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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 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
“When all the spiritual people become activists and all the activists become spiritual, then we will win” 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 […]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. Father Roy Gene Crist, an Episcopalian priest,  was a wise […]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
Support Our Work: Donate Recent Alerts View this alert online   Today, June 9: Call Congress on Climate 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.  To add more weight to your calls, call […]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
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 8
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
Deep Shale GalleryGalleryHoots and HollersPipeline Gallery Vivian Jun 7
WV Frack Fields Flyover, Part 2: Well Pads and Holding Ponds
Continuing our Marcellus Shale frack fields flyover of Doddridge, Wetzel and Marshall Counties...More
Deep Shale GalleryHoots and HollersPipeline Gallery Vivian Jun 7
WV Frack Fields Flyover, Part 1: Doddridge County and the MarkWest Sherwood Processing Complex
An aerial look at the #fracking massive MarkWest Sherwood processing complex in Doddridge County.More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 6
On June 7, Call Senate on FERC Vacancies to Stop Mega-Pipelines
If we can stop the Senate from restoring a quorum at FERC we can prevent approval of any more fracked gas pipelines. (FERC is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Call your Senators today!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 Janet Jun 6, 2017
New Day & New Time! MU Native American Student Organization Invites OVEC and others to a Water Ceremony, June 9
The MU University Native American Student Organization (MU-NASO) will lead a Water Ceremony (blessing of the Ohio River) this Friday, June 9, 2017. Please join them, OVEC and others in a collaboration for this year's Global Earth Exchange, a project of Radical Joy for Hard Times.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
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