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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 3, 2016
Blood on the Mountain Documentary Screens in LA, NYC, Houston, and DC Theaters
Congratulations to Mari-Lynn Evans and Jordan Freeman on the theatrical release and the great reviews of their documentary, Blood on the Mountain. If you know anyone in D.C., their chance to see it is coming up.More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 3, 2016
Stop Auction of O & G Leasing Rights; Stop #Fracking in the Wayne: Call Now
This December 13 auction will allow the leasing and #fracking of public lands, on 1600 acres of Ohio's only National Forest. Call now!More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 3, 2016
International Mountain Day 2016 is Dec. 11; UNEP Report to Include MTR, OVEC Photo
A UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report on waste management in mountain regions will include a case study on mountaintop removal and an OVEC photo. The report's release coincides with International Mountain Day.More
Issues: Mountaintop removalSustainabilityTransition economyWater
Press Release OVEC Dec 2, 2016
Community Groups Hold Pocahontas Land Corporation Accountable for Water Pollution from Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine in Legal Settlement
Today, corporate landowner Pocahontas Land Corporation agreed in a legal settlement to apply for a Clean Water Act permit for its ongoing pollution at the former White Flame mountaintop removal mine in Mingo County, West Virginia.More
Issues: Mountaintop removalPollutionWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 29, 2016
Nine O&G Companies Want 50-Year “Incidental Take Permit” for 5 Bat Species: Comment!
Comment online or in person. A coalition of nine oil and gas companies will be requesting a 50-year incidental take permit (ITP) to cover potential effects to five bat species from their oil and gas exploration, production and maintenance activities in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The bat species include the endangered Indiana bat, threatened northern long-eared bat, eastern small-footed bat, little brown bat and tri-colored bat. More
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Hoots and HollersPipeline Gallery OVEC Nov 20, 2016
Multiple Fracked Gas Pipelines Planned to Run Near or Cross Under Ohio River
Of all the pipelines planned for the Huntington area, Columbia’s proposed Leach Xpress pipeline is farthest along in the approval process. It would originate near the Ohio/Pennsylvania border, pass through Ohio’s fracking region, and then go under the Ohio River near the Camden Amusement Park, near Huntington, WV. More
Issues: Climate changeMarcellus shalePipelinesRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 20, 2016
Call for the Climate: Support CCL’s D.C. Visit
CCL has data to show that Congress is becoming more and more aware that they must act. Help keep up the pressure by making those calls today! More
Issues: Climate change
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 20, 2016
If You Give Gifts During the Holiday Season, Give Gifts that Give Twice
If you use Amazon for gift giving, try Amazon Smile and link to OVEC. If you figure folks already have too much stuff, give an OVEC gift membership.More
Issues: Social justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and HollersMTR Gallery OVEC Nov 19, 2016
Did MTR Make Richwood Flooding Worse?
#endMTR How much did this MTR site in the South Fork watershed exacerbate the destruction of Richwood, #WV? http://ohvec.org/richwood-flooding-mtr/More
Issues: Climate changeMountaintop removalWest VirginiaWV flood
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 16, 2016
AmeriCorps VISTA Position Open with OVEC; Deadline to Apply Dec. 7
OVEC has been approved to host an AmeriCorps VISTA and we are recruiting applicants now. The deadline to apply for this position is December 7. Applications must be made at a link found in this post. The position begins at the end of the January and lasts one year.More
Issues: Renewable energyTransition economyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 15, 2016
Review: Last Child in the Woods
Louv chocks his insightful book with remedies from the possible, imaginative, and, fortunately, to things happening to help us overcome the gaps in American life between nature and humans. OVEC's recently retired ED is mentioned in the book several times.More
Issues: Health
Press Release OVEC Nov 10, 2016
Media Advisory: Appalachia Stands with Standing Rock in Opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline!
We hold this action to stand in solidarity with Native Americans from more than 200 tribes, who have come together in unprecedented unity to defend the land, sacred sites, and water of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).More
Issues: #noDAPLPipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 8, 2016
Hot #Fracking Mess: Bill Hughes’ Presentation on Shale Waste Disposal
Hot #Fracking Mess: Bill Hughes' Presentation on Shale Waste Disposal with YouTube video and pdf of slides used in the presentation.More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shalePollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 4, 2016
Appalachia Stands with Standing Rock! #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally Nov. 15 in Huntington
Appalachia Stands with Standing Rock! #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15 @US Army Corps, 502 Eighth St, Huntington, WVMore
Issues: #noDAPLClimate changeFaithPipelinesSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 3, 2016
Your Donations to OVEC on #GivingTuesday Will Keep on Giving
The results of your #GivingTuesday donation will sprout seeds and greens, build soil and fertilize young minds. You’ll be helping to connect kids with nature, and that’s so important to developing environmental awareness.More
Issues: HealthSustainability
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 18, 2016
How to Let Go of the World: Oct. 24 Screening
The Citizens' Climate Lobby of Charleston, WV proudly presents the latest Josh Fox film, How to Let Go of the World and Learn to Love All the Things Climate Can't Change on Monday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m., at LaBelle Theater in South Charleston.More
Issues: Climate change
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 5, 2016
We Need You to Help Monitor Water Quality Along Proposed Pipeline Route
Calling all volunteer water quality monitors. What: Fracked Gas Pipeline Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Training When: Sunday, October 16, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Where: Coonskin Park Tennis Center, Charleston, WV If you are interested in attending the training, please fill out the application linked to in this post--by October 10.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollutionRogersville ShaleWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 4, 2016
What Do You Want to Do? Let’s Get To It: Greetings from Keena
What can we do together? What we’re left with is a shared set of struggles and the opportunity to join together, empower each other, and prevent the second wave of boom/bust, extraction-based economics in Appalachia.More
Issues: Social justiceTransition economy
Newlsetter OVEC Oct 3, 2016
Winds of Change, Fall 2016
OVEC’s board of directors, with the help of a dedicated Leadership Transition Committee, has selected Natalie Thompson as OVEC’s next executive director. Congratulations, Natalie! And thanks to the committee, for a job well done! More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 19, 2016
MVP Draft Environmental Impact Statement Comment Period On
MVP comment period open. Citizen groups urge you to make comments on FERC's DEIS, either online, by mail or in person. More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingPipelines
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