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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, over the years we had wins on environmental and social justice campaigns in our regions. Our members and volunteers, donors, supporters and allies were essential all to our work. Thank you!

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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 18
OVEC Closing Doors
As OVEC closes our doors, it is our fervent hope is that existing and new groups will continue to build even more power to help improve the outlook for our region. More
Action Alert Vivian Nov 9
Speak Up, Learn Up, and Log Out: November Action Alert
Speak up to WV legislators about transitioning away from coal, learn about the connections between plastic and climate and militarism and climate and log out of Facebook. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 4
OVEC Co-Directors Tonya Adkins and Vivian Stockman Retiring
We are grateful for the opportunity to have been part of OVEC! More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Nov 2
Carbon Capture is Not a Solution to the Climate Crisis
It is not just the idea of spending billions on CCUS, an unproven technology, that is ridiculous. CCUS is not a solution to mitigating climate change. More
Press Release OVEC Oct 28
Press Release: Day of Prayer for Senator Joe Manchin on All Saints Day, November 1, 2021
Senator Manchin is in an unprecedented situation in which his vote will affect the lives of generations to come. We pray that he will use that vote for the common good of all humanity. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 28
Prayer for Senator Manchin During All Saints Day, November 1, 2021
We ask that you instill in Senator Manchin and other leaders a sense of urgency to move quickly with meaningful action providing hope to our generations to come. More
Action Alert OVEC Oct 28
Climate Actions: Let Manchin Know WV Cares About Climate Change
Take action to let Senator Manchin know you care about the climate! More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 26
October 27: Coal Community Workgroup Listening Session in Beckley 
If you are in or near Beckley on October 27, you can take advantage of this opportunity to meet directly with state legislators on this topic. More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Sep 23
Dying of Dioxin
The possible build-up of a petrochemical hub in the Ohio River Valley might lead to even more dioxin exposures for local residents. More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Sep 21
Fact Sheet: Carbon Capture and Storage and Carbon Capture and Utilization
CCS is no false solution to slowing climate change. Investing in renewable energy is a better option for the environment and human health. More
John Amos coal-fired power plantPlant
Action Alert OVEC Sep 16
Speak with DEP and Coming Up: Speak Out, Listen, Learn
Tonight talk with DEP, tomorrow register to speak up on redistricting, learn about the folly of carbon capture and sequestration, and more... More