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Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 28, 2017
It Takes Water to Renew WV – Part 3
Read part 1 here, part 2 here. Another catastrophic event occurred less than a year later in West Virginia. In October, 2009, most of the fish and other aquatic life in the 28 mile length of Dunkard Creek were killed by a toxic bloom of golden algae spoiling the area for fishermen and picnickers. An EPA investigation […]More
Issues: MCHMWest VirginiaWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 28, 2017
It Takes Water to Renew WV – Part 2
While some water quality issues have developed over decades, like those related to coal waste impoundments and underground injection of coal sludge, other incidents are the result of a sudden, catastrophic failure.More
Issues: PollutionWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 28, 2017
It Takes Water to Renew WV – Part 1
Take Action Now: WV House Set to Vote on Toxic Water Bill Tomorrow, 3/1. Call Your Delegate Now. Details in this blog, plus more on water.More
Issues: WaterWest Virginia
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
Issues: MCHMWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Dec 12, 2016
Remembering Ken Hechler: Champion of the People
Ken Hechler, RIP. Union supporter, environmentalist, statesman, writer, historian, teacher, husband, father and add one more label—civil rights activist. Dear Ken, we know that you, of all people, have earned your eternal rest. Well done. You will be sorely missed.More
Issues: Black lungCoalMine safetyMountaintop removalRacial inequalitySocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Dec 7, 2016
Don’t Just Rage—Donate! Your Support Makes Our Work Possible
You can feel proud to be a member of such a tenacious, hard-working environmental group. I know that OVEC wouldn’t have become such an effective organization without your loyal support, your time, your presence at events and, importantly, your tax-deductible contributions—adding up to victories both small and large. You carried the day in 2016. However, our work is far from over. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Aug 18, 2016
Latest Victims of Climate Chaos
Still denying the reality of climate change? In case you haven’t seen this in the news…according the New York Times, this past January, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development “announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change.More
Issues: Climate changeextinctionfloodsfossil fuelsRenewable energywildfire
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jun 1, 2016
You Did It!
You did it! YOU DID IT! Together WE did it! Thank you for the out-pouring of generosity to help OVEC meet its $20,000 challenge grant goals.More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet May 27, 2016
OVEC Reaches Matching Grant Goal!
Together, we did it! Thank you! With the generous support of OVEC’s donors/members, from on-line donations, cash, checks and pledges, you all have helped us meet and exceed the $20,000 challenge grant goal from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. Whether you donated $10 or $500, your gift has already made a difference! More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet May 3, 2016
Great Gibson Custom Guitar Up for Grabs
This Gibson Custom guitar, built with sustainable Chechen wood, is in excellent condition and ready to be played. It was built in 1994 and is signed by the builders, master luthiers Ren Ferguson and John Walker.More
Issues: Fracking
Hoots and Hollers Janet Apr 6, 2016
Double Your Impact: Donate for Our Challenge Grant
For each and every donation that we receive between now and June 1, OVEC will receive a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $20,000! In other words, to be eligible for this $20,000 gift, we must raise $20,000. Please donate here.More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 17, 2015
Exploding Bakken Crude: People Evacuated. Crude in River?
West Virginia’s over-reliance on dirty, dangerous fossil fuels guarantees more disasters, more toxic pollution of our precious, vital water resources, increases to on-going threats to public health and safety, and threatens the very future of planet Earth due to climate disruption. This is beyond common sense when clean, renewable solar and wind energy are off-the-shelf technology becoming increasingly more competitive with coal, gas and oil with the added benefits of thousands of new jobs along with greater safety for the public.More
Issues: EnergyMarcellus shalePollutionWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 15, 2015
Sample Comments on AboveGround Storage Tank Bill
If you need some inspiration to draft your own note to send the committee considering the Aboveground Storage Tank Act , here's a sample letter, as well as e-mail addresses for the committee.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksCoalFreedom IndustriesHealthMarcellus shaleWaterWest VirginiaWV American WaterWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jan 7, 2015
Janet Keating: Intro to Tele-Press Conference on Water Crisis Anniversary
Citizen groups, many who currently participate in the West Virginia Safe Water Roundtable, including OVEC, still have concerns about the long-term safety of our water supply.More
Issues: Freedom IndustriesMCHMPollutionWaterWV American Water
Fylde Single Malt
Hoots and Hollers Janet Nov 9, 2014
OVEC Fire Sale! Hot! Hot! Hot!
OVEC is having a fire sale. Seriously. It’s a guitar sale that resulted from an unfortunate house fire. Thankfully the homeowners escaped injury, but most of their possessions did not—except for some beautiful handmade guitars.More
Issues: Marcellus shale
Hoots and Hollers Janet May 30, 2014
Migwetch! Sharon Day and Barb Baker-larush Complete the Nibi Walk for the Ohio River!
981 miles of steps for the Ohio River during the Ohio River Nibi walk! They did it! Thank you, Ojibwe women, Sharon Day and Barb Baker-larush for every loving step you took with each step a healing prayer!More
Issues: FaithWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jan 31, 2014
Remembering Elinore Taylor
I can’t remember a time when Elinore Taylor wasn’t associated with OVEC. If you go to our website and type in her name, you will find page after page of results. Elinore was everywhere present in OVEC’s activities and organizational development. Hers was a welcoming smile at board meetings, protests, and public hearings including events that she initiated. Behind that warm smile was not only a friendly, caring woman, but also a dedicated, determined defender of “the least of these, my brethren.”More
Issues: Clean electionsFaithMountaintop removalSocial justice
Water Unites Us!
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jan 31, 2014
Anita Wotiz, former WV native responds: I’m From West Virginia and I’ve Got Something to Say About the Chemical Spill
Having lived in West Virginia for 5 years and graduating (long ago) from Huntington High School, the state and its people are often in my thoughts and always in my heart. Last week I received an email from a friend of a friend who lives in West Virginia and was forwarding an article about the recent chemical spill. She commented that the article expressed many of her questions from the past 35 years she has lived in the state, but she had never felt the rage expressed by the author.More
Issues: MCHMMountaintop removalSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jan 10, 2014
OVEC ED Statement on Leak / Water Emergency
The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) extends its concern to people and communities impacted by yesterday’s release of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol. More than a day and a half after people first noticed the odor that alerted officials to the leak, the smell still lingers near downtown Charleston, though, due to health-department-ordered shutdown of restaurants, there are few people downtown.More
Issues: MCHMSludge Safety ProjectWV American Water
Fundraising goal
Hoots and Hollers Janet Nov 15, 2013
Help Us Reach Our Year-End Fundraising Goal
We have a lofty goal of raising $25,000 in memberships and grassroots donations by December 31. We can do this, with your help.More
Issues: Mountaintop removal
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