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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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Help OVEC celebrate our 30th birthday! Take part in our $30 for 30 campaign
Here are some highlights from 30 years of standing our ground!  

MXP stormwater permit
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 19
You Can Comment on the Proposed MXP Stormwater Permit
The official public comment period on the Stormwater Permit WVR310872 for the large-diameter, high pressure pipeline Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline is open until December 17. You can request a hearing.More
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Nov 16
Revelation: Alpha Weasels Out of Bonding Obligations
Alpha will transfer to Lexington Coal a total of 160permits from West Virginia. This deal eliminates $192 million in self-bonding Alpha owes to West Virginia.More
Action Alert Vivian Nov 14
Comment on the Trump Administration’s Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
Comment on the Trump Administration's proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan.More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 13
OVEC: Highlights of 30 Years of Standing Our Ground – Part Three: The Third Decade
Our 30th birthday has us reflecting on three decades of standing our ground. Here are some highlights from OVEC's third decade. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 13
OVEC: Highlights of 30 Years of Standing Our Ground – Part Two: The Second Decade
Our 30th birthday has us reflecting on three decades of standing our ground. Here are some highlights from OVEC's second decade.  More
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Nov 10
The Toxic Masculinity of Fossil Fuels
“Where’s your dress,” I heard someone yell out as I went up to the microphone to speak to the National Academies of Sciences on the health impacts of mountaintop removal a few months back.  I had heard it a couple years ago for the first time when I spoke at a rally against MTR at […]More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 10
OVEC: Highlights of 30 Years of Standing Our Ground – Part One: The First Decade
Our 30th birthday has us reflecting on three decades of standing our ground. Here are some highlights from OVEC's first decade.  More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 10
Register Now: Hearing on Proposed Clean Power Plan Repeal in Charleston; Deadline to Register Nov. 16
You have from now until Nov. 16 to register to comment at the Charleston, WV hearing on the EPA's proposed repel of the Clean Power Plan. Turn out, speak up, as if the futures depend on it!More
Action Alert Vivian Nov 2
Sad News: Farewell to Dianne; #WVWaterCrisis Doc Screening this Weekend
OVEC mourns the passing of a founder, Dianne Bady, who combated the corrupt and careless political climate here, which is detailed in "What Lies Upstream," the #wvwatercrisis documentary that screens this weekend in Huntington and Charleston. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 1
Mountain Valley Pipeline: WV DEP Bails on Protecting State’s Waters
WV DEP capitulates on protecting states waters. As our citizens' voices are being silenced, our state and region's clean water and air are being jeopardized.More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 26
Dianne McFarland Bady: August 8, 1950 – October 23, 2017
Dianne McFarland Bady died after a short illness, but a long struggle. Her final days came much too soon, and we are bereft. But she departed with her friends and family at her side, and her soul was at peace. Although it took an incurable cancer to force her to finally retire, OVEC will continue and nothing can kill Dianne’s vision.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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