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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
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Feb 15, 2017
Error 404: WVDEP NOT FOUND
For folks like me, who often have to access the WVDEP website's information, the last two weeks have been a struggle. When we try to use DEP’s online databases, we are greeted with an error message or an ironic image of a sad face. That’s because the DEP’s servers have stopped working and have been down all this time. More
Issues: accountablityCoalDEPminingMountaintop removalPermitsPollutionWest VirginiaWVDEP
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 31, 2017
40 Groups To WV DEP: Heed Community When Filling Environmental Advocate Position
40 groups have signed a letter to the new WV DEP chief about the firing and hiring of the agency's Environmental Advocate. More
Issues: DEPWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Dec 12, 2016
Remembering Ken Hechler: Champion of the People
Ken Hechler, RIP. Union supporter, environmentalist, statesman, writer, historian, teacher, husband, father and add one more label—civil rights activist. Dear Ken, we know that you, of all people, have earned your eternal rest. Well done. You will be sorely missed.More
Issues: Black lungCoalMine safetyMountaintop removalRacial inequalitySocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 3, 2016
Youth Environmental Leader Charles Orgbon III Tours MTR Sites with OVEC
"Every step in coal energy use is dirty, from extraction to disposal, and this weekend I got to see it first-hand," youth environmental leader Charles Orgbon, III, writes of his ground tour of mountaintop removal sites.More
Issues: Mountaintop removalWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 3, 2016
Blood on the Mountain Documentary Screens in LA, NYC, Houston, and DC Theaters
Congratulations to Mari-Lynn Evans and Jordan Freeman on the theatrical release and the great reviews of their documentary, Blood on the Mountain. If you know anyone in D.C., their chance to see it is coming up.More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 20, 2016
If You Give Gifts During the Holiday Season, Give Gifts that Give Twice
If you use Amazon for gift giving, try Amazon Smile and link to OVEC. If you figure folks already have too much stuff, give an OVEC gift membership.More
Issues: Social justiceWest Virginia
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 OVEC Nov 16, 2016
AmeriCorps VISTA Position Open with OVEC; Deadline to Apply Dec. 7
OVEC has been approved to host an AmeriCorps VISTA and we are recruiting applicants now. The deadline to apply for this position is December 7. Applications must be made at a link found in this post. The position begins at the end of the January and lasts one year.More
Issues: Renewable energyTransition economyWest Virginia
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 Mary Wildfire Oct 4, 2016
A Day in DC for Climate Justice
During the last week of September, I went to Washington, D.C. with a couple other OVEC members in a trip organized by WV Citizens Action Group. There were fourteen of us from West Virginia, traveling in two vans and a car. Other OVEC members on the trip (at least the ones I knew) included Rose Edington, […]More
Issues: Climate changeEPAWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Robin Sep 21, 2016
Faith, Floods and Climate Change: WWJD?
What role can churches and faith communities play in the midst of these literal and political storms? It would be wonderful if our churches and faith communities could become advocates for disaster preparedness and disaster prevention, not to mention sustainable climate action. Many faith leaders sadly see this type of discussion and activity as “too political.” WWJD?More
Issues: Climate changeWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Frank Grant Sep 14, 2016
Review: The Price Of Justice by Lawrence Leamer
Leamer's book has it all: murder of ideals, people (some would say), graft, greed, toxic liaisons, courtroom drama, cruelty, disregard of the spirit of the law, poor boy makes good... What is the price of justice in West Virginia? Does only a coal baron know?More
Issues: CoalWest Virginia
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
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
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 4, 2016
March 15: DEP Public Meeting on Fayette Co. Compressor Station Permit
March 15: 6 - 8 p.m. Meadow Bridge Fire Station, located at 8958 Sewell Creek Road, (Route 20), Meadow Bridge, Fayette County, WV. The DEP's will hold a public meeting to provide information regarding Mountain Valley Pipeline’s air quality permit application for the Stallworth Compressor Station.More
Issues: Compressor stationFrackingPipelinesWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 28, 2016
Outraged? March 12 Come Tell Legislators You Will #RememberInNovember
Outraged at what's going on in the 2106 WV State Legislature? Come out at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 at the WV State Capitol. Come tell legislators you will #RememberInNovember.More
Issues: Social justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Robin Feb 4, 2016
Prayer for West Virginia and Her People
We pray that people—especially those who are most in need—would be placed as a higher priority than profit. We pray for creative alternatives to the status quo. More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 29, 2016
WV Premiere of Blood on the Mountain Tuesday at WVU
Info from a Blood on the Mountain News Advisory: WHAT: West Virginia University premiere of documentary film Blood On The Mountain as the kickoff for the West Virginia University Community Human Rights Film Festival WHEN: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 7:00 p.m. Film starts, discussion panel follows screening (runtime: 93 minutes). WHERE: Gluck Theatre, WVU Mountainlair, 1550 […]More
Issues: Mine safetyMountaintop removalSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 7, 2016
What, Me Lobby? Learn How: Advocacy Trainings
This month, with the legislative session right around the corner, several WV groups are co-hosting a series of advocacy trainings across the state. We sure hope OVEC members and supporters will take advantage of these trainings. Current sponsors of the all or some of the trainings include WV Rivers Coalition, WV FREE, WV CAG, WV E-Council […]More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalRenewable energyRogersville ShaleSocial justiceTransition economyWest Virginia
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