Apr 42014

The folks at  sent this update around to their e-mail contacts: Dear friends of Appalachia and its mountains, It’s been 3+ years since Gainesville Loves Mountains first started our campaign to end GRU‘s purchases of mountaintop-removal-mined coal. I’m writing today to let you know that our campaign has finally reached its conclusion. We can win [...]

Apr 22014

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department (KCHD) is working with their University partners to conduct a scientific study related to the West Virginia chemical spill. KCHD needs your help to conduct a phone survey. Volunteers may report at the KCHD at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6. If you are able to attend, [...]

Apr 22014

Over the next two weeks, the Women and Water Campaign will host two “Women and Water Listening Sessions.”  These sessions, happening on the heels of the WV Testing Assessment Project (WVTAP) Health Expert Panel and the recent debacle surrounding the dumping of MCHM in the Hurricane landfill, are an opportunity for women to come together [...]

Feb 52014

When I first read this document 12 years ago, it infuriated me. Starting on page 13, the essay includes points that amount to a depopulation plan for southern West Virginia. I think it infuriates me even more now, after everything that’s happened since then. The latest: the January 9 “leak” into the Elk River of [...]

Feb 42014

The Buffalo Creek Miracle Baby This is possibly the slowest holocaust In history. It’s actually quite brilliant. They’ve managed to put the gas chambers directly in your house. The best way to hide a chamber is by placing it in plain sight. We all know that from the hidden government bunkers at The Greenbrier Hotel. [...]

Feb 42014

On February 3, the WV Legislature held a public hearing on SB 373, a bill crafted in response to the MCHM chemical / water crisis still unfolding here in Central West Virginia. Below are the comments from one of the 50 people who spoke last night.  My name is Sheila McEntee and I am a [...]

Jan 312014

Elinore Taylor’s memorial service is Saturday, February 1 at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church in Huntington. Details here. Elinore Taylor left us January 12. 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 [...]

Jan 262014

Thanks to the folks who made these fabulous videos of the Jan. 21 Honoring the Waters ceremony and some of the music and speeches featured at the indoor part of the event. Click the YouTube links to open the videos on YouTube, check out the credits and find more information. Honoring the Waters – Candlelight [...]

Jan 262014

Heavy snowfall kept a couple of our speakers and likely hundreds of folks who had planned to be there from our January 21 Honoring the Waters Candlelight Vigil. Robin Mahonen with Wheeling Water Warriors and Donna Branham of Mingo County both could not safely travel to the vigil, but they sent along their speeches.OVEC’s Robin [...]

Dec 12013

Dec. 4 Update: Mining activist out of jail after five days Climate Ground Zero Campaign Director Mike Roselle is in jail in West Virginia.  He gathered a bucket-full of dust from a mountaintop removal coal mining site (dust that studies have shown to be toxic) and delivered it to the door of WV Governor Tomblin’ [...]