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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 3, 2017
DEIS for Atlantic Coast Pipeline Issued; Comment Period Underway
Over the coming months, we will add information that will help you craft your comments on the ACP DEIS, so stay tuned. If you want to comment in person, FERC will hold public meetings starting in February. We will post details as we have them. More
Issues: FERCFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 16, 2016
Survey Says: Thank You for Taking It! We are Processing Your Input
Survey: We Hear You! Just so you know, we are still processing all the data. We really value your input and opinions, as well as the time you took to let us know what you think. Here is some of what you said.More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingMountaintop removalSocial justiceTransition economyWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 15, 2016
Letter to President-elect Trump: Grow Our Economy with Clean Energy Solutions
This letter to President-elect Trump ran as a full-page ad in USA Today on December 13.More
Issues: Climate changeRenewable energy
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Dec 15, 2016
#Fracking Industry’s Request Drive Us Bats! Comment Now, For Bats, For Web-of-Life
Does the idea that the oil and gas industry might get what could amount to a 50-year free-for-all in terms of harming bats drive you bats? If so, comment now! If not, remember human health is tied to the health of the web of life; please do comment. We have posted our comment below; feel free to us that to compose your own comments. More
Issues: FrackingPollution
Hoots and Hollers Janet Dec 12, 2016
Remembering Ken Hechler: Champion of the People
Ken Hechler, RIP. Union supporter, environmentalist, statesman, writer, historian, teacher, husband, father and add one more label—civil rights activist. Dear Ken, we know that you, of all people, have earned your eternal rest. Well done. You will be sorely missed.More
Issues: Black lungCoalMine safetyMountaintop removalRacial inequalitySocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Dec 7, 2016
Don’t Just Rage—Donate! Your Support Makes Our Work Possible
You can feel proud to be a member of such a tenacious, hard-working environmental group. I know that OVEC wouldn’t have become such an effective organization without your loyal support, your time, your presence at events and, importantly, your tax-deductible contributions—adding up to victories both small and large. You carried the day in 2016. However, our work is far from over. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Dec 6, 2016
December 2016 Rogersville Fact Sheet: List of Deep, Deep Wells Drilled in Our Area
Catch up on the latest info we've found on the Rogersville Shale, including drilled wells we know about at the moment.More
Issues: FrackingPollutionRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 3, 2016
Youth Environmental Leader Charles Orgbon III Tours MTR Sites with OVEC
"Every step in coal energy use is dirty, from extraction to disposal, and this weekend I got to see it first-hand," youth environmental leader Charles Orgbon, III, writes of his ground tour of mountaintop removal sites.More
Issues: Mountaintop removalWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 3, 2016
Blood on the Mountain Documentary Screens in LA, NYC, Houston, and DC Theaters
Congratulations to Mari-Lynn Evans and Jordan Freeman on the theatrical release and the great reviews of their documentary, Blood on the Mountain. If you know anyone in D.C., their chance to see it is coming up.More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 3, 2016
Stop Auction of O & G Leasing Rights; Stop #Fracking in the Wayne: Call Now
This December 13 auction will allow the leasing and #fracking of public lands, on 1600 acres of Ohio's only National Forest. Call now!More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 3, 2016
International Mountain Day 2016 is Dec. 11; UNEP Report to Include MTR, OVEC Photo
A UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report on waste management in mountain regions will include a case study on mountaintop removal and an OVEC photo. The report's release coincides with International Mountain Day.More
Issues: Mountaintop removalSustainabilityTransition economyWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 29, 2016
Nine O&G Companies Want 50-Year “Incidental Take Permit” for 5 Bat Species: Comment!
Comment online or in person. A coalition of nine oil and gas companies will be requesting a 50-year incidental take permit (ITP) to cover potential effects to five bat species from their oil and gas exploration, production and maintenance activities in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The bat species include the endangered Indiana bat, threatened northern long-eared bat, eastern small-footed bat, little brown bat and tri-colored bat. More
Hoots and Hollers Pam Nixon Nov 26, 2016
Online Public Meetings: Tell EPA to Write Protective Aboveground Storage Tank Rule
EPA needs to hear loud and clear that the Agency should move as quickly as possible to write and adopt a strong rule to prevent chemical spills from aboveground storage tanks. Come to an online meeting: November 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. eastern time, or December 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. eastern time. Info hear on what to say. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksHealth
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Nov 23, 2016
Patagonia Donating 100% of Black Friday Sales to Grantee Groups; OVEC is a Grantee
On Black Friday, Patagonia is donating 100% of sales in stores and at patagonia.com to grassroots organizations, like OVEC, working to create positive change for the planet in their own backyards. More
Issues: Climate changeRenewable energySocial justice
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Nov 22, 2016
Water, Old Rusty Tanks and a Not-So-Trustworthy Industry
Regulation? Who needs it? We can trust industry to maintain above ground storage tanks and protect our water. Of course we can...More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksMarcellus shalePollutionWater
Pipeline
Hoots and HollersPipeline Gallery OVEC Nov 20, 2016
Multiple Fracked Gas Pipelines Planned to Run Near or Cross Under Ohio River
Of all the pipelines planned for the Huntington area, Columbia’s proposed Leach Xpress pipeline is farthest along in the approval process. It would originate near the Ohio/Pennsylvania border, pass through Ohio’s fracking region, and then go under the Ohio River near the Camden Amusement Park, near Huntington, WV. More
Issues: Climate changeMarcellus shalePipelinesRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 20, 2016
Call for the Climate: Support CCL’s D.C. Visit
CCL has data to show that Congress is becoming more and more aware that they must act. Help keep up the pressure by making those calls today! More
Issues: Climate change
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 20, 2016
If You Give Gifts During the Holiday Season, Give Gifts that Give Twice
If you use Amazon for gift giving, try Amazon Smile and link to OVEC. If you figure folks already have too much stuff, give an OVEC gift membership.More
Issues: Social justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and HollersMTR Gallery OVEC Nov 19, 2016
Did MTR Make Richwood Flooding Worse?
#endMTR How much did this MTR site in the South Fork watershed exacerbate the destruction of Richwood, #WV? http://ohvec.org/richwood-flooding-mtr/More
Issues: Climate changeMountaintop removalWest VirginiaWV flood
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 16, 2016
AmeriCorps VISTA Position Open with OVEC; Deadline to Apply Dec. 7
OVEC has been approved to host an AmeriCorps VISTA and we are recruiting applicants now. The deadline to apply for this position is December 7. Applications must be made at a link found in this post. The position begins at the end of the January and lasts one year.More
Issues: Renewable energyTransition economyWest Virginia
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