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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 7, 2017
OVEC’s $30 for 30 Campaign to Mark Our 30th Year
OVEC turns 30 this year. Times are tough, so we are asking for your help in our $30 for 30 campaign. Become a member. Ask friends to join. Send an extra gift of $30 or more. From now to the end of the year, we have a goal of raising $30,000. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jul 31, 2017
Sense of Place
Appalachians know a sense of place. More today, than at any time in history, people are speaking up to save the landscapes that they call home. From the First Nation’s tribes trying to halt the destruction of the world’s largest boreal forest in Canada due to Bakken Tar sands development, to the Pacific Islanders trying to save their homes from rising sea levels, people are finding the courage to speak out because of their “sense of place.”More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 27, 2017
MIners’ Health Care Future Up for Vote in Congress
Recently, retired deep miners, UMWA members, and OVEC members Chuck Nelson and Terry Steele both had op-eds published in West Virginia newspapers. The examine the plight of miners' health care benefits.More
Issues: CoalHealthWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 17, 2017
Join Us at Peoples Climate March in Huntington, or at the Location Nearest You
April 29: Join us for the Peoples Climate March Huntington, WV. Together, we will #resist. #WhyIMarch peoplesclimate.orgMore
Issues: Climate changeWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Apr 13, 2017
Oops, They Did It Again – A History of Industry “Accidents”
The coal slurry spill on March 23 in Boone County was just the latest in a long list of “accidents" in our state.More
Issues: BakkenCoalfossil fuelsFreedom IndustriesIndustryMCHMMine safetyMining AccidentsPipelinesPollutionregulationSlurrySlurry SpillWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 6, 2017
Watch the April 5 Hearing on the RECLAIM Act and Take Action
You can watch the April 5 2017 hearing on the RECLAIM Act here, and also get tips on taking action to fix this bill--for West Virginia's future.More
Issues: CoalTransition economyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 22, 2017
OVEC’s 30th Birthday Bash Weekend
This year, OVEC turns 30 and we hope you can join us for our 30th Birthday Bash Weekend. After all, all work and no play makes one crabby. Come on out to celebrate, agitate, recreate, and appreciate one another.  The weekend’s events start on Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m. with our 20th Treehuggers’ Ball and 30th […]More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingHealthMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 22, 2017
Birthday Bash Weekend: Bird Watching Hike at Greenbottom with Experienced Guides
As part of OVEC’s 30th Birthday Bash Weekend, spend a memorable morning at Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area, one of the most popular birding areas in West Virginia, with two experienced Huntington-area birders—Michael Griffith and Janet Keating.More
Issues: HealthWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 10, 2017
Renew WV
What is our energy future? That’s the question addressed in Renew West Virginia, a new publication from OVEC. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesRenewable energyRogersville ShaleWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 28, 2017
It Takes Water to Renew WV – Part 3
Read part 1 here, part 2 here. Another catastrophic event occurred less than a year later in West Virginia. In October, 2009, most of the fish and other aquatic life in the 28 mile length of Dunkard Creek were killed by a toxic bloom of golden algae spoiling the area for fishermen and picnickers. An EPA investigation […]More
Issues: MCHMWest VirginiaWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 28, 2017
It Takes Water to Renew WV – Part 2
While some water quality issues have developed over decades, like those related to coal waste impoundments and underground injection of coal sludge, other incidents are the result of a sudden, catastrophic failure.More
Issues: PollutionWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 28, 2017
It Takes Water to Renew WV – Part 1
Take Action Now: WV House Set to Vote on Toxic Water Bill Tomorrow, 3/1. Call Your Delegate Now. Details in this blog, plus more on water.More
Issues: WaterWest Virginia
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
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