OVEC Action Alert

April Actions and Events: Some Easy, Some Intense

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
Action Alert
Supporting Organized Voices and
Empowered Communities Since 1987
Apr 11, 2018 View / Comment Online

Tell WV DEP: Coal River Mountain is Not a Dump!
On Thursday, April 12, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on proposed revisions to the Collins Fork Permit in Raleigh County. These revisions would allow Republic Energy, LLC, to forgo reclamation efforts and instead use the area to dump tires, store fuel, stockpile coal and store equipment.

Please join Coal River Mountain Watch at the Clear Fork Elementary School, 4851 Clear Fork Rd, Artie, WV, 25008 on April 12 at 6:00 p.m. to speak out against these proposed revisions. 

Learn more here.

Note: If needed, the Alliance for Appalachia can help you with mileage reimbursements if you attend the hearing. For details, email lyndsay.tarus@theallianceforappalachia.org.

Even if you can’t attend in person, please sign this petition to tell DEP that Coal River Mountain is not a dump and that the permit revisions should be denied. Not only do the permit revisions endanger the community’s health and safety, they simply do not meet any reclamation standards set forth to restore ecosystems, forests or garner resources for the community.

Your voice in this matter is important and is appreciated!

Easy E-Actions 
Sign-on Letter Demanding 
Reform of the
Pipeline Review Process 

Facebook Isn’t Being Honest:
Time for a Civil Rights Audit

Earth Day Events and More
April 17: Deadline to Register to Vote in the Upcoming WV Primary

April 18: MU Earth Day events. OVEC will be there. E-mail info@ohvec.org if you’d like to help with our outreach efforts.

April 18: Women Studies at MU Hosts Screening of End of the Line; OVEC’s Robin Blakeman will be on hand to answer questions.

April 21: Rain Barrel Workshop with Fourpole Creek Watershed Association, MU, CCSWA and WVDEP

April 23: WVU-Parkersburg events. OVEC will be there. E-mail info@ohvec.org if you’d like to help with our outreach efforts.

April 25 – May 5: Early Voting in West Virginia

May 5: WV Solar Congress

May 8: Primary Election Day

May 19: 2018 Huntington Sustainability Fair

June 16: Global Earth Exchange 2018. OVEC’s retired Executive Director Janet Keating is once again organizing Huntington’s observation of this event, on the banks of the Ohio River. Stay tuned for details, and e-mail info@ohvec.org if you’d like to help plan our event. 

June 23-25:  Crack FERC Open – The Time is Now to Escalate!

Save the date: OVEC’s annual meeting and our Treehuggers’ Ball will be one big event this year, on September 15. Author Elizabeth Catte is set to be our keynote speaker.

Tell EPA: Protect Communities from Chemical Disasters
Early in April, several community and environmental groups, including OVEC, joined with health, workers, and scientist groups in releasing a report highlighting how Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s prolonged delay of the Chemical Disaster Rule continues to hurt families. The one-year review spotlights some of the serious chemical incidents that have occurred while the rule has been on hold over the last year. The rule would have begun to prevent and reduce chemical disasters in communities near more than 12,500 facilities nationwide if the Trump Administration had not abruptly suspended it one year ago, in March 2017.

Read the report here. Take e-action here: PROTECT COMMUNITIES FROM CHEMICAL DISASTERS.

The report includes several personal stories, including one from OVEC board member Pam Nixon, who is also president of People Concerned About Chemical Safety.

Read Pam’s story, and the whole report here.




Updated: Apr 11, 2018 — 10:28 am

The Author


Send this to a friend