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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
Press Release OVEC Dec 2, 2016
Community Groups Hold Pocahontas Land Corporation Accountable for Water Pollution from Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine in Legal Settlement
Today, corporate landowner Pocahontas Land Corporation agreed in a legal settlement to apply for a Clean Water Act permit for its ongoing pollution at the former White Flame mountaintop removal mine in Mingo County, West Virginia.More
Issues: Mountaintop removalPollutionWV American Water
Action Alert Vivian Nov 21, 2016
Will You Take Our Survey? Job Opening; From Worry to Thankfulness
No doubt, you've got a lot on your mind right now, so here's a chance to vent a little, at least in terms of what OVEC's work should look like going forward.More
Issues: DEPMountaintop removalSocial justice
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 Vivian Nov 16, 2016
Will You Complete Quick Survey About OVEC’s Work?
We urge you to complete this 5-minute survey. Your answers to the survey questions will help shape our work over the coming years. More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate changeFrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energy
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
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