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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!

Dec 8 Action Alert Vivian
Thanks for Your Support in 2016! We’ve More to Do This Month, and We Look to 2017
OVEC's staff and Board of Directors extend to you all good wishes for love and joy in the holiday season.
Dec 7 Hoots and Hollers Janet
Don’t Just Rage—Donate! Your Support Makes Our Work Possible
You can feel proud to be a member of such a tenacious, hard-working environmental group. I know that OVEC wouldn’t have become such an effective organization without your loyal support, your time, your presence at events and, importantly, your tax-deductible contributions—adding up to victories both small and large. You carried the day in 2016. However, our work is far from over.
Dec 6 Hoots and Hollers Vivian
December 2016 Rogersville Fact Sheet: List of Deep, Deep Wells Drilled in Our Area
Catch up on the latest info we've found on the Rogersville Shale, including drilled wells we know about at the moment.
Dec 3 Hoots and Hollers OVEC
Youth Environmental Leader Charles Orgbon III Tours MTR Sites with OVEC
"Every step in coal energy use is dirty, from extraction to disposal, and this weekend I got to see it first-hand," youth environmental leader Charles Orgbon, III, writes of his ground tour of mountaintop removal sites.
Dec 3 Hoots and Hollers OVEC
Blood on the Mountain Documentary Screens in LA, NYC, Houston, and DC Theaters
Congratulations to Mari-Lynn Evans and Jordan Freeman on the theatrical release and the great reviews of their documentary, Blood on the Mountain. If you know anyone in D.C., their chance to see it is coming up.
Dec 3 Hoots and Hollers OVEC
Stop Auction of O & G Leasing Rights; Stop #Fracking in the Wayne: Call Now
This December 13 auction will allow the leasing and #fracking of public lands, on 1600 acres of Ohio's only National Forest. Call now!
Dec 3 Hoots and Hollers OVEC
International Mountain Day 2016 is Dec. 11; UNEP Report to Include MTR, OVEC Photo
A UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report on waste management in mountain regions will include a case study on mountaintop removal and an OVEC photo. The report's release coincides with International Mountain Day.
Dec 2 Press Release OVEC
Community Groups Hold Pocahontas Land Corporation Accountable for Water Pollution from Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine in Legal Settlement
Today, corporate landowner Pocahontas Land Corporation agreed in a legal settlement to apply for a Clean Water Act permit for its ongoing pollution at the former White Flame mountaintop removal mine in Mingo County, West Virginia.
Nov 29 Hoots and Hollers OVEC
Nine O&G Companies Want 50-Year “Incidental Take Permit” for 5 Bat Species: Comment!
Comment online or in person. A coalition of nine oil and gas companies will be requesting a 50-year incidental take permit (ITP) to cover potential effects to five bat species from their oil and gas exploration, production and maintenance activities in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The bat species include the endangered Indiana bat, threatened northern long-eared bat, eastern small-footed bat, little brown bat and tri-colored bat.
Nov 26 Hoots and Hollers Pam Nixon
Online Public Meetings: Tell EPA to Write Protective Aboveground Storage Tank Rule
EPA needs to hear loud and clear that the Agency should move as quickly as possible to write and adopt a strong rule to prevent chemical spills from aboveground storage tanks. Come to an online meeting: November 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. eastern time, or December 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. eastern time. Info hear on what to say.
Nov 23 Hoots and Hollers Vivian
Patagonia Donating 100% of Black Friday Sales to Grantee Groups; OVEC is a Grantee
On Black Friday, Patagonia is donating 100% of sales in stores and at patagonia.com to grassroots organizations, like OVEC, working to create positive change for the planet in their own backyards.

OVEC's Featured Flower / Critter / Fungi is back! Click image for larger view

Dec 7, 2016 Hoots and Hollers Janet
Don’t Just Rage—Donate! Your Support Makes Our Work Possible
You can feel proud to be a member of such a tenacious, hard-working environmental group. I know that OVEC wouldn’t have become such an effective organization without your loyal support, your time, your presence at events and, importantly, your tax-deductible contributions—adding up to victories both small and large. You carried the day in 2016. However, our work is far from over.
Nov 20, 2016 Hoots and Hollers OVEC
If You Give Gifts During the Holiday Season, Give Gifts that Give Twice
If you use Amazon for gift giving, try Amazon Smile and link to OVEC. If you figure folks already have too much stuff, give an OVEC gift membership.
Jun 29, 2016 Hoots and Hollers OVEC
#WVFlood Relief Efforts Continue – How to Help; How to Get Help
If you are looking to donate items, time or money to help people harmed or devastated by the June 23 floods that caused state-of-emergency declarations for 44 of West Virginia's 55 counties, here are some updates. #WVFlood
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