Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Action Alert

April 14
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OVEC Action Alert
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition


 Reminder: Treehuggers' Ball This Friday
Come Early:
 6 - 9 p.m. @ The Java Joint, 1555 3rd Ave., Huntington, W.Va.
Free ~ Art Exhibit ~ Silent Auction ~ Raffle ~ Door Prizes!
Light refreshments provided; Java Joint fare available for purchase.
Musicians include: Family Conspiracy, Jess Graham and Karen Scalf
Presented by the Marshall University chapter of the Student Environmental Action Coalition and OVEC.

Stay Late: 9 p.m. to ? @ The V Club, 741 6th Ave., Huntington, W.Va.
$10 Donation / $5 for MU Students (Over 21). A music festival to engage, educate and energize folks about environmental issues ~ while having fun! Presented by OVEC. 
Music from: Traci Ann Stanley ~ Reagan Boggs ~ Here’s to the Long Haul  

~ Shayar (acoustic). Please support these artists, who are donating their time, by joining their Facebook, ReverbNation, MySpace and other web pages. Just follow the links associated with their names.

You can help spread the word about Treehuggers' Ball by downloading, printing and posting (at school, work or friendly businesses) this color flier or this black and white flier.

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 Raffles to Keep the Mountain Secure
At Treehuggers' Ball you can purchase raffle tickets for a Vespa electric scooter. Even if you can't make it to the Ball, you can donate online to get your raffle tickets by clicking here. Proceeds go toward a security system for Keeper of the Mountain and OVEC board member Larry Gibson's portion of Kayford Mountain. For background on why a security system is needed, click here.

At Treehuggers' Ball, you will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for an amazing sculpture by Huntington-area artist Carter Seaton. Please come out to see the sculpture in person,. For those of you who can't make it to Huntington, we will have more information about this raffle online soon.  Proceeds from this raffle will also go toward security on Kayford Mountain.

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 May 6: Day of Action against Chase’s Mountaintop Removal Investments
Join Rainforest Action Network and allies all over Appalachia and the country in stopping Chase’s investments in mountaintop removal!

WHAT: Chase: Stop Funding MTR; Day of Action against Chase’s Mountaintop Removal Investments

WHERE: Your Town, USA

WHEN; May 6, 2010

CONTACT: dirtymoney@ran.org or 1-800-989-RAIN

SIGN UP FOR AN ACTION: www.dirtymoney.org

Did you pledge to end mountaintop removal? Want to do more than click a link and send an email? Now’s your chance!

Join Rainforest Action Network, Coal River Mountain Watch, Mountain Justice, OVEC and people all over the country as we send a message to JP Morgan Chase to stop financing mountaintop removal!

We’re organizing actions on campuses, in the streets and out in front of Chase’s branches and offices around the country. From the hills and hollers of Appalachia to the great cities of San Francisco, New York and Chicago to the towns and neighborhoods where people are pledging to end mountaintop removal, this campaign will send a loud and clear message to ChaseStop Funding Mountaintop Removal!

Destroying Appalachian Mountains for Dirty Energy

You wouldn’t believe this is happening in America. One of the biggest environmental disasters in recent history is happening in our own country, and JP Morgan chase is financing it to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars every year. Mountaintop removal involves literally blowing the tops off historic Appalachian Mountains to extract a relatively small amount of dirty coal. Mountaintop removal, which provides a mere 7 percent of the nation’s coal, is done by clear-cutting forests, blowing the tops off of mountains, and then dumping the debris into streambeds. In the process, mountaintop removal poisons essential drinking water supplies and pollutes the air with coal and rock dust and undeniably catastrophic reality for the people of Appalachia.

Bankrolling an American Tragedy

JP Morgan Chase is the largest US financier of mountaintop removal coal mining. According to Bloomberg, in the last two years Chase has financed some of the top corporate producers of mountaintop removal coal. These companies include Massey Energy - the largest mountaintop removal coal producer in Central Appalachia, and Arch Coal - operators of Spruce Mine in West Virginia. The environmental impacts of the Spruce mine are so severe that the EPA is moving to close it down. Imagine if JPMorgan Chase took this money and invested it in renewable energy alternatives!

If you want to end mountaintop removal than this is your chance to get involved in a campaign to stand in solidarity with the people of Appalachia and end mountaintop removal once and for all. Sign up for an action at www.dirtymoney.org or contact Rainforest Action Network at dirtymoney@ran.org or 1-800-989-RAIN.

See you in the streets!

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