Home

OVEC together-we-grow logoWho We Are

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 Apr 19
Final Hours to Register to Speak at EPA’s Hearing on Outrageous Rollback of the Coal Ash Rule
It's down to the wire! There are just a few hours left to register to speak at EPA's public hearing on their outrageous rollback of the coal ash rule next Tuesday. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 18
Help Create Our Local Global Earth Exchange 2018
OVEC's is seeking volunteers and representatives of local progressive groups to help organize a local Global Earth Exchange event, on the banks of the Ohio River on June 16.   More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 18
What Lies Upstream Airing on WV PBS for the Week of Earth Day
During the week of Earth Day 2018, WV PBS is airing the documentary What Lies Upstream. The Independent Lens documentary is also available to stream online. The film examines the 2014 MCHM water crisis, water issues around the nation and the role of regulators. More
Action Alert Vivian Apr 11
April Actions and Events: Some Easy, Some Intense
Tell WV DEP: Coal River Mountain is Not a Dump! Come to hearing or sign the petition. Help out at our upcoming Earth Day events. Be sure you are registered to vote. And more... More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 10
CRACK FERC OPEN JUNE 23-25 IN DC: The Time is Now to Escalate!
It is time to escalate at FERC. BXE is planning three days of sharing/training, art-building and action from June 23-25, beginning the morning of Saturday, June 23. More
Hoots and Hollers Robin Apr 4
Big Questions About Proposed Appalachian Storage Hub/Petrochemical Complex
We've heard the news reports that the Appalachian Storage Hub/Petrochemical Complex project will be a "game changer" for our region, but how will it change our current "game"? A real game changer flips the same old, same old fossil fuel story. It’s time for water drinkers and air breathers to win! Team up!  More
Press Release OVEC Apr 4
Media Advisory: This Weekend at Jackson’s Mill: Community Organizing Summit Hosted by the Appalachian Gas Working Group
Media Advisory: April 6-8 at Jackson's Mill: Community Organizing Summit hosted by the Appalachian Gas Working Group. More
Hoots and Hollers Frank Grant Apr 3
A Review of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, by Dr. Elizabeth Catte
In this powerful little book of 132 pages, Catte rises to eloquence at times in exploding myths and stereotypes about the Appalachian region of the United States. She will be the keynote speaker at OVEC's annual meeting on September 15. More
Newlsetter OVEC Apr 2
Winds of Change, Spring 2018
If it is developed, this hub would bring a massive build-up of the petrochemical industry along the Ohio River from Beaver, PA, beyond Huntington, WV, and into Catlettsburg, KY. It would include a spur from the Kanawha River. Champions of the proposed hub see this as a good thing. But, we know otherwise from the experience of people who live near petrochemical plants. More
In the hills and hollows
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 29
Last Chance to Register for Community Organizing Summit; Upcoming Events
The deadline to register for the Appalachian Group Working Group Community Organizing Summit is 4 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 30. More info here, plus info on upcoming events in Charleston. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 22
#TBT: Lawsuits Have Helped Slow 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

OVEC's Featured Flower / Critter / Fungi. Click image for larger view

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
Hoots & Hollers, the OVEC Blog © 2014 Frontier Theme