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In the Coal River Valley

October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

A short film featuring Junior Walk from the Coal River Valley. The film explores his life growing up in the Coal River Valley in southern West Virginia and is part of a series about fossil fuel extraction throughout West Virginia called “In the Hills and Hollows” Produced and filmed by: Keely Kernan Music by: Keely Kernan Sponsored in part by the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and the Civil Society Institute. In the Hills and Hollows “In the Hills and Hollows” is a series of short films about fossil fuel extraction in West Virginia. The series is produced and filmed by [...]

Voices from the Environment: The Elk River Accident – An interview with Mari-lynn Evans

January 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Voices from the Environment: The Elk River Accident – An interview with Mari-lynn Evans Voices from the Environment: On January 9, 2014, there was a chemical spill caused by a coal company called Freedom Industries in Charleston, West Virginia. This accident allowed several thousand gallons of a chemical called 4-methylcyclohexane methanol to spill into the Elk River just upstream from American Water’s, supposedly clean water, intake system. American Water is the supplier of drinking water to over 300,000 people in West Virginia. Governor Tomblin issued a warning several hours [...]

A Public Conversation With The Honorable Chuck Nelson, Activist.

October 1, 2013 // 3 Comments

A Public Conversation With The Honorable Chuck Nelson, Activist. CONNECTING MORE OF THE DOTS: Coal, Oil, Natural Gas (Methane) Speaking from Somerset, Boston, in preparation for a rally to shut down the Brayton Point Power Plant, Massachusetts, Chuck Nelson, tells us, in very human ways, about his 29 years as an underground West Virginia COAL MINER and of his activism to end fossil fuels, of his advocacy for sustainable, renewable energy methods and his hopes for stopping the yearly carnage of sickness and death that the continuing usage of coal causes. Hear him talk of the 23,000 deaths/year [...]