Oct 302014
 

Debunking the misleading claims of the oil and gas industry  Dr. Randi Pokladnik and her husband Joel are long-time OVEC members. Randi is from eastern Ohio and has lived for 59 years in the strip-mined coal counties of Jefferson and Harrison. Unfortunately, deep shale gas fracking activities have become the latest way to destroy these [...]

Oct 302014
 

West Virginia’s major water sources, like the Kanawha River, have had the highest rate of reproductive toxins that can lead to birth defects and reproductive disorders in the country. That’s just one reason why OVEC has partnered with WV FREE and other groups for the #changethecurrent campaign. Without adequate safe water regulations and requirements, West [...]

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Oct 72014
 

On September 21, I had the privilege to attend the People’s Climate March in New York City, where more than 400,000 people of all backgrounds came together for the world’s largest march related to climate change. I went there unsure if this action could affect real change at the United Nations, which was the focus of [...]

Sep 192014
 

Tears of joy and massive thanks to Gainesville Loves Mountains for their efforts!  Their efforts could be a model for communities nationwide (see page 3 at link). In the news this morning: Gainesville votes to avoid using mountaintop coal By Morgan Watkins, Staff writer In a room packed with advocates, the Gainesville City Commission on [...]

Sep 172014
 

Count OVEC members and other Appalachians among the tens of thousands of people gearing up for the September 21 People’s Climate March in New York City. No matter where you are, you can support the marchers via social media.  If you are on Twitter be sure to follow and RT tweets from @CJAOurPower @GGJalliance and of course @OVEC_WV. Hashtags for the march [...]

Sep 82014
 

Time to get your ‘shine on! Moonshine that is.  If you are in or near the Washington, D.C. area, please come out tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Stewart R. Mott House. Help raise awareness and funds, while sampling some traditional Appalachian beverages with the experts! It takes good water to make good moonshine! [...]

Sep 42014
 

Update: Our registration page is finally live. Click here to register online. Please plan to join us on October 3–4 for Wellness and Water III. For the third year in a row, people concerned about health issues in communities adversely affected by water pollution will gather to share experiences and knowledge and to explore solutions. [...]