Current and former Ohio politicians from both parties bow at the altar of fossil fuels

Randi Pokladnik   May 22, 2024 4:30 am Ohio’s Republican politicians will do anything to promote fracking in Ohio. They’ve passed legislation that outlaws protests against oil and gas infrastructure (SB 33); forces Ohio landowners into fracking leases… Read More

Guest column/Fracking, hunting don’t mix — lease should be denied

Nov 4, 2023     Herald Star RANDI POKLADNIK Many hunters are entering wooded areas in Ohio in search of deer, turkey and pheasants. Among the most popular places to hunt are Ohio’s public lands, especially parks and wildlife areas in… Read More

Hydrogen hub isn’t the ‘clean’ energy Manchin portrays (Opinion)

By Eric Engle Nov 1, 2023 Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., recently wrote a very positive op-ed piece published in the Gazette-Mail regarding the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2). In glowing terms, Manchin spoke of the opportunities bestowed… Read More

Guest column/Democracy denied at oil, gas commission meeting

Herald-Star Sep 29, 2023 RANDI POKLADNIK On Sept. 18, about 75 Ohio citizens traveled from all over the state to attend the Oil and Gas Land Management Commission meeting. The meeting was to decide if thousands of acres… Read More

Don’t buy snake oil in form of carbon capture

Charleston Gazette-Mail The idea of carbon capture and storage (aka carbon capture and sequestration or in some cases carbon capture, utilization and storage or sequestration) has captured the imagination of West Virginia’s state and federal politicians. That’s about… Read More

WV needs leaders who will move past fossil fuels (Opinion)

By Eric Engle Jul 26, 2023 Charleston Gazette-Mail 窗体顶端 窗体底端 While homes and businesses in states like Florida, California and Louisiana become uninsurable from the effects of climate change, the fossil fuel industry contributing most to the climate… Read More

Now is the second-best time to act on climate (Opinion)

By Eric Engle Jul 13, 2023 Charleston Gazette-Mail The hottest days on Earth dating back approximately 125,000 years have all occurred in the recent week between July 4 and July 10, according to data from the University of… Read More

State parks, wildlife areas on fracking list

Jun 17, 2023 The Marietta Times George Banziger “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” This quote, is from Dr. Seuss’s 1971 book “The Lorax.” These words may… Read More

A dirty debt ceiling deal

窗体顶端 窗体底端 Many Democrats in Congress, along with the Biden administration, have sacrificed the safety and well-being of West Virginians and Virginians by acquiescing to the whims of Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and economic hostage-takers in the Republican… Read More

There is no viable future for coal

(Opinion)Charleston Gazette-Mail   窗体顶端 窗体底端 As West Virginia political leaders clumsily continue clinging to coal, they’re being forced (at least quietly) to reckon with a hard truth: Coal doesn’t have a viable future. To quote an article from West… Read More