Posts by Vivian


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Hoots and Hollers Vivian Oct 13, 2016
Hey Boone County, Defend Your Water at October 17 Meeting
The Boone County meeting will discuss the draft PSD Source Water Protection Plan. Comment Oct. 17 in person or by writing by Oct. 31More
Issues: PollutionWaterWest Virginia
Action Alert Vivian Oct 6, 2016
October’s Bursting With Action Opps; New Position Open
In This Alert: AmeriCorps VISTA Position Open with OVEC, Will You Volunteer for WV Streams?, Vote Vote Vote, Welcome Keena, Turnout For These EventsMore
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Oct 3, 2016
Sherwood Compressor Station Meeting Oct. 13: Comment Now
At 6 on Oct. 13, DEP hosts a public meeting on the proposed Sherwood Compressor Station, which could be built near Smithburg in Doddridge County, WV. This compressor station would be one component of Columbia Gas’ larger Mountaineer XPress Pipeline project, which involves 165 miles of various diameter pipeline, three new compressor stations (the other two in Calhoun and Jackson counties), modifications to three existing compressor stations and one regulating station. More
Issues: FrackingHealthPipelines
Action Alert Vivian Aug 31, 2016
Meet Our New ED and Check Out the Action Opps
In this alert: Meet Our Incoming ED and Wish Janet Well. Watch Your Water and Keep Your Kroger, Stay Tuned for Opp to Tell Researchers about MTR and HealthMore
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesWater
Action Alert Vivian Jul 11, 2016
Calling on You to Comment, Come Out, Contemplate
Support Our Work: Donate Recent Alerts View this alert online Stop a New MTR Permit on Coal River Mountain Coal River Mountain Watch is urging folks like you to attend an informal conference on Alpha Natural Resources’ 561-acre “Center Contour” mountaintop removal permit (number S300316) on Coal River Mountain. See recent photos and video of the site […]More
Issues: Mountaintop removalWV flood
Action Alert Vivian Jun 7, 2016
Contact Congress to Reclaim Our Mountains; Plant Seeds of Resistance, More
Support Our Work: Donate Recent Alerts View this alert online Tell Congress: It’s Time to Reclaim Our Mountains This week, some OVEC volunteers and a staff member are joining about 40 folks in Washington, D.C. to speak up to defend our water and reclaim our future—and they need your help. The RECLAIM Act, which would accelerate the release of $1 […]More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingMountaintop removalPipelines
Action Alert Vivian May 5, 2016
One to Retire, So One to Hire; Challenge is On; More: An OVEC Action Alert
Support Our Work: Donate Recent Alerts View this alert online Janet’s Retiring, So OVEC is Hiring OVEC’s long-time Executive Director Janet Keating will retire this fall. So, we are hiring a new ED. We’re taking applications until June 1. Click here for all the info you need to apply, or to share this info with […]More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesSustainabilityTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Apr 24, 2016
Derrick Jensen, MTR and the Ruffed Grouse
I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Derrick Jensen, an activist and the author of more than 20 books, about environmental destruction, violence against women, racism, imperialism, and so on. Derrick says his work is about “trying to stop this culture from destroying the biosphere.” The interview will air tonight, Sunday, April 24, at […]More
Issues: Mountaintop removalPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Apr 18, 2016
Earth Day(s) Activities Going on This Week, and to End of Month; Vote!
April’s greening of the land is here and so are Earth Day events, to help us learn about ways to green up our lives and our communities. If you are in Huntington, Charleston or Parkersburg we hope you will join OVEC at these events: April 20: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Earth Day at MU Student Center Plaza. OVEC […]More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalRenewable energySocial justiceWater
Action Alert Vivian Apr 14, 2016
April Actions Bring Satisfactions – Take Part!
Support Our Work: Donate Recent Alerts View this alert online   Double Your Impact: Donate for Our Challenge Grant If you read our action alerts, then you know we don’t often ask for donations, but we do actually alert you to actions you can take to make a difference for the water, air, land, and our […]More
Issues: CoalFrackingMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Mar 31, 2016
Care About Climate Change? Call Congress!
Could you help us by making a phone call? We have been told Congress never hears from West Virginians about the climate! Here are some suggestions for Spring 2016.More
Issues: Climate change
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Mar 30, 2016
Consultant Sought for Energy and Natural Resources Working Group of AFN
The newly established Energy and Natural Resources Working Group (ENRWG) of the Appalachia Funders Network (AFN) seeks a consultant to enable successful collaboration among the member organizations by providing leadership, content expertise, and facilitation in support of our shared vision. The consultant will have access to administrative support to schedule calls, take notes during calls, […]More
Issues: CoalRenewable energySocial justiceTransition economy
Action Alert Vivian Mar 6, 2016
March Madness: Come Out, Speak Up
Much to do in March! Comment on frack waste barging, compressor stations. Come out for democracy, safe water and have fun at the same time.More
Issues: FrackingSocial justiceWater
Action Alert Vivian Feb 9, 2016
Take Action for Your Rights, Your Water, Your Future
Take Action on SB 508, Take Action on SB 408, Power+ to the People, Join Us Today @2 p.m. in the Lower Rotunda of the State CapitolMore
Issues: Clean electionsFrackingWater
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 14, 2016
Register Now for Free Job Training that Starts Jan. 25
The Coalfield Development Corporation and Center for Environmental, Geotechnical, and Applied Sciences at Marshall University are encouraging folks to register now for a free job training course that starts January 25. The training course is called “The Quality Environmental Jobs Initiative”(QEJI) and is funded through an Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training grant from the […]More
Issues: CoalTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 7, 2016
What, Me Lobby? Learn How: Advocacy Trainings
This month, with the legislative session right around the corner, several WV groups are co-hosting a series of advocacy trainings across the state. We sure hope OVEC members and supporters will take advantage of these trainings. Current sponsors of the all or some of the trainings include WV Rivers Coalition, WV FREE, WV CAG, WV E-Council […]More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalRenewable energyRogersville ShaleSocial justiceTransition economyWest Virginia
Water Unites Us!
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 7, 2016
Drinking Water Forum Features Fun Along With Information
West Virginia Rivers Coalition and 21 partners, including OVEC, will host a free public forum on how citizens can get involved in drinking water protection, January 9 at the Culture Center in Charleston. The event, which coincides with the second anniversary of the Freedom Industries’ chemical leak, focuses on how the public can help shape […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksMCHMWV American Water
This shot was taken by a photographer with the Huntington newspaper. Used with permission.
Action Alert Vivian Dec 28, 2015
2015 Recap and a Look Ahead; End of Year Appeal
As 2015 draws to a close, many of us are inclined to reflect on the successes and challenges the year brought.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalRogersville ShaleSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Dec 10, 2015
My Comments at the MXP Pipeline EIS Scoping Hearing
Update: April Keating reports that FERC has informed her that people can make comments to FERC up until the day a pipeline is approved. So, continue piping up! FERC is especially looking for comments during the EIS period, which is the time the agency is trying to identify problems. Pipe up! In case it’s of […]More
Issues: Marcellus shalePipelinesRogersville ShaleUtica Shale
Action Alert Vivian Nov 24, 2015
Giving Thanks, Gifting Local, #GivingTuesday, Never Give Up
From the local, with family and friends, to the global, we hope you find yourself with plenty of reasons to be thankful as the holiday season begins. More
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