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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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Hoots and Hollers Robin Jun 14
Less or More Ohio River Pollution Control Standards?
Source of drinking water for 5 million, the Ohio River is the most polluted ricer in the U.S. Be ready to tell ORSANCO to drop its the proposal to change in the way it deals with pollution control standards.  More
Newlsetter OVEC Jun 14
Winds of Change, Summer, 2018
March 22 is World Water Day, and to celebrate, we teamed up with our partners in the Tri-State Water Defense group for a couple of events. More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jun 14
The Proposed Appalachian Storage Hub and Why You Need to Take Action
Petrochemicals, pipelines, and plastics are not a plus for the Ohio Valley. We are threatening the future of generations to come if we buy into this promise of short-term economic gains instead of realizing the disastrous long-term effects that will occur.  More
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Jun 12
Sign-On to Show Your Opposition to the Appalachian Petrochemical Complex
We are just a few days away from our #PaddleAgainstPetro action on June 18. Please sign on to this letter to show your opposition to the proposed Appalachian Storage Hub. Sign, then share! More
Action Alert Vivian Jun 7
Justice June: Faith, Climate, Water, Pipelines, and Democracy
Actions and events in June for clean water, clean elections, #keepitintheground work, holding FERC accountable and more... More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 7
Jam-packed June: Jump to it for Justice
Here are some of the regional June events you can attend and actions you can take to help the long arc of the moral universe bend ever closer to justice... More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 5
Join Tri-State Water Defense Network on June 16
Join Tri-State Water Defense Network on June 16 in Huntington for the Ohio River Sweep in the morning, Radical Joy for the Ohio River at noon, and the 2nd Annual Huntington Pride Picnic at 3. More
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jun 5
Environmental Advocacy in 2018 WVCC Public Policy Issue Priorities
This concise document has some excellent advice for our elected leaders—on issues ranging from climate change and renewable energy development, to water and public health issues associated with shale gas development. There's a strong call to end mountaintop removal coal mining. More
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Jun 1
The Shale Gas Revolution—the Upside and the Downside
Our area is in the heart of the “shale gas revolution,” in which major new quantities of gas are being recovered from deep formations—here, the Marcellus and Utica shales—thus transforming our economy. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 22
Video 4: What is FERC?
Our friends at Beyond Extreme Energy have released the fourth and final video in an educational series meant to inform us all on issues related to FERC, fracking, and extreme energy. Watch, then take action! More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 18
First Stage of ASH: Falcon Pipeline; Comment by May 30
The Falcon Pipeline is a critical first component of the Appalachian Storage Hub, so comment in person May 23, or comment in writing by May 30. Here's how. 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 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
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