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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 Mar 22
#tbt: Lawsuits Have Helped Slowed MTR; What’s Up with the Settlement Money
The laws surrounding mountaintop removal in West Virginia have never been adequately enforced. We are so grateful to our attorneys who have worked with us for more than a decade to successfully sue MTR coal companies, corporate landowners, and government agencies for egregious legal failures. More
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Mar 22
Huntington: Today, Celebrate World Water Day; NAACP Candidate Forum; Up Your Activism Training
Celebrate World Water Day in Huntington, Meet the Candidates, and Energize Your Activism More
Action Alert Vivian Mar 15
March into Action: Call, Attend, Care, Defend!
Register now for the Community Organizing Summit; Call for the RECLAIM Act; Help Celebrate World Water Day! More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 9
Register Now for Community Organizing Summit, Held April 6-8 at Jackson’s Mill
We want to help you take action against extraction. The summit offers trainings for grassroots movement building. Register by March 30. Scholarships available. More
Press Release Vivian Mar 6
Media Advisory: Tri-State Water Defense Public Forum
Tri-State Water Defense Public Forum, 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 at Marshall University, Drinko Library, Room 402. More
Action AlertHoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 5
E-Day Tabling Cancelled, Other Events On; Go Teachers!
Tomorrow's E-day! tabling and speakers are cancelled due to the ongoing teachers’ strike. Go teachers! Evening events are still on, including the Tri-State Water Defense Public Forum,. More
Action Alert OVEC Feb 28
WV Senate Rejects SB 600 – Thank Them!
THANK YOU! In another victory for ratepayers, Senate Bill 600 failed to get a majority vote today in Charleston. While the bill was rejected, we know that the utilities are fighting for it and we don’t want to see SB 600 reconsidered today or tomorrow. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 27
Thanks to the 863 People Who Signed-On to Letter Re Auction of Gazette-Mail
Thanks to everyone who signed-on and thanks to all who encouraged others to sign, too. More
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Feb 26
Fracking-Related Activity Not Good for Birds and Other Living Things
One of WV’s greatest assets is our wild, natural beauty. Our leaders would be prudent to protect forested stream habitat for the Louisiana Waterthrush. This type of forward-thinking is just for the birds; it is for us all. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 23
Natalie’s Legislative Update: Bad Bills at the WV Bill Mill, Plus a Good One!
Our ED shares info on some WV Legislative Session bills she's tracking; join her under the Golden Dome! More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 23
Act on Co-Tenancy and Other Bills; Sign-on for the Charleston Gazette; More
The West Virginia Legislative Session is careening to a close on March 10. Here are some action items. 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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