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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!

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#NoCancerValley! #NoASH Tell Ohio EPA No New Fracking Pipeline!

Sign-on to a letter to FERC here.

Watch: Greed Pays: Pipelines and Profits  

Hoots and Hollers Vivian May 18
50+ Groups Urge Tri-Caucus House Leaders to Stand Up for #NetNeutrality
%0 groups sign letter to Congress to restore #netneutrality. It's essential to the work of people whose voices have traditionally been marginalized, misrepresented, and even ignored. With a free and open internet, people can bypass media gatekeepers and speak directly to one another. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 18
Asking You to Sign On to a Couple of Letters, Upcoming Events
Spring into action: Endorse the Poor People's Campaign by signing on to a letter today; Come out to Sustainability Fair tomorrow; Comment on the Falcon Pipeline; Get your tickets for Reflections on Sacred Actions for Earth. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 17
#BreakFreeFromPlastic Tour Includes Stop in Wetzel County, West Virginia
Plastics don’t just pollute the ocean, they pollute from cradle to grave starting with the communities impacted by oil & gas extraction from which plastics are made. International #breakfreefromplastics tour includes a day with OVEC, and many of our allies. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 15
Poor People’s Campaign Resurrected: Sign-On to Statement of Support
We are encouraging individuals and groups to sign on to a letter of support for the Poor People's Campaign. We urge others in our movement to endorse and join with the Poor People’s Campaign. We call particular attention to the plan for actions the week of June 3-9 on ecological devastation and health. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 15
Video 3: Greed Pays: Pipelines and Profits
Our friends at Beyond Extreme Energy have released the third in a series of educational videos meant to inform us all on issues related to FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), fracking, and extreme energy. Watch, learn, share. More
Hoots and Hollers Vivian May 11
Demand FERC Reform – Sign Petition re FERC’s Pipeline Review Process
Despite the devastating impacts of pipeline infrastructure and despite multiple requests by citizens for more input, FERC has provided only minimal opportunity to comment. It is critical that FERC hear from the thousands who are being harmed by FERC-approved projects. Sign today, and help spread the word. More
Action Alert Vivian May 11
Defend Our Water: Meeting Tomorrow; Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Come to the Tri-State Water Defense Group meeting May 12, WV Poor People’s Campaign Rally at the Capitol May 14, and the Huntington Sustainability Fair on May 19; Seeking volunteers for water-related events and trainings in June; Easy e-actions, too! More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 8
Video 2: Is Natural Gas a Clean Alternative?
Our friends at Beyond Extreme Energy have released the second in a series of educational videos meant to inform us all on issues related to FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), fracking, and extreme energy. Watch and share! More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 7
Tickets on Sale Now for “Reflections on Sacred Actions for Earth;” Tabling Available
Tickets now on sale for Catholic Committee of Appalachia's benefit evening, held in honor of Friends of Water founder Chris Hale, featuring "Reflections on Sacred Action for Earth" with WV-born authors Denise Giardina and Ann Pancake, in a conversation moderated by OVEC's retired ED, Janet Keating. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 1
Video 1: Are Oil and Gas Pipelines for the Public Good?
Our friends at Beyond Extreme Energy have released the first in a series of educational videos meant to inform us all on issues related to FERC, fracking, and extreme energy. Please watch, learn, and share! More
Hoots and Hollers Robin Apr 24
Our Members Speak: Fracking is New Economic Bubble
Could it be that a lot of the new fracked-gas-related infrastructure being built in our state and region—already resulting in significant deforestation and water pollution and numerous other problems—could end up being abandoned when the bubble bursts? More

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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 30, 2017
It’s Not a Done Deal: Say “No!” to Appalachian Storage Hub – Part 1
Planned Chemical Monstrosity Would Bring Skyrocketing Climate Emissions, Public Health Dangers More
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Aug 29, 2017
Tunnel Vision at FERC
As a way to study environmental impacts, looking at the world through a tiny close-up lens is not a good approach. More
GalleryHoots and Hollers Bill Hughes Apr 18, 2017
#Fracking #Pipelines in Your Neighborhood: Intro to a Dirty Picture Collection
This blog series details the community and environmental impacts and inconveniences which were actually experienced by local residents during the 11-month-long construction of the 30-inch Ohio Valley Connector pipeline in Wetzel County, WV. More
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