Who We Are
OVEC (the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition) formed in 1987 to stop a toxic waste dump/incinerator proposed for a low-income community near Huntington, WV. We won that campaign. By supporting organized voices and empowered communities, we’ve been winning environmental and social justice campaigns ever since. Our members and volunteers are crucial to our work. Join OVEC!
The WV Legislature has declared an all-out war on #water, and we need your help on several bills: details here.
Protect Stream Health – Contact Your Senators NOW! A bill up for vote now in the West Virginia Senate would dramatically undermine protections for streams across the state by changing WV narrative water quality standards, making it easier for the coal industry to get away with pollution that kills life in streams. Contact your Senators ask them remove changes to fundamental water protections in the coal bill, SB 687. More info here.
Call WV Legislators Now: Stop Shameful Bill Attacking Voter Rights. Or click here to send e-letter.
Don’t Just Rage—Donate! Your Support Makes Our Work Possible. Tax-deductible. Local. Effective!
April 28-30: Save the dates now for OVEC's 30th Birthday Bash Weekend, complete with the 20th Treehuggers' Ball. Details here.