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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!

Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 20
DEP Public Hearing on State Plan for the Control of Air Pollution from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Here are comments you can use to draft your own. The hearing and comment deadline are today, August 20. More
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 20
Trump Coming to WV to Announce Plans to Let States Regulate Coal-Fired Power Plant Pollution
We can't leave regulating CO2 and other pollution to a state like ours, whose billionaire governor owns coal mines, and whose history shows politicians continually putting the interests of coal corporations above the health and safety of its people. More
Hoots and Hollers Robin Aug 17
We Won! And, Now A Related Battle: Your Comments Needed!
Today! Federal court rules that life-saving protections must now be implemented by industry. That's a big win! Now please comment for more community protections. Details here. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 17
Survey Says: Americans of All Stripes Want Renewable Energy; Tell The Candidates!
Americans of all political persuasions are into renewable energy. Let political candidates know, and be registered and ready to vote! More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 17
Eminent Domain, Property Value, and Fracked Gas Pipelines
Pipeline companies don’t care that their actions cost us. They make money by externalizing as many costs as possible, like pollution of our environment. More
Action Alert Vivian Aug 10
August Actions: Water, Climate, and Voting
Make sure you are registered to vote; Come to a free screening of Chasing Coral tonight; More upcoming events. More
Hoots and Hollers Robin Aug 9
Submit Comments to Your Governor re: Ohio River Pollution Standards
Please contact your governor about ORSANCO's Ohio River pollution control standards. Here's how, If you want to attend a meeting where ORSANCO makes a decision on these standards, contact Robin. Here's how. More
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Aug 8
Drowning in a Sea of Estrogen: Another Reason for #PetroFreeWV, #NoASH
Chemicals used in oil and gas fracking are another source of chemicals wrecking havoc with our fertility. More than 130 chemicals used in fracking are known or suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals. #PetroFreeWV #NoASH More
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Aug 4
Remembering Ben Stout, Truly A Hero For West Virginia
Ben: Taking the top off of a mountain. Is that the right thing to do? I don’t think an individual can say yes to that. I think any individual knows that that’s wrong. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 3
Comment for the Sake of the Ohio River; It’s About Our Lives
ORSANCO is currently taking comments on a proposal to change the way it deals with pollution control standards for the Ohio River. Not good! Please comment and write letters-to-the-editor. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 3
Scientist, Compassionate Water Defender Dr. Ben Stout Passes
OVEC joins with his family and so many West Virginians in mourning the passing of Dr. Ben Stout. We are filled with deep gratitude for his lifetime of work on behalf of the people and waters of West Virginia. More

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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 3, 2018
Comment for the Sake of the Ohio River; It’s About Our Lives
ORSANCO is currently taking comments on a proposal to change the way it deals with pollution control standards for the Ohio River. Not good! Please comment and write letters-to-the-editor. 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 Vivian Jul 21, 2018
Now We Can Say Something on Paula Swearengin’s Bid for Senate Seat
Thank you, Paula Jean Swearengin, for an amazing effort that truly is an inspiration to people across the nation who are fed up with politics as usual. More
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