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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 Janet Feb 24
Sobonya Supporting Cancer Creek Bill; Defend Clean Water, Come to Public Hearing Monday
How disappointing that Kelli Sobonya, Delegate from the 18th District (Cabell County), voted to increase cancer-causing chemicals and other toxins into our state’s water by voting for HB 2506 during a session of the House Judiciary Committee!  Isn’t being for clean, safe water a pro-life issue? The WV House has scheduled a public hearing on […]More
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Feb 15
Error 404: WVDEP NOT FOUND
For folks like me, who often have to access the WVDEP website's information, the last two weeks have been a struggle. When we try to use DEP’s online databases, we are greeted with an error message or an ironic image of a sad face. That’s because the DEP’s servers have stopped working and have been down all this time. More
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 15
Oroville Dam Situation Dredges Up Worries Over Coal Sludge Dams
Climate change, unsafe dams, scofflaw coal companies and corporate-controlled government make for ongoing worry. More
Hoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Feb 10
Shale Gas Pads Do Not Belong in Valleys (AKA Hollers)
A recent essay of mine described the Fracking Re-Invasion of Wetzel County,10 years after it began. When shale gas drilling started here in Wetzel County WV in 2007, it had already been causing problems for a few years right across the state line to the north, in Green and Washington counties in Pennsylvania. (12 years […]More
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 10
Air, Noise, and Light Pollution and Fracking
In May 2014, Dr. Michael McCawley, of WVU’s School of Public Health submitted a study titled “Air, Noise, and Light Monitoring Results for Assessing Environmental Impacts of Horizontal Gas Well Drilling Operations (ETD‐10 Project)” to WV DEP’s Division of Air Quality.More
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Feb 10
The Other Side of Combating Climate Change
If we are to avert catastrophic climate change, not only do we need to ramp down greenhouse gas emissions extremely rapidly—we also need to sequester some of the excess carbon dioxide that’s already in our air.More
Hoots and Hollers Robin Feb 9
Keeping FERC at Bay
We need to be vigilant, in making sure that the current political powers do not circumvent or rush approval of another chairman and/or of any pipeline proposals currently in the FERC review process.More
Press Release OVEC Feb 7
Press Release: West Virginia to Improve Oversight of Coal-mining Pollution
A federal review of West Virginia’s oversight of mountaintop-removal and surface coal mining has revealed persistent failures to enforce mandatory protections, such as water-quality standards, designed to protect people and the environment from controversial coal-mining practices.More
Action Alert Vivian Feb 2
Fight the Madness: Go Solar, Meet Up, Make Calls for Clean Water Right Now
Yesterday: House GOP dismantles Obama regulation protecting streams from coal mining debris. Senate Expected to Follow. Take Action!: Senate vote should be mid-morning today! Call now to tell your Senators not to gamble with America's clean water! Better yet, call your Senators and tell them to not gut the Stream Protection Rule.More
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 1
We Need Your Help for the 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair May 20
The 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair happens Saturday, May 20 in Huntington's Central City. The call is on now for participants and volunteers. More

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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 31, 2017
40 Groups To WV DEP: Heed Community When Filling Environmental Advocate Position
40 groups have signed a letter to the new WV DEP chief about the firing and hiring of the agency's Environmental Advocate. More
Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 24, 2017
Sobonya Supporting Cancer Creek Bill; Defend Clean Water, Come to Public Hearing Monday
How disappointing that Kelli Sobonya, Delegate from the 18th District (Cabell County), voted to increase cancer-causing chemicals and other toxins into our state’s water by voting for HB 2506 during a session of the House Judiciary Committee!  Isn’t being for clean, safe water a pro-life issue? The WV House has scheduled a public hearing on […]More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 3, 2017
DEIS for Atlantic Coast Pipeline Issued; Comment Period Underway
Over the coming months, we will add information that will help you craft your comments on the ACP DEIS, so stay tuned. If you want to comment in person, FERC will hold public meetings starting in February. We will post details as we have them. More
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