of the… Read More