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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!

Action Alert Vivian Jan 9
You are Needed: 2018 WV Legislative Session Begins Day After #WVWaterCrisis 4th Anniversary
The #wvwatercrisis brought folks out to defend our water. You are needed again during the 2018 WV Legislative Session to defend our water, air, land and people. Get active, get happy!More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 8
OVEC ED Statement on the 4th Anniversary of the MCHM #WVWaterCrisis
4 years after the #WVWaterCrisis, our water resources are still in peril. You can defend our water! Show up for the 60-day WV Legislative Session.More
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Jan 4
Appalachian Storage Hub: A Petrochem Horror
According to recent reports, the so-called "Appalachian Storage Hub" (ASH) has cleared its first hurdle. The U.S. Department of Energy has granted the first part of a two application loan of $1.9 billion for the Appalachia Storage & Trading Hub initiative. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 19
MXP Stormwater Permit Comments Due by Dec. 22; Here’s OVEC’s Letter to WV DEP
The deadline for written comments on Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline’s stormwater permit is December 22. Here are OVEC's comments to DEP; use them to help draft your own comments.More
Action Alert Vivian Dec 18
Holiday Greetings and Last 2017 Action Items: Pipelines, Tax Bill, Net Neutrality
Happy holidays from OVEC! Here are some actions to take as 2017 winds down. Local actions include commenting on two pipelines' stormwater permit. We've got links to easy online actions on stopping the tax bill, defending net neutrality and more. Please remember OVEC in your end-of-year giving!More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 18
West Virginians: Be Registered & Be Ready to Vote
West Virginians: Be registered & Be Ready to Vote. Every vote counts! More
MXP stormwater permit
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 14
MXP Stormwater Permit Written Comments Accepted Until Dec. 22
Please send a written comment on the WV DEP's stormwater permit for the Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline by December 22.More
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Dec 13
Comments of Mark Connelly at the Hearing on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
I believe that the Clean Power Plan should not be repealed, but should be strengthened.More
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

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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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