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Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Oct 7, 2016
Larry Gibson’s Fight to Save the Mountains of Appalachia
Sadly, Larry passed away in September of 2012, but his activism lives on. He has educated millions of people both nationally and internationally on this issue. They now take up his cause. While we cannot all be heroes like Larry, we can conserve electricity. Every time you turn off that light or crank down that thermostat, you help keep a mountain in tact a little while longer and honor the memory of Larry Gibson, the Keeper of the Mountain.More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removal
Newlsetter OVEC Oct 3, 2016
Winds of Change, Fall 2016
OVEC’s board of directors, with the help of a dedicated Leadership Transition Committee, has selected Natalie Thompson as OVEC’s next executive director. Congratulations, Natalie! And thanks to the committee, for a job well done! More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 8, 2016
NAS Accepting Nominations for Study on MTR and Health
From NAS: The Committee on Earth Resources of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the Academies) seeks nominations for a new, ad hoc Committee on Potential Human Health Effects of Surface Coal Mining Operations in Central Appalachia. Learn more here and find link to submit your nomination.More
Issues: HealthMountaintop removal
Action Alert Vivian Aug 31, 2016
Meet Our New ED and Check Out the Action Opps
In this alert: Meet Our Incoming ED and Wish Janet Well. Watch Your Water and Keep Your Kroger, Stay Tuned for Opp to Tell Researchers about MTR and HealthMore
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesWater
Press Release OVEC Aug 29, 2016
OVEC Announces New Executive Director; Keating Retiring After 24 Years With Citizen Group
An OVEC Press Release View this Press Release Online  —   For Immediate Release                                                                               August 29, 2016 Contacts: 304-522-0246 for Janet Keating janet@ohvec.org or Natalie Thompson natalie@ohvec.org OVEC Announces New Executive Director Keating Retiring After 24 Years With Citizen Group HUNTINGTON, W.VA. — After 24 years with the organization, nine of them at […]More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justiceWest Virginia
Press Release OVEC Aug 19, 2016
Environmental Groups Secure Settlement from Coal Mine Owner to Restore Mining Sites Across West Virginia
The Sierra Club, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC), and West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, announced a $6 million stream restoration and reforestation settlement today with the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund (VCLF). More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalReclamation
Action Alert Vivian Jul 11, 2016
Calling on You to Comment, Come Out, Contemplate
Support Our Work: Donate Recent Alerts View this alert online Stop a New MTR Permit on Coal River Mountain Coal River Mountain Watch is urging folks like you to attend an informal conference on Alpha Natural Resources’ 561-acre “Center Contour” mountaintop removal permit (number S300316) on Coal River Mountain. See recent photos and video of the site […]More
Issues: Mountaintop removalWV flood
Newlsetter OVEC Jul 5, 2016
Winds of Change, Summer 2016
A Letter From Our Retiring Executive Director, Court Directs DOI to Reconsider Removing Protections from Blair Mountain Battlefield, More...More
Issues: FERCFrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesPollution
Press Release OVEC Jul 1, 2016
Groups Secure Settlement Requiring Alpha Natural Resources to Fund Community Restoration Projects
Agreement modifies existing water treatment settlement and resolves the groups’ objections in Alpha’s bankruptcyMore
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalReclamationSocial justice
Action Alert Vivian Jun 7, 2016
Contact Congress to Reclaim Our Mountains; Plant Seeds of Resistance, More
Support Our Work: Donate Recent Alerts View this alert online Tell Congress: It’s Time to Reclaim Our Mountains This week, some OVEC volunteers and a staff member are joining about 40 folks in Washington, D.C. to speak up to defend our water and reclaim our future—and they need your help. The RECLAIM Act, which would accelerate the release of $1 […]More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingMountaintop removalPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jun 1, 2016
You Did It!
You did it! YOU DID IT! Together WE did it! Thank you for the out-pouring of generosity to help OVEC meet its $20,000 challenge grant goals.More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet May 27, 2016
OVEC Reaches Matching Grant Goal!
Together, we did it! Thank you! With the generous support of OVEC’s donors/members, from on-line donations, cash, checks and pledges, you all have helped us meet and exceed the $20,000 challenge grant goal from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. Whether you donated $10 or $500, your gift has already made a difference! More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 19, 2016
Ongoing #RubberStampRebellion
An update on the OVEC crew's participation in Beyond Extreme Energy's (BXE) ongoing #RubberStampRebellion, with shots or the skit in front of the US International Trade Commission.More
Issues: Climate changeEnergyEnergy efficiencyFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalRenewable energyTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 10, 2016
Update on the Environmental Songwriting Contest
Several months ago we told you about the Environmental Songwriting Contest With Cash Prizes.  Use the power of music to address some of the most important issues of our time, and please help spread the word: A message from the Connecticut Songwriters Association: Calling All Songwriters: The international Environmental Songwriting Contest, sponsored by the CT Songwriters Association, is […]More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 10, 2016
We are Hiring: Half-time Volunteer/Membership Coordinator
OVEC seeks an energetic, enthusiastic individual to recruit and coordinate new and existing volunteers and members in order to build and strengthen our base. OVEC’s Volunteer/Membership Coordinator will be overseen by OVEC’s Project Coordinator and will collaborate with OVEC staff, volunteers, members, and allies in our working region in order to uphold our mission. Apply by June 10.More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 3, 2016
Time To Choose Coming to Theaters in U.S. on June 3
Time To Choose comes to theaters across the U.S. on June 3. In this documentary, Oscar-winning documentary director Charles Ferguson addresses global climate change, capturing the urgency of the issue and the innovation of people worldwide who are coming up with solutions.More
Issues: Climate changeMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Maryanne Graham Apr 27, 2016
OVEC is Hiring for the Position of Executive Director
OVEC seeks a dynamic Executive Director to coordinate initiatives with the goal of improving and preserving the environment and communities through education, organizing, coalition building, leadership development, strategic litigation and media outreach. We seek a highly motivated self-starter who is equally comfortable in board rooms and on mountain tops. The ideal candidate will have strong ties to Appalachia and a passion for environmental justice.More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Apr 24, 2016
Derrick Jensen, MTR and the Ruffed Grouse
I recently had the honor of being interviewed by Derrick Jensen, an activist and the author of more than 20 books, about environmental destruction, violence against women, racism, imperialism, and so on. Derrick says his work is about “trying to stop this culture from destroying the biosphere.” The interview will air tonight, Sunday, April 24, at […]More
Issues: Mountaintop removalPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Apr 18, 2016
Earth Day(s) Activities Going on This Week, and to End of Month; Vote!
April’s greening of the land is here and so are Earth Day events, to help us learn about ways to green up our lives and our communities. If you are in Huntington, Charleston or Parkersburg we hope you will join OVEC at these events: April 20: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Earth Day at MU Student Center Plaza. OVEC […]More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalRenewable energySocial justiceWater
Action Alert Vivian Apr 14, 2016
April Actions Bring Satisfactions – Take Part!
Support Our Work: Donate Recent Alerts View this alert online   Double Your Impact: Donate for Our Challenge Grant If you read our action alerts, then you know we don’t often ask for donations, but we do actually alert you to actions you can take to make a difference for the water, air, land, and our […]More
Issues: CoalFrackingMountaintop removalSocial justice
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