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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 9, 2017
Our Moral Imperative is to Protect Water, Not Fossil Fuel Corporations
We believe that we have a moral imperative to resist fossil fuel foolishness! Big investments in the already growing renewable energy sector are desperately needed. Investors in solar and wind energy are seeing some higher profits on their investments than those investors still bankrolling fossil fuels.More
Issues: HealthMarcellus shalePipelinesPollutionRogersville ShaleWater
Press Release OVEC Feb 7, 2017
Press Release: West Virginia to Improve Oversight of Coal-mining Pollution
A federal review of West Virginia’s oversight of mountaintop-removal and surface coal mining has revealed persistent failures to enforce mandatory protections, such as water-quality standards, designed to protect people and the environment from controversial coal-mining practices.More
Issues: DEPMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 31, 2017
40 Groups To WV DEP: Heed Community When Filling Environmental Advocate Position
40 groups have signed a letter to the new WV DEP chief about the firing and hiring of the agency's Environmental Advocate. More
Issues: DEPWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 28, 2017
Public Hearings to Comment on DEIS on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Public meetings on theACP DEIS are scheduled for March 1 in Elkins, WV and March 2 in Marlinton, WV, with a comment deadline of April 6. Details on those meetings, as well as meetings in other states are here.More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 28, 2017
Mountain Valley Pipeline Public Hearing Information
DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management will hold public hearings regarding the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project for State 401 Water Quality Certification, Natural Streams Preservation Act Permit, and for Oil and Gas General Water Pollution Control Permit.More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 28, 2017
EQT Contract with PA Landowners: Stops Landowners’ Filing of Any Nuisance Lawsuits
Wonder what an EQT "Easement Agreement" contains? Check this out. Don't sign anything with a gas company until you have consulted a lawyer!More
Issues: FrackingHealth
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 10, 2017
Twelve Steps to Improve WV American Water’s Source Water Protection Plan
These twelve steps may be useful as you prep for the Jan. 17 rally and public hearing on WV American Water's 2014 water crisis response. More
Press Release OVEC Jan 6, 2017
Three Years After the Water Crisis: Where Are We Now?
On the 3rd anniversary of the Elk River chemical leak, three important stories convergeMore
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksPollutionWater
Press Release OVEC Jan 5, 2017
Fourth Circuit Court Affirms Clean Water Act Protections for West Virginia Families
Ruling Finds State Failed to Hold Coal Industry Accountable for Water Pollution, at Expense of Environment and CommunitiesMore
Issues: CoalPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 3, 2017
DEIS for Atlantic Coast Pipeline Issued; Comment Period Underway
Over the coming months, we will add information that will help you craft your comments on the ACP DEIS, so stay tuned. If you want to comment in person, FERC will hold public meetings starting in February. We will post details as we have them. More
Issues: FERCFrackingPipelines
Newlsetter OVEC Dec 25, 2016
Winds of Change, Winter 2016-2017
Now is a time when none of us can afford to remain seated or silent. We must all stand up to be counted. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energyRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 16, 2016
Survey Says: Thank You for Taking It! We are Processing Your Input
Survey: We Hear You! Just so you know, we are still processing all the data. We really value your input and opinions, as well as the time you took to let us know what you think. Here is some of what you said.More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingMountaintop removalSocial justiceTransition economyWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 15, 2016
Letter to President-elect Trump: Grow Our Economy with Clean Energy Solutions
This letter to President-elect Trump ran as a full-page ad in USA Today on December 13.More
Issues: Climate changeRenewable energy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 3, 2016
Youth Environmental Leader Charles Orgbon III Tours MTR Sites with OVEC
"Every step in coal energy use is dirty, from extraction to disposal, and this weekend I got to see it first-hand," youth environmental leader Charles Orgbon, III, writes of his ground tour of mountaintop removal sites.More
Issues: Mountaintop removalWest Virginia
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
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