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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
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 14, 2016
Comment Now on Source Water Protection Plans
As you will recall, in January 2014 a Freedom Industries chemical spill into the Elk River poisoned the drinking water of some 300,000 West Virginians. Under intense public pressure, legislators passed some new laws to protect human health (and in following years, the legislators have been rolling back those protections, but that’s another story). One of the laws still […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 6, 2016
Source Water Protection Plans: Have Your Say
The law requires most of the state's public water systems to write up Source Water Protection Plans (SWPPs) by July 1, 2016. The water utilities are required to encourage public participation in creating the plans. We're encouraging you to get involved, too.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksHealthWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 28, 2016
March 8: Real Solutions Rendezvous for Our Water
WVAW is not accountable to our community. On Tuesday March 8, join us at Starlings for a REAL SOLUTIONS Rendezvous!More
Issues: Social justiceWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 10, 2016
Obi Henderson’s Comments at WV / Flint Solidarity Press Conference
Read here for the comments Obi Henderson delivered during the nearly 40-group Citizen Groups Unite for Water Justice press conference held February 9 at the WV State Capitol. Obi is CEO of Dreams Community Development Corporation and was one of the 300,000 West Virginians impacted by the January, 2014 #wvwatercrisis.More
Issues: HealthPollutionSocial justiceWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 29, 2016
Freedom Execs Sentenced Next Week: Show Up
Remember the #wvwatercrisis #wvchemleak! The entry below is from an e-mail Maya Nye sent to the WV Water Roundtable list-serv.  Sentencing for the Freedom Industries executives who plead guilty commence on Monday, February 1. Here are 3 things you can do to encourage justice in this case: Show up! Show the judge that victims still care. (Court the dates […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksMCHMSocial justiceWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 28, 2016
Pam Nixon, Others Comment on Report on WVAW vs. Public Water
To release their new report, “West Virginia American Water Company and the Case for Public Ownership and Operation,” our good friends at the Civil Society Institute held a tele-press conference on January 7. Making statements and fielding press questions were principal report author and CSI’s senior energy analyst Grant Smith, report editor and Advocates for a Safe […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksFreedom IndustriesHealthMCHMSocial justiceWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 27, 2016
Report: WVAW Still Unprepared to Deal with Crisis; Public Takeover Urged
January 9 marked the second anniversary of the chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without tap water for more than a week. On January 9, 2014, a leaking tank at Freedom Industries’ tank farm spewed about 10,000 gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals into the Elk River, about a mile upstream from West Virginia American Water’s […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksFreedom IndustriesHealthMCHMWaterWV American Water
July 16: Freedom Industries tank farm demolition underway.
Press Release OVEC Jan 8, 2016
Opportunity to Interview residents that were, and still are, impacted by the chemical spill two years ago.
Contact: Bill Price, bill.price@sierraclub.org, 304-389-8822 Concerned Families, Impacted Residents Gather to Observe Second Anniversary of West Virginia Chemical Spill at Exact Time Spill was Finally Reported Chemical used in coal processing poisoned water for 300,000 WV residents Charleston, WV—This Saturday, concerned families and impacted residents will gather to mark the second anniversary of a chemical spill on Elk River, just two miles above the water treatment plant near Charleston, which contaminated drinking water for more than 300,000 residents in central and southern West Virginia. Communities in coal mining areas are faced with the dangers of water pollution from coal mining every day. This spill pulled back the curtain on the coal industry's widespread and risky use of dangerous chemicals, and serves as an important reminder that coal-related pollution poses a serious danger to nearby communities. A group of locally impacted residents will be available for questions at the site of the spill, at the exact time that the tragedy occurred two years ago. Though the tanks are gone from the site, the effects remain. What: Opportunity to Interview residents that were, and still are, impacted by the chemical spill two years ago. Where: Scene of the spill, Freedom Industries 1015 Barlow Dr., Charleston, WV 25311 When: 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 (the spill was reported to the hotline at 12:05 p.m. two years ago) Who: Kate Flack, Charleston resident, new mother Diane Strickland, owner of Sugar and Spice Bakery in Charleston and others Sponsored by Sierra Club, WV Rivers, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and Advocates for a Safe Water System. ### More
Issues: MCHMWaterWV American Water
Press Release OVEC Jan 7, 2016
Report: Two Years After Elk River Chemical Spill, West Virginia American Water (WVAW) Unprepared to Deal With Another Major Crisis
Public Takeover of Charleston Area Water Supply Urged to Boost Accountability, Hold Down Rate Hikes, Reduce Disruptions & Promote More Infrastructure Investment.More
Issues: MCHMPollutionWaterWV American Water
Water Unites Us!
