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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!

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Help OVEC celebrate our 30th birthday! Take part in our $30 for 30 campaign. Details here

Take Action: Tell Your Senator: Even the DOJ Doesn't Want Another Toxic Prison in Appalachia

Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 12
October 14: Community Meeting on MCHM Water Crisis Settlement; Your Questions Will Be Answered
#wvwatercrisis settlement community meeting on Oct 14, 6:30 p.m. @ Chas Civic Center. Get your questions answered. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 11
David McMahon: WV Lawmakers Must Protect Citizens from Fracking Industry’s Legislative Wish List
WV fracking legislation should protect citizens, and should not be dictated by the fracking industry. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 10
Job Opening: Appalachian Gas Working Group Coordinator
The primary function of the Appalachian Gas Working Group Coordinator is to work closely with the WV Rivers Program Director, OVEC and other AGWG partners’ staff on the overall management of AGWG Strategic Plan and facilitate communication and coordination among the working group and across its teams.More
Action Alert Vivian Oct 7
Our Annual Picnic is October 7; We Hope You Can Join Us
It's today, Saturday October 7. Come on out for our annual member and supporter picnic—30th anniversary edition! There's no need to bring a dish, as OVEC is providing lunch. More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Oct 5
The Outdoor Sports Community Sees the Effects of Climate Instability
Hunters and anglers can lead the battle to slow down the effects of climate change in the same way they lead the nation in the development of laws for wildlife management and conservation our natural resources.More
Press Release Vivian Sep 19
Press Advisory for Sept. 20 Rally at FERC
Activists, homeowners, and farmers from communities nationwide threatened by pipelines and natural gas infrastructure will protest the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) plans to carry out President Trump’s dirty energy agenda. More
Newlsetter OVEC Sep 18
Winds of Change, Fall 2017
For the past four years, OVEC has partnered with the Huntington Boys and Girls Club on Project Plant, teaching kids to grow organic vegetables and to prepare and eat healthy food. And many more articles on MTR, fracking, pipelines, health etc.More
Action Alert Vivian Sep 13
Take Part In September Events Near and Far; What Is the Appalachian Storage Hub Pipe Dream?
Coming up: Our monthly membership meeting, the 30th anniversary edition of our annual picnic, a FERC protest, and more. Plus info about the pipe dream/nightmare that is the proposed Appalachian Storage Hub: OVEC's September 2017 action alert.More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 13
Did You Get a Threatening Letter from MXP or Other Pipeline Corporation? Know Your Rights!
Landowners: Have you had a visit from a pushy representative of a proposed major pipeline such as the Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline? Know your rights! Stand up to pipeline corporation's threats of eminent domain and lawsuits against you.More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 7
OVEC’s $30 for 30 Campaign to Mark Our 30th Year
OVEC turns 30 this year. Times are tough, so we are asking for your help in our $30 for 30 campaign. Become a member. Ask friends to join. Send an extra gift of $30 or more. From now to the end of the year, we have a goal of raising $30,000. More
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 31
Growing a Better Future: Project Plant
OVEC is partnering with the Huntington WV Boys and Girls Club on Project Plant, teaching kids to grow organic vegetables and to prepare and eat healthy food. This project is about so much more!More

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

Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 30, 2017
It’s Not a Done Deal: Say “No!” to Appalachian Storage Hub – Part 1
Planned Chemical Monstrosity Would Bring Skyrocketing Climate Emissions, Public Health DangersMore
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Aug 29, 2017
Tunnel Vision at FERC
As a way to study environmental impacts, looking at the world through a tiny close-up lens is not a good approach.More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 7, 2017
OVEC’s $30 for 30 Campaign to Mark Our 30th Year
OVEC turns 30 this year. Times are tough, so we are asking for your help in our $30 for 30 campaign. Become a member. Ask friends to join. Send an extra gift of $30 or more. From now to the end of the year, we have a goal of raising $30,000. More
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