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 [...]

Jul 112014
 

Now is the time to get involved in the Our Children Our Future campaign to help bring an end to child poverty in West Virginia.  Environmental pollution, which brings negative health effects, and the rising costs of energy are directly linked to the problem of child poverty. The campaign has four upcoming Regional Policy Workshops, where community [...]

Jul 112014
 

Roland Micklem and Mike Roselle are fasting in Charleston, WV as a witness against mountaintop removal coal mining. They are on day five of the fast, sitting on a bench outside the governor’s office in the West Virginia State Capitol. The fasters need your support and encouragement, so come on out and visit with them. [...]

Apr 222014
 

 Greetings water drinkers: OVEC members and supporters and all Friends of Water are urged to support the Ohio River Walk 2014. Support could mean something as simple as a like on Facebook, to joining in the walk for a bit, to providing shelter or an evening meal to the walkers, to organizing an education event with [...]

Apr 72014
 

Another disappointing ruling came down from the the U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice Roberts lastweek, in which Big Money scored a major victory against average citizens.  In McCutcheon v. FEC, the court struck down contribution limits for what one individual can contribute to political campaigns and party committees during an election cycle. The floodgates [...]

Apr 42014
 

passing along a media advisory…. Media Advisory                                                                                 April 4, 2014 Contact: Mari-Lynn Evans, 330-867-7443, mlevansesp@aol.com What:  Video interview with sister of a coal miner killed at Upper Big Branch released in response to “Upper Big Branch: Never Again,” a “documentary” funded by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship Where: http://youtu.be/kr-SOHMNQ4c Who: Coal miner Dean Jones was one [...]

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 12014
 

In March, OVEC issue organizer Maria Gunnoe, who is the winner of the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize for North America, the 2012 Wallenberg Medal and assorted other awards, received a message on Facebook from Victor Rodriguez: Muchas gracias por aceptarme como amigo, todo un honor de una luchadora contra la minería de carbón a cielo [...]

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. [...]