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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!

Newlsetter OVEC Mar 30
Winds of Change, Spring 2017
On January 19, FERC (the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) approved the Leach Xpress pipeline. This 36-inch, high pressure pipeline for fracked gas would bore under the Ohio River near Camden Park in the Huntington area. Starting on page 4, read about this and the 8 other large-diameter pipelinesMore
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 24
WV’s Fossil Fuel Industries’ Wicked Water Ways Well Illustrated One Day After #WorldWaterDay
One day after #WorldWaterDay, the two fossil fuel industries that so obviously have so many state politicians in their pocket gave us yet another example of the grave threat these industries pose to clean water and human health. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 22
OVEC’s 30th Birthday Bash Weekend
This year, OVEC turns 30 and we hope you can join us for our 30th Birthday Bash Weekend. After all, all work and no play makes one crabby. Come on out to celebrate, agitate, recreate, and appreciate one another.  The weekend’s events start on Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m. with our 20th Treehuggers’ Ball and 30th […]More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 22
Birthday Bash Weekend: Bird Watching Hike at Greenbottom with Experienced Guides
As part of OVEC’s 30th Birthday Bash Weekend, spend a memorable morning at Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area, one of the most popular birding areas in West Virginia, with two experienced Huntington-area birders—Michael Griffith and Janet Keating.More
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Mar 22
Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline Information Sheet
Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline Information SheetMore
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 18
Talking Points on the MX Pipeline DEIS You Can Use to Make Your Own Comments
Here are talking points you can use to make your own comments on the DEIS (draft environmental impact statement) for the proposed Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline.More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Mar 13
Assault of the Ohio River: Waste Dump or Drinking Water? – Part 2
There are no less than nineteen newly proposed pipelines in the Appalachian region and the industry will do what is necessary to get the fracked oil and gas out of the area to export terminals. Several of these pipelines will go under the Ohio River and given the extensive list of pipeline explosions and accidents in the United States, this scenario could result in massive contamination of the drinking water source for millions of people.More
Ohio River
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Mar 13
Assault of the Ohio River: Waste Dump or Drinking Water? – Part 1
The mindset that it was okay to use the Ohio River as a waste repository never really changed. Unfortunately, today the Ohio River has earned the auspicious title of being the most polluted river in the United States and has maintained that title for seven years in a row.More
Action Alert Vivian Mar 10
Comment on Water, Pipelines, Mountaintop Removal, and Save the Dates for Some Fun
People Pressure Works! Keep the Calls Coming on Toxic Water Bill - Pipelines, Compressor Stations and Shale, Oh My! More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 10
Renew WV
What is our energy future? That’s the question addressed in Renew West Virginia, a new publication from OVEC. More
Press Release Vivian Mar 10
OVEC Releases Renew West Virginia Special Edition Newspaper
What is our energy future? That’s the question addressed in a new publication from OVEC. Renew West Virginia examines the health and pollution impacts of the fracking boom, details fracking-related projects proposed for the Huntington area and explores the nationwide growth of renewable energy and related jobs, with a focus on the renewable energy efforts underway here.More

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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 10, 2017
National Academy of Sciences Wants to Hear from You on MTR and Human Health
The National Academy of Sciences study on mountaintop removal coal mining and human health is underway. They want to hear from you! Come out May 22-24 in Charleston.More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 18, 2017
Talking Points on the MX Pipeline DEIS You Can Use to Make Your Own Comments
Here are talking points you can use to make your own comments on the DEIS (draft environmental impact statement) for the proposed Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline.More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 22, 2017
OVEC’s 30th Birthday Bash Weekend
This year, OVEC turns 30 and we hope you can join us for our 30th Birthday Bash Weekend. After all, all work and no play makes one crabby. Come on out to celebrate, agitate, recreate, and appreciate one another.  The weekend’s events start on Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m. with our 20th Treehuggers’ Ball and 30th […]More
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