OVEC together-we-grow logoWho We Are

OVEC (the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition) formed in 1987 to stop a toxic waste dump/incinerator proposed for a low-income community near Huntington, WV. We won that campaign. By supporting organized voices and empowered communities, we’ve been winning environmental and social justice campaigns ever since. Our members and volunteers are crucial to our work. Join OVEC!

Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 25
Your Support Needed for Our Summer Fundraising Goal of $30,000
With the help of folks like you, for more than three decades to make our region a better place. We are asking you to support our summer fundraiser by donating now. More
Newlsetter OVEC Jun 21
Winds of Change, Summer 2019
On April 9, about 50 people representing more than a dozen grassroots groups from West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania gathered to show our opposition to the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub, a petrochemical mega-complex build-out proposed for the Ohio and Kanawha river valleys. More
Action Alert Vivian Jun 18
Contact Your House Rep Today: Help Block Appalachian Storage Hub Loan Guarantee
#NoASH #PetroFreeWV Act today to require the Department of Energy to only back energy projects that address and mitigate climate change. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 12
TAKE ACTION – Help Block the Appalachia Storage Hub Loan Guarantee; Contact Your Reps in Congress
Take action to tell the House of Represenatives to block the Title XVII Loan Guarantee for the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub/Petrochemical Complex and keep the keep the DOE from offering loan guarantees to any project that doesn’t avoid or mitigate carbon emissions! More
Hoots and Hollers Frank Grant Jun 7
Review: ‘The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming’
Our lives depend on changing our thinking entirely about fossil fuels and using our political power to vote conventional energy out, lest our only home become Uninhabitable. More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jun 7
The Green New Deal: We Can’t Afford to Ignore It!
Read the Green New Deal--it is only 14 pages. Anyway you add it, the Green New Deal is something we cannot afford to ignore. America can do it! More
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Jun 7
What “Voluntary” Ohio River Pollution Control Standards Mean to Us
The way forward is a little murky, kind of like Ohio River Water sometimes, but we know citizen engagement is going to continue to play a central role. Stay active! More
Action Alert Vivian Jun 3
Jump Into June Actions
ROAR to re-imagine our Appalachian region! Stand up for Minden, and much more going on in June. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 23
Examples of Costly Climate Chaos in the United States
Climate chaos is already impacting the United States! Get local with solutions. More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik May 23
Untested Chemicals Are Everywhere—Even in Us!
Americans have more than 400 synthetic compounds in our bodies, 79 of which are known to cause cancer, mutations, or developmental disorders. We have one of the highest cancer rates in the world. #NoASH! More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 20
Knock Down Barriers with Knock Down the House
If you missed out screening of Knock Down the House, host one of your own, and open conversations across the political divide! More

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Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Nov 15, 2018
Plants, Plastics: The Hemp Kind Versus the Toxic Kind
Why build an enormous petrochemical complex in the Ohio Valley to produce toxic plastics? Why risk our health? Let's embark on a major hemp production project to lift l without destroying the land, air and water we depend on! More
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Jul 26, 2018
West Virginians Do Not Want China’s Appalachian Gas Investments: #NoASH #PetroFreeWV
Not everyone here in West Virginia thinks building Cancer Alley #2 along the entire Ohio River border of our state would be wonderful. Far from it! More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Oct 24, 2018
If Not Now, When? If Not Us, Who?
We have the tools and the science to tackle this problem. Whether main stream media, government institutions, and state and local politicians join us remains to be seen, but waiting is not an option. More