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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!

Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 11
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report: Support One Another, Upcoming Events
This latest IPCC report underscores the need for us to support one another. The film UNFRACTURED helps illustrate just one way to action. More
Press Release OVEC Oct 4
Groups Applaud Progress on Ohio River Protections
Your comments worked--for now! We will need to continue to let ORSANCO know we what it to maintain its role in pollution control standards for the Ohio River. More
Action Alert Vivian Oct 3
October Opportunities to Take Information, Turn it to Action
October offers plenty of opportunities to inform yourself, and to turn chances your outrage (or despondency) into action. Get primed to act, get primed to vote! More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 2
Sign-On Letter: “Innovation Valley: A Cleaner, Better Vision for the Ohio River Valley” #NoASH
WV, OH, and PA grassroots groups are circulating a sign-on letter to our states' governors calling for an alternative future in the Ohio River Valley, one that is not based on extraction and harm. Deadline to sign is Oct. 19 More
Press Release OVEC Oct 1
Ohio River Advocates to Governors: Reject Roll-Back of Clean Water Protections
In the lead-up to an October 4 vote that could overturn 70 years of regional collaboration to reduce pollution in the Ohio River, advocates are urging regional governors to reject weakening clean water protections to the river, which is the source of drinking water for more than five million people. More
Hoots and Hollers Mel Tyree Oct 1
Fortunately, We Don’t Need Our Government for Climate Action, Clean Energy Growth
Our government is failing to act on greenhouse gas reductions, but basic economics will bring clean energy to the market place, with or without government involvement. More
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Oct 1
Mondays That Matter Screens Dark Money this Month; Panel Tonight
In the wake of the Citizens United ruling, dark money floods elections nationwide, but this film documents a struggle that has the potential to change the way elections happen across the U.S. More
Hoots and Hollers Robin Sep 28
Huntington Mayor Asks ORSANCO to Maintain Its Ohio River Pollution Control Standards
Huntington, WV Mayor Steve Williams has sent a statement to ORSANCO commissioners, asking that they not abdicate their PSC role iwithin the Ohio River watershed. You can comment too! More
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Hoots and Hollers Robin Sep 26
Act Now: Final Push to Keep Ohio River Pollution Control Standards Intact
Next week ORSANCO meets in Fayette Co. and may try to ditch its Ohio River pollution control standards efforts. Speak up, and contact your gov, too. Here's how. More
Newlsetter OVEC Sep 19
Winds of Change, Fall, 2018
On June 27, the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places announced its decision to restore the site of the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain labor conflict to the National Register, which should help protect the site from mountaintop removal coal mining. More

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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 Vivian Jul 21, 2018
Now We Can Say Something on Paula Swearengin’s Bid for Senate Seat
Thank you, Paula Jean Swearengin, for an amazing effort that truly is an inspiration to people across the nation who are fed up with politics as usual. More
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
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