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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!

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
Hoots and Hollers Mary Sansom Sep 19
Pipeline Filings of August 2014 Coincidence or Connection?
All told, the summer of 2014 spawned almost 2000 miles of large-diameter, interstate pipeline projects on the East Coast alone. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 17
Elizabeth Catte’s Talk: Petrochem Wrong for Appalachia’s Future
Politicians promoting a massive petrochemical complex for our region would be getting the future of Appalachia all wrong if they have their way. Support those already living in Cancer Alleys in LA and TX and get up, get active right here in WV! More
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Hoots and Hollers Vivian Sep 15
It’s Today: OVEC’s Treehuggers’ Ball!
The event takes place today, September 15, 3 to 10 p.m. Of course, you can attend part or all of the event. Bring your appetite, come meet new friends, and come dance, all while supporting OVEC! More
Hoots and Hollers Mary Sansom Sep 13
For-Profit Pipelines, Landowners, and “Fair” Compensation
Landowners in the path of a pipeline can’t take it or leave it. Their private property is generating profits for people whose homes are far away from the incineration zone. Why shouldn’t the landowner whose property is taken at least participate in the profits? More
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Sep 10
Review of Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold
Read this book if you want a close-up look at how state and federal agencies work, and what happens to those adversely affected by fracking. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 6
Page-Kincaid Water Woes: Volunteers and Water Donations Needed
Donations of water or cash to buy water and volunteers to offload water are needed in Page-Kincaid area of Fayette County. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 6
Help the Alliance for Appalachia Bring 40 Appalachians to D.C.
The Alliance for Appalachia is in the midst of raising funds by Sept. 15 to bring 40 representatives from member organizations to Washington, D.C. this fall to tell their stories about mountaintop removal impacts, black lung, and the region's efforts to create a sustainable economy. Donate! More
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Action Alert Vivian Sep 6
September: Rise for Climate Action, Dance with Treehuggers, Lend a Hand (or $) for Water
Lots to do in September: Come to the climate march, come learn about monitoring pipelines, come to the Treehuggers' Ball. Plus, sign a petition, and lend a hand and a few bucks for clean water. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 5
Coal Doc, Coal News, OVEC Quotes, Your Notes, Our Actions
The young people of West Virginia are clear-eyed about what will help their state move forward—and it’s not more mines More
Press Release Vivian Sep 5
Media Advisory: Ohio River Rising Climate Rally and March in Huntington, WV
Family friendly activities, speakers, information on local, regional, national, and global climate issues. Come out to Heritage Station and join in the march around the downtown area. Come celebrate your love for Huntington, the Ohio River, and the Earth! 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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