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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 Feb 5
Activate E-Day! For the Water, For Renewables, and For Some Fun
It's E-Day! Come out for clean water, clean air, healthy communities. Network for social progress! More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 4
Get Your MOJO On: Call Now About the Modern Jobs Act; Support Solar Jobs!
Support HB 2589 , MOJO, the Modern Jobs Act. It's a bipartisan effort regarding solar electricity generated on former coal mines. More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jan 29
Hey EPA, Keep the Mercury Standards!
EPA should not be rolling back mercury standards! Much of the mercury that makes its way into our bodies originates from the burning of coal in power plants. Be on the alert to comment to EPA. More
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Jan 25
Bev Reed: I Want Better For The Ohio River Valley
Hear from Ohio resident Bev Reed in this guest blog. Bev is one of many local folks stepping up to defend what they love from infrastructure as part of the proposed Appalachian Petrochemical Hub. More
Action Alert OVEC Jan 15
Calling All Water Drinkers and Pro-Democracy Thinkers
Show up for the water, for democracy, for we, the people! More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 12
This is What Democracy Looks Like, and You Are In It
The 2018 WV teachers' strike is a recent example of how people power works. We, the people, know how to make WV a better place to live. But we need to fix a broken system. Here's a solution. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 12
Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline Work Severs Phone Lines, Blocks Roads
Pipeline construction: Your phone lines are cut, your roads are blocked, and they call the sheriff on you for standing on the public road. More
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Jan 9
Reflections On The Water: WV Water Crisis Five Years Later And A New Petrochemical Threat
If the WV DEP could not regulate one chemical storage tank, how in the world can they regulate all the infrastructure of a 400-mile-long petrochemical complex? More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jan 8
Citizens Should Take the Lead On Creating the Change We Need
It is up to us. So many politicians are short sighted, unimaginative, and as Greta Thunberg said “not mature enough to tell it like it is.” More
water unites us
Action Alert OVEC Jan 7
New Year’s Changes; Join Event on the 5th Anniversary of #WVWaterCrisis; More
Hope in the New Year for democracy: take action. Changes at OVEC. Event to mark the 5th anniversary of the #WVWaterCrisis. More
Press Release OVEC Jan 3
Media Advisory: WATER: A sacred gift, a human right, and our stewardship role
On the eve on the fifth anniversary of the 2014 water crisis, community members are invited to gather for WATER: A sacred gift, a human right, and our stewardship role 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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