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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 Dec 14
Winds of Change, Winter, 2018-2019
On the misty morning of September 8, close to the Ohio River’s shores, about 50 people gathered at Heritage Station in Huntington, WV, to rally and march through downtown to cry out for climate action. Our rally that day was one of thousands held worldwide to make a grassroots push for clean energy and sustainable communities. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 11
Why I Support OVEC. I Hope You Will Too.
I’ve supported OVEC all these years because the tenacious group of people has enriched my life and my community. I am asking you to show your support to OVEC, too, by making your tax-deductible donation today. More
Action Alert OVEC Dec 11
Give a Holiday Gift to the Ohio River Valley: Comment Today; More Upcoming Actions
Give the gift of action! While you might be thinking of hibernation, there are still a few more actions to take before that winter nap. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 27
This #GivingTuesday: Help Stop the Petrochemical Zombie Attack
ASH would be a grave threat to the drinking water of millions of people. Politicians dreams of locking us into a petrochemical future is flat-out nuts, especially in light of all the grave climate change studies and reports that have emerged in recent months. More
Action Alert Vivian Nov 26
Some Thanks, Some Comments (Petrochem Permit!), Some Actions, Some More
Comment on a petrochem permit, come out to meet book loving friends, fight back the zombie attack on #GivingTuesday, more... More
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Nov 25
Review of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
Drawdown was a major collaborative effort involving 70 research fellows from 40 countries. It’s not so much a cohesive plan as a list of partial solutions: 80 that are tested and in use at least somewhere in the world, and another 20 that are speculative. More
Hoots and Hollers Alex Cole Nov 21
Meet Alex Cole, OVEC’s Newest Staff Member
I come from a place with deep roots. I have spent my short 30 years studying our history and our ecology in an attempt to understand myself and my people. In my role as community organizer, I hope to continue that education and share what I have learned with as many people as possible. More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Nov 15
Plants, Plastics: The Hemp Kind Versus the Toxic Kind
Why build an enormous petrochemical complex in the Ohio Valley to produce toxic plastics? Why risk our health? Let's embark on a major hemp production project to lift l without destroying the land, air and water we depend on! More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 7
WV Environmental Council Hiring for Lobbyist Positions
The WV Environmental Council is seeking lobbying proposals for full time legislative lobbying during the 2019 regular Legislative Session, which runs from January 9 through March 9, 2019. More
Action Alert OVEC Nov 5
The Climate is Ripe for Change: Vote Tomorrow. Come Out Tonight. Support Minden. Act.
Vote: If you haven't voted already, please get thee to the polls on November 6. And every Monday in November, come find out about the Devil We Know. And be sure to make comments for Minden by Nov. 13. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 1
Hey WV, If You Haven’t Voted Yet, Vote!
A guide to voting in Cabell County and elsewhere in WV. Vote, vote, vote! More

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Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Nov 15, 2018
Plants, Plastics: The Hemp Kind Versus the Toxic Kind
Why build an enormous petrochemical complex in the Ohio Valley to produce toxic plastics? Why risk our health? Let's embark on a major hemp production project to lift l without destroying the land, air and water we depend on! More
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 Randi Pokladnik Oct 24, 2018
If Not Now, When? If Not Us, Who?
We have the tools and the science to tackle this problem. Whether main stream media, government institutions, and state and local politicians join us remains to be seen, but waiting is not an option. More
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