OVEC Action Alert

Veto, Strike, Real-Life Action That’s More Than a “Like”

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
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Mar 14, 2019 View / Comment Online

Tell Governor Justice:  VETO SB 622
Gazette editorial: Justice should veto campaign finance bill

What do we want? Democracy! When do we want it? Now!

But many members of the WV Legislature couldn’t care less what we, the people, want. That is evidenced by the passage of SB 622, a bill that allows even more big money into a system that already favors the wealthy and special interests.

Despite the way practically every West Virginia voter—Republican or Democrat—feels about the state of our politics and money’s role in it, West Virginia politicians passed SB 622, the bill no one asked for. No one except wealthy special interests, of course.

Please take a few minutes to ask WV Governor Jim Justice to veto this bill. Learn more and take action here.

Tomorrow, March 15:
International Climate Strike

Friday, March 15 is a student-led global day of action to call attention to the failure of global leaders when it comes to addressing the issue of climate change. Find a strike.

If you live near Charleston, come on out to the State Capitol steps, river side, at noon on Friday, March 15. Learn more here.

Monday, March 18: Scaling Up Resistance: Stories from the German Climate Movement at Taylor Books in Charleston.

Ohio River Needs You
Public pressure has so far really helped when it comes to ORSANCO and its pollution control standards for the Ohio River. Read what we’ve been up to in terms of this public pressure here, and then help out. It’s time to comment once again, in writing or in person. Keep up the pressure for the sake of your drinking water, for the health of all who depend on the Ohio River.

There’s a webinar at six tonight where you can learn more. For info on carpooling to hearings and/or help with comments to ORSANCO, contact Robin Blakeman at robin@ohvec.org.

Beaver  PA cracker plant under constructions

Shell cracker plant under construction near Beaver, PA. This huge industrial facility is one of five or more such plants that would be part of the proposed Appalachian Storage Hub. The Natrium plant’s air permit modification notice may be all about processing more natural gas liquids to supply the feedstock needed for cracker plants. This 3/12/2019 photo is courtesy of Ted Auch PhD, Great Lakes Program Coordinator, FracTracker Alliance, fractracker.org/photos.

Request a Public Hearing
The WV DEP has issued an air permit modification notice for Blue Racer’s Natrium Fractionation Plant in Marshall County, WV. The Natrium plant is a two-mile long facility that sits along the Ohio River about 12 miles south of Moundsville, WV. A fractionation plant carries out of the steps in refining natural gas liquids (NGLs) for use in petrochemical and plastics manufacturing.

Learn more about the plant, the air permit and how to request a public hearing here.

Calling All Tabler Enablers
In our last action alert, we noted that will be needing volunteers to help table at Earth Day and other events in April. We’ve got another to add to the list, the 4th Annual WV Solar Congress on April 27. If you’d like to help out, please e-mail info@ohvec.org.

Coming Up
Be sure to check our online calendar for more events.


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