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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!

Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 20
Racist-in-Chief Trump Must Go. Wait, Then Pence! Prep for Worst: Heed Naomi Klein
Racist-in-Chief Trump Must Go. Of course, Trump's departure won't end racism, won't crush white supremacy. And we'll have Pence then. Yikes! Naomi Klein has great advice for prepping for next steps in Shock politics.More
Hoots and Hollers Robin Aug 4
Please Write a Letter to the Editor: Fend Off Fracking
Write a letter to the editor today. In a nutshell, if you focus on a concern that is near and dear to your property (and heart), name an elected official whom you think can do something about it, and follow the guidelines of your local news service, you are likely to get published. More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jul 31
Sense of Place
Appalachians know a sense of place. More today, than at any time in history, people are speaking up to save the landscapes that they call home. From the First Nation’s tribes trying to halt the destruction of the world’s largest boreal forest in Canada due to Bakken Tar sands development, to the Pacific Islanders trying to save their homes from rising sea levels, people are finding the courage to speak out because of their “sense of place.”More
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jul 24
A “Sign” of the Times
Remember when West Virginia's small family cemeteries were considered sacred space-where our loved ones could rest in peace in the bosom of the earth? Certainly that was before the outrageous mining process known as mountaintop removal.More
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jul 19
Heard Rumors of Access Roads in Your Area?
Landowners may refuse to deal with them and/or refuse access to their property for surveying, but they should notify the oil and gas company in writing (and keep a copy) when they do so.More
Action Alert Vivian Jul 13
You are Needed Out and About In Person and Online
You are Needed Out and About In Person and OnlineMore
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jul 7
Spiritual Convergence in the Time of Climate Change
I heard these wise words from Standing Rock leader Cheryl Angel at a recent conference, Ministry in the Time of Climate Change. This amazing event was organized and hosted in NYC by the Center for Earth Ethics and Climate Reality; it was more of a convergence than a conference.More
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Jul 5
In Memoriam: Rev. Crist and Chris Hale
We were saddened to learn of the passing of two of our amazing allies last week. OVEC staff would like to offer our condolences to the family and close friends of these two, along with the following memories of where their work intersected with ours.More
Newlsetter OVEC Jun 9
Winds of Change, Summer 2017
The Peoples Climate Movement says about 150,000 people attended the Peoples Climate March on the White House on Saturday, April 29—Donald Trump’s 100th day in office. More
Action Alert Vivian Jun 9
Call Congress Today on Climate, Comment on MTR and Human Health, Upcoming Events
If you are discouraged by the thumbs-up West Virginia's Congressional Delegation has given to Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, call them to let them know how you feel. More
Deep Shale GalleryGalleryHoots and HollersMTR GalleryPipeline Gallery Vivian Jun 8
WV Frack Fields Flyover, Part 3: #Fracking Activity and the Fate of Mobley, Wetzel County, WV
The community of Mobley in Wetzel County is just about obliterated, thanks to assorted fracking-related activities.More

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GalleryHoots and Hollers Vivian May 11, 2017
May 10: Aerial View of Location for C-SPAN May 9 Washington Journal Show on Coal
On May 9, C-SPAN's Washington Journal program focused on coal, on location Several of us were on a location that C-SPAN had selected, outside, at a Powhatan Point, OH, Murray Energy facility along the Ohio River. Here are some May 10 aerial shots of that location. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 8, 2017
The Nat’l Academy of Sciences Still Wants to Hear from You on MTR and Human Health
A National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee still wants to hear from you on mountaintop removal coal mining and human health. You can attend a meeting in DC or comment online.More
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Intro to a Dirty Picture Collection
This blog series details the community and environmental impacts and inconveniences which were actually experienced by local residents during the 11-month-long construction of the 30-inch Ohio Valley Connector pipeline in Wetzel County, WV. More
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