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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 17, 2017
Join Us at Peoples Climate March in Huntington, or at the Location Nearest You
April 29: Join us for the Peoples Climate March Huntington, WV. Together, we will #resist. #WhyIMarch peoplesclimate.orgMore
Issues: Climate changeWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Apr 13, 2017
Oops, They Did It Again – A History of Industry “Accidents”
The coal slurry spill on March 23 in Boone County was just the latest in a long list of “accidents" in our state.More
Issues: BakkenCoalfossil fuelsFreedom IndustriesIndustryMCHMMine safetyMining AccidentsPipelinesPollutionregulationSlurrySlurry SpillWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 6, 2017
Ms. Magazine and Blog Features OVEC; Sign Up for Associated Webinar
Ms. magazine's Spring 2017 issue features a story on OVEC! A March 31 Ms. Blog entry, A Sustainable Solution: Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition,excerpts some of the article.More
Issues: Renewable energySocial justiceSustainabilityTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 6, 2017
Watch the April 5 Hearing on the RECLAIM Act and Take Action
You can watch the April 5 2017 hearing on the RECLAIM Act here, and also get tips on taking action to fix this bill--for West Virginia's future.More
Issues: CoalTransition economyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 5, 2017
RECLAIM Act: Here’s How You Can Help
Thanks to the action of thousands of folks like yourself across the country, the RECLAIM Act has been re-introduced in Congress and had a hearing April 5. More
Issues: CoalSustainabilityTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 4, 2017
Atlantic Coast Pipeline Proposal Raises Questions that Beg for Answers: Comment Now
Comment on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline by 4:59 p.m. Thursday, April 6. The only way to protect our water, safety, and public health and provide safe jobs is to invest in other types of energy—clean, green energy.More
Issues: FrackingHealthPipelinesPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 24, 2017
WV’s Fossil Fuel Industries’ Wicked Water Ways Well Illustrated One Day After #WorldWaterDay
One day after #WorldWaterDay, the two fossil fuel industries that so obviously have so many state politicians in their pocket gave us yet another example of the grave threat these industries pose to clean water and human health. More
Issues: FrackingHealthSludge Safety ProjectWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 22, 2017
OVEC’s 30th Birthday Bash Weekend
This year, OVEC turns 30 and we hope you can join us for our 30th Birthday Bash Weekend. After all, all work and no play makes one crabby. Come on out to celebrate, agitate, recreate, and appreciate one another.  The weekend’s events start on Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m. with our 20th Treehuggers’ Ball and 30th […]More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingHealthMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 22, 2017
Birthday Bash Weekend: Bird Watching Hike at Greenbottom with Experienced Guides
As part of OVEC’s 30th Birthday Bash Weekend, spend a memorable morning at Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area, one of the most popular birding areas in West Virginia, with two experienced Huntington-area birders—Michael Griffith and Janet Keating.More
Issues: HealthWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 18, 2017
Talking Points on the MX Pipeline DEIS You Can Use to Make Your Own Comments
Here are talking points you can use to make your own comments on the DEIS (draft environmental impact statement) for the proposed Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesRogersville ShaleUtica Shale
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Mar 13, 2017
Assault of the Ohio River: Waste Dump or Drinking Water? – Part 2
There are no less than nineteen newly proposed pipelines in the Appalachian region and the industry will do what is necessary to get the fracked oil and gas out of the area to export terminals. Several of these pipelines will go under the Ohio River and given the extensive list of pipeline explosions and accidents in the United States, this scenario could result in massive contamination of the drinking water source for millions of people.More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesPollutionWater
Ohio River
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Mar 13, 2017
Assault of the Ohio River: Waste Dump or Drinking Water? – Part 1
The mindset that it was okay to use the Ohio River as a waste repository never really changed. Unfortunately, today the Ohio River has earned the auspicious title of being the most polluted river in the United States and has maintained that title for seven years in a row.More
Issues: FrackingHealthPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 10, 2017
Renew WV
What is our energy future? That’s the question addressed in Renew West Virginia, a new publication from OVEC. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesRenewable energyRogersville ShaleWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 10, 2017
National Academy of Sciences Wants to Hear from You on MTR and Human Health
The National Academy of Sciences study on mountaintop removal coal mining and human health is underway. They want to hear from you! Come out May 22-24 in Charleston.More
Issues: HealthMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 9, 2017
Our Moral Imperative is to Protect Water, Not Fossil Fuel Corporations
We believe that we have a moral imperative to resist fossil fuel foolishness! Big investments in the already growing renewable energy sector are desperately needed. Investors in solar and wind energy are seeing some higher profits on their investments than those investors still bankrolling fossil fuels.More
Issues: HealthMarcellus shalePipelinesPollutionRogersville ShaleWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Mar 8, 2017
Huntington: What’s the Oil and Gas Industry Proposing for Our Area? Come Find Out!
We know you value your property rights, clean air and water, so please join OVEC at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 at the Main Cabell County Library, 455 9th Street (corner of 5th Ave. and 9th St. in Huntington) for an informational meeting on the area’s proposed fracked-gas pipelines, as well as other oil and gas industry threats to our region.More
Issues: FrackingHealthPipelinesRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers Robin Mar 2, 2017
Coming Soon: Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline (MXP) DEIS Meetings
The public comment period is on for the DEIS on MXP, the Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline and related compressor stations. Make your voice heard! Comment at upcoming meetings or in writing. More
Issues: FERCPipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 28, 2017
It Takes Water to Renew WV – Part 3
Read part 1 here, part 2 here. Another catastrophic event occurred less than a year later in West Virginia. In October, 2009, most of the fish and other aquatic life in the 28 mile length of Dunkard Creek were killed by a toxic bloom of golden algae spoiling the area for fishermen and picnickers. An EPA investigation […]More
Issues: MCHMWest VirginiaWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 28, 2017
It Takes Water to Renew WV – Part 2
While some water quality issues have developed over decades, like those related to coal waste impoundments and underground injection of coal sludge, other incidents are the result of a sudden, catastrophic failure.More
Issues: PollutionWaterWest Virginia
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