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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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November 30 to December 1: Call to Action for Racial Equality presents West Virginia’s first racial justice conference, the Mountain State Racial Justice Summit. Register now, here.

Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Nov 15
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 OVEC Nov 7
WV Environmental Council Hiring for Lobbyist Positions
The WV Environmental Council is seeking lobbying proposals for full time legislative lobbying during the 2019 regular Legislative Session, which runs from January 9 through March 9, 2019. More
Action Alert OVEC Nov 5
The Climate is Ripe for Change: Vote Tomorrow. Come Out Tonight. Support Minden. Act.
Vote: If you haven't voted already, please get thee to the polls on November 6. And every Monday in November, come find out about the Devil We Know. And be sure to make comments for Minden by Nov. 13. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 1
Hey WV, If You Haven’t Voted Yet, Vote!
A guide to voting in Cabell County and elsewhere in WV. Vote, vote, vote! More
Hoots and Hollers Frank Grant Oct 26
Drawdown: A Book To Ramp Your Climate Action Up
This marvelous book stands as an essential primer on how our species can redeem itself from the harm it has done and is doing to the planet. Drawdown will ramp your action up! More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Oct 24
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
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 24
Early Voting On in WV from October 24 to November 3
Why vote? The powers-that-be are trying to make it harder for you to vote! Don't take that--get out and vote. Here are some ways to inform yourself. More
Hoots and Hollers Robin Oct 23
Ever Heard of PHMSA? Learn About Upcoming Actions and Comment
This little-known governmental entity could have a big role in approval and/or oversight of the proposed Appalachian Storage Hub project. Learn more and take action. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 11
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report: Support One Another, Upcoming Events
This latest IPCC report underscores the need for us to support one another. The film UNFRACTURED helps illustrate just one way to action. More
Press Release OVEC Oct 4
Groups Applaud Progress on Ohio River Protections
Your comments worked--for now! We will need to continue to let ORSANCO know we what it to maintain its role in pollution control standards for the Ohio River. 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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