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Press Release OVEC Jan 6, 2017
Three Years After the Water Crisis: Where Are We Now?
On the 3rd anniversary of the Elk River chemical leak, three important stories convergeMore
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksPollutionWater
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
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
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 14, 2016
Comment Now on Source Water Protection Plans
As you will recall, in January 2014 a Freedom Industries chemical spill into the Elk River poisoned the drinking water of some 300,000 West Virginians. Under intense public pressure, legislators passed some new laws to protect human health (and in following years, the legislators have been rolling back those protections, but that’s another story). One of the laws still […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksWaterWV American Water
Newlsetter OVEC Mar 28, 2016
Winds of Change, Spring 2016
In December, OVEC organized a one-day, statewide meeting called It’s A Gas at Jackson’s Mill 4-H Camp, which was attended by representatives of organizations across West Virginia working on various aspects of deep shale oil and gas “development.” More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksClimate changeCoalFrackingMountaintop removalWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 6, 2016
Source Water Protection Plans: Have Your Say
The law requires most of the state's public water systems to write up Source Water Protection Plans (SWPPs) by July 1, 2016. The water utilities are required to encourage public participation in creating the plans. We're encouraging you to get involved, too.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksHealthWaterWV American Water
Vigil for Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 3, 2016
#WVWaterCrisis Gains in Peril: Call Your Legislators!
#WVWaterCrisis Gains in Peril: Call Your Legislators! Below is a call to action from the West Virginia Environmental Council Action. If you want to get updates on what’s going on under the Golden Dome during the 2016 WV Legislative Session, be sure to sign up for E-Council’s Action Alerts here on their home page. (OVEC […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksFreedom IndustriesMCHMPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 29, 2016
Freedom Execs Sentenced Next Week: Show Up
Remember the #wvwatercrisis #wvchemleak! The entry below is from an e-mail Maya Nye sent to the WV Water Roundtable list-serv.  Sentencing for the Freedom Industries executives who plead guilty commence on Monday, February 1. Here are 3 things you can do to encourage justice in this case: Show up! Show the judge that victims still care. (Court the dates […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksMCHMSocial justiceWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 28, 2016
Pam Nixon, Others Comment on Report on WVAW vs. Public Water
To release their new report, “West Virginia American Water Company and the Case for Public Ownership and Operation,” our good friends at the Civil Society Institute held a tele-press conference on January 7. Making statements and fielding press questions were principal report author and CSI’s senior energy analyst Grant Smith, report editor and Advocates for a Safe […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksFreedom IndustriesHealthMCHMSocial justiceWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 27, 2016
Report: WVAW Still Unprepared to Deal with Crisis; Public Takeover Urged
January 9 marked the second anniversary of the chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without tap water for more than a week. On January 9, 2014, a leaking tank at Freedom Industries’ tank farm spewed about 10,000 gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals into the Elk River, about a mile upstream from West Virginia American Water’s […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksFreedom IndustriesHealthMCHMWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 25, 2016
Dig Out for E-Day Tuesday, Jan. 26
Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, is WV Environmental Council’s annual E-Day at the WV State Capitol. Load of WV environmental groups will have informational tables under the Golden Dome. You know OVEC will be there! Dig out from the weekend winter storm and come connect with folks working on environmental issues in West Virginia. Learn about the […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksCoalFrackingHealthMountaintop removal
Water Unites Us!
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 7, 2016
Drinking Water Forum Features Fun Along With Information
West Virginia Rivers Coalition and 21 partners, including OVEC, will host a free public forum on how citizens can get involved in drinking water protection, January 9 at the Culture Center in Charleston. The event, which coincides with the second anniversary of the Freedom Industries’ chemical leak, focuses on how the public can help shape […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksMCHMWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 17, 2015
OVEC’s Successes in 2015: Thank You!
OVEC's work is successful because of the work of our volunteers, members and supporters. Thank you! Here's a sampling of some of our 2015 successes. As you make your end donations, please remember OVEC. Donations to OVEC are tax-deductible.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksClimate changeCoalDEPEnergy efficiencyFrackingMountaintop removalSludge Safety Project
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 10, 2015
Defend Our Water: Urgent! Last Push – Calls Needed on Tank Bill
--Please, right away Tell Speaker Tim Armstead to not roll back water protections and reject SB 423 as-is. E-mail him at tim.armstead@wvhouse.gov or call 304-340-3210. If you can, hand deliver your comments to Speaker Armstead’s office, Room 228M at the State Capitol. You may see some like-minded, water-drinking friends there.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksClean electionsFreedom IndustriesHealthMarcellus shaleWaterWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 5, 2015
SB 423: Jailing Those Who Tells Us What’s in Those Tanks?
Check out pages 28 and 29, and the Orwellian-named section §22-30-14 of SB 423: Gutting the Aboveground Storage Tank Bill.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksClean electionsFreedom IndustriesHealthregulationSocial justiceWaterWV American WaterWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 4, 2015
Support Clean Water, Come Out: Tank Bill Public Hearing Friday
We urgently need water drinkers to come out to a public hearing on this bill set for Friday, March 6 at 8:30 a.m. in the WV House Chamber. Either come to comment or come to support those who are commenting for clean water. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksClean electionsCoalMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPollutionWest VirginiaWV Legislature
Action Alert OVEC Feb 26, 2015
Take Action on MTR Permits, For Your Health; More
Put your foot down! Come out March 16 to tell DEP: No more mountaintop removal permits, for the sake of out health! Plus more in this OVEC Action Alert.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksBakkenClean electionsCoalFrackingMountaintop removalRenewable energyWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 15, 2015
Sample Comments on AboveGround Storage Tank Bill
If you need some inspiration to draft your own note to send the committee considering the Aboveground Storage Tank Act , here's a sample letter, as well as e-mail addresses for the committee.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksCoalFreedom IndustriesHealthMarcellus shaleWaterWest VirginiaWV American WaterWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 15, 2015
Defend Our Drinking Water: Public Hearing 8:30 a.m. Monday
Massive thanks to WV Rivers Coalition for this action alert, which has all the details you need to attend public hearing on HB 2289, to reclassify the Kanawha River to be protected as a drinking water supply (Category A), set for 8:30 a.m., tomorrow Monday, Feb. 16. The weather forecast is not the greatest, so we really need folks already in the Charleston area to show up if at all possible. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksCoalFreedom IndustriesHealthWaterWest VirginiaWV American Water
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