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 7, 2016
Drinking Water Forum Features Fun Along With Information
West Virginia Rivers Coalition and 21 partners, including OVEC, will host a free public forum on how citizens can get involved in drinking water protection, January 9 at the Culture Center in Charleston. The event, which coincides with the second anniversary of the Freedom Industries’ chemical leak, focuses on how the public can help shape […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksMCHMWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Oct 28, 2015
Keep Your Corporate Greed Out of My Water
It’s not rocket science. We need a public water system. We need to revoke this greedy, inept, arrogant company’s charter. We need this public commission to show some basic leadership, and not play to these negotiations, but do your job, and show them the door. And assuming leadership is tough to come by, the very, very, very, very, very least you can do is deny WV American Water’s outrageous rate hike. More
Issues: Social justiceWaterWV American Water
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Action Alert Vivian Oct 22, 2015
Take a Few Moments to Comment For Streams, More
Comment for streams on SPR by Oct. 26; come out for public water on Oct. 26; take action for racial justice and get ready for the Treehuggers' Ball: An OVEC Action AlertMore
Issues: Mountaintop removalPipelinesRacial inequalityWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 22, 2015
Come Out Monday: Speak Out Against the 28% Water Rate Increase
If you are frustrated by the water company's high rates, poor service, main breaks and continued vulnerability, then the Public Service Commission needs to hear from you! Go public!More
Issues: Social justiceWV American Water
Press Release OVEC Aug 13, 2015
Court Finds Fola Coal Violating Clean Water Act
Today, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia found that conductivity pollution from two mountaintop removal coal mines owned by Fola Coal, a subsidiary of Consol Energy, violated key state and federal water quality protections. The mines, Fola Surface Mine No. 2 and Fola Surface Mine No. 6, are located in Nicholas and Clay counties and both dump mine waste into valley fills located in tributaries to Leatherwood Creek. More
Issues: Mountaintop removalPollutionWV American Water
Action Alert Vivian May 11, 2015
Satisfaction Via In-Person and Online Action
In This Alert: May 16: Sustainability Fair, WV Mine Wars Museum , May 17: Stand Together For Safe Water & Energy Savings, June 15: This is Not Your Grandparents’ Oil & Gas Industry, Other Upcoming ActionsMore
Issues: ACHEMountaintop removalWV American Water
Pearl Award
Press Release OVEC Apr 14, 2015
WV-Based OVEC and SkyTruth to Receive Jean and Leslie Douglas Pearl Award
WASHINGTON, D.C. –— Two West Virginia-based groups will be among those receiving the Cornell Douglas Foundation’s second annual Jean and Leslie Douglas Pearl Awards at a 4 to 6 p.m. ceremony at the National Press Club on April 14.More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 29, 2015
FERC Hear This: Pipeline Risks to Rural Folks Too High
My home is approximately one mile from the Supply Header Pipeline. The proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline runs parallel to the Supply Header Project in our area. Why would we allow two pipelines so close to one another? At a meeting in Doddridge County, Dominion told us that the pipeline's blast zone radius will be 942 feet — everything 942 feet around any point of explosion along the pipeline will basically be gone/toast. Because of fracking-related activities, there already have been well fires, explosion, spills, leaks, well-water contamination and wrecks. Our roads have been destroyed by heavy truck traffic and full of drilling traffic — you take your life in your hands every time you get in your car. We are at risk now 24 hours a day every day of the year for this industry. Now, once again we are being asked to take on more of their risk.More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shalePipelinesPollutionWV American Water
Press Release OVEC Mar 19, 2015
Rogersville Deep Shale Drilling Next for Our Area?
Fracking operators are queuing up to dive into the deep Rogersville Shale deposit, located beneath eastern Kentucky and parts of southern and west-central West Virginia.More
Issues: EnergyFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleRogersville ShaleWV American Water
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