Jul 22014

Are you AWARE that you can have some fun tomorrow night while raising funds for local environmental justice groups? AWARE is Artists Working in Alliance to Restore the Environment. Come on out to AWARE’s “Restoring America Beginning in West Virginia,” held at the Woman’s Club of Charleston, WV from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July [...]

Jun 182014

Madonna sang it, so it’s got to be spot-on: “Music makes the people come together.” Madonna’s Music may be about people coming together to party, but I do think music can move and motivate the masses to take more beneficial actions (not that we don’t need some fun in our lives), such as, for example, [...]

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 [...]

Nov 232013

As mentioned in the news, OVEC and other environmental groups are troubled by the potential impacts of the proposed cracker plant in Wood County, W. Va. on both air and water quality, just as we are troubled by the gas fracking process as a whole. Another troubling aspect of this proposal is the potential for [...]

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Nov 192013

For those of you who are near Charleston, W.Va. today, November 19, from 3 to 4:00 p.m. there’s a hearing on the handling and disposal of fracking waste at the WV State Capitol in the House Government Organization Committee Room (in the East Wing, second floor Room 215E; see page nine of this map-pdf ). [...]

Nov 152013

We have a lofty goal of raising $25,000 in memberships and grassroots donations by December 31.  We can do this, with your help. As 2013 draws to a close, we here at OVEC are reflecting on our blessings and achievements this year. We are filled with gratitude for folks like you who provide volunteer time, [...]

Nov 42013

Questions that I’ve been asking myself lately are, “Who are the companies that are treating the waste water from the fracking process? Who are the corporate players getting in on on this new and lucrative business due to the Marcellus Shale gas drilling boom?” You don’t hear much about these shadowy companies, and maybe for [...]

Aug 282013

Last night I started watching Triple Divide, about deep shale gas fracking in Pennsylvania.  I purchased a copy of the DVD from the Mountain Watershed Association last weekend, when I attended the No Fracking Way gathering. My dog looked at me funny when I yelled “What the frack!” at the TV. I was reacting to [...]