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Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 24, 2017
Sobonya Supporting Cancer Creek Bill; Defend Clean Water, Come to Public Hearing Monday
How disappointing that Kelli Sobonya, Delegate from the 18th District (Cabell County), voted to increase cancer-causing chemicals and other toxins into our state’s water by voting for HB 2506 during a session of the House Judiciary Committee!  Isn’t being for clean, safe water a pro-life issue? The WV House has scheduled a public hearing on […]More
Issues: MCHMWaterWest Virginia
Action Alert Vivian Feb 2, 2017
Fight the Madness: Go Solar, Meet Up, Make Calls for Clean Water Right Now
Yesterday: House GOP dismantles Obama regulation protecting streams from coal mining debris. Senate Expected to Follow. Take Action!: Senate vote should be mid-morning today! Call now to tell your Senators not to gamble with America's clean water! Better yet, call your Senators and tell them to not gut the Stream Protection Rule.More
Issues: CoalPollutionRenewable energyWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 28, 2017
Mountain Valley Pipeline Public Hearing Information
DEP's Division of Water and Waste Management will hold public hearings regarding the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project for State 401 Water Quality Certification, Natural Streams Preservation Act Permit, and for Oil and Gas General Water Pollution Control Permit.More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesWater
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
Press Release OVEC Jan 5, 2017
Fourth Circuit Court Affirms Clean Water Act Protections for West Virginia Families
Ruling Finds State Failed to Hold Coal Industry Accountable for Water Pollution, at Expense of Environment and CommunitiesMore
Issues: CoalPollutionWater
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 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
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
Press Release OVEC Nov 10, 2016
Media Advisory: Appalachia Stands with Standing Rock in Opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline!
We hold this action to stand in solidarity with Native Americans from more than 200 tribes, who have come together in unprecedented unity to defend the land, sacred sites, and water of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).More
Issues: #noDAPLPipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Nov 4, 2016
Stand Up to Fracking in the Wayne National Forest  
Speak up! BLM wants to auction off leasing rights to oil and gas companies for 1600 acres in Ohio’s only national forest, Wayne National Forest. This auction will allow the leasing and fracking of public lands. Public comments must be received by November 14.More
Issues: FrackingWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 4, 2016
Appalachia Stands with Standing Rock! #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally Nov. 15 in Huntington
Appalachia Stands with Standing Rock! #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15 @US Army Corps, 502 Eighth St, Huntington, WVMore
Issues: #noDAPLClimate changeFaithPipelinesSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Oct 13, 2016
Hey Boone County, Defend Your Water at October 17 Meeting
The Boone County meeting will discuss the draft PSD Source Water Protection Plan. Comment Oct. 17 in person or by writing by Oct. 31More
Issues: PollutionWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 5, 2016
We Need You to Help Monitor Water Quality Along Proposed Pipeline Route
Calling all volunteer water quality monitors. What: Fracked Gas Pipeline Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Training When: Sunday, October 16, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Where: Coonskin Park Tennis Center, Charleston, WV If you are interested in attending the training, please fill out the application linked to in this post--by October 10.More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesPollutionRogersville ShaleWater
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
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
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 15, 2016
Loopholes and Judgement Toxic to WV’s Drinking Water
A guest blog by Barbara Daniels and Tom Rhule, with the WV Mountain Party Environmental Justice Committee. Note that all opinions expressed are those of the bloggers, and do not necessarily reflect the views of OVEC members and staff. Factual statements below are the result of the writers’ research and have not been fact-checked by OVEC.  For more than a […]More
Issues: FrackingSludge Safety ProjectWaterWest Virginia
Press Release OVEC May 18, 2016
Mountain Valley Pipeline Would Impose $Billions in Costs on Local People, Communities, According to New Research
A new study by Charlottesville-based Key-Log Economics (“Economic Costs of the Mountain Valley Pipeline: Effects on Property Value, Ecosystem Services, and Economic Development in Virginia and West Virginia”) estimates the total cost to an eight-county region in southern West Virginia and southwest Virginia to $8.0 to $8.9 billion, in present value terms.More
Issues: FERCPipelinesWater
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 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
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