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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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Help OVEC celebrate our 30th birthday! Take part in our $30 for 30 campaign
Here are some highlights from 30 years of standing our ground!  

Newlsetter OVEC Dec 10
Winds of Change, Winter 2017-18
Dianne Bady was one of the principal founders of OVEC. Dianne, 67, succumbed to cancer on October 23, 2017 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, WV. Her husband Rick, her son Aaron, her sister Monica McFarland, and OVEC staff were with her in her final hours.More
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Dec 8
Rover Pipeline Construction Disrupts Community Near Sistersville, WV, Now and Forever
The eight homes here are located an average of 300 feet from the pipeline. Should a malfunction occur, the incineration zone for the pipeline is a radius  of approximately 1300 feet. That is, should a blast occur, everything within 1300 feet will be incinerated. More
Hoots and Hollers Janet Dec 7
30 Years of OVEC: A Few Stand-Out Moments
Reflections on OVEC's 30 years of standing our ground with citizens and communities threatened by polluting and extractive industries. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 6
Comments of Vivian Stockman at the Hearing on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
We simply do not have to choose between either our health and breathable air or economic opportunities. That’s a lie fossil fuel lobbyists and their bought-and-paid-for politicians desperately want us to continue believing. But, willful ignorance solves nothing. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 6
Comments of Dustin White at the Hearing on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
The majority of coal still mined here is metallurgical being shipped overseas. It is not for electric generation. This repeal will not bring back coal jobs in WV. And let’s stop pretending this administration cares what citizens think.More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 4
#SavetheNet #StoptheVote – It’s Coming Down to the Wire on Net Neutrality
#SavetheNet. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment to save the Internet. What can you do now? Action steps compile here. Protest coming up in Huntington, St. Albans.More
MXP stormwater permit
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 4
MXP Stormwater Permit – Documents Useful for Making Your Comments
The comment period for DEP's stormwater permit for the Mountaineer Xpress pipeline is on till Dec. 17. Here's where to find documents associated with the permit.More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 2
Comments of Rev. Robin Blakeman at the Hearing on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
I rejoiced when this plan was approved; I never thought I would have to come and defend it again, but here I am…More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 29
Comments of Rev. Rose Edington at the Hearing on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
What kind of country denies the factual reality of climate change and thereby steals its children’s futures and damages their health? What kind of country will allow the destruction of creation, with its awe and wonder, for the sake of greed?More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 27
People of Faith Care for Creation: WVIPL and the Clean Power Plan
We members of the WV Interfaith Power and Light Steering Committee seek to build a coalition of faith-based voices throughout our beautiful state, who will actively engage in the work of preserving the clean air, water and over-all environment on which all life depends.  Therefore, we oppose Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan.More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 27
On #GivingTuesday, Support OVEC’s $30 for 30 Campaign
If you take part in #GivingTuesday, will you consider making a donation to OVEC as part of our $30 for 30 campaign?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 DangersMore
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
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 7, 2017
OVEC’s $30 for 30 Campaign to Mark Our 30th Year
OVEC turns 30 this year. Times are tough, so we are asking for your help in our $30 for 30 campaign. Become a member. Ask friends to join. Send an extra gift of $30 or more. From now to the end of the year, we have a goal of raising $30,000. More
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