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Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Aug 18, 2016
Latest Victims of Climate Chaos
Still denying the reality of climate change? In case you haven’t seen this in the news…according the New York Times, this past January, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development “announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change. More
Issues: Climate changeFossil fuelsRenewable energy
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jun 1, 2016
You Did It!
You did it! YOU DID IT! Together WE did it! Thank you for the out-pouring of generosity to help OVEC meet its $20,000 challenge grant goals. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating May 27, 2016
OVEC Reaches Matching Grant Goal!
Together, we did it! Thank you! With the generous support of OVEC’s donors/members, from on-line donations, cash, checks and pledges, you all have helped us meet and exceed the $20,000 challenge grant goal from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. Whether you donated $10 or $500, your gift has already made a difference! More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating May 3, 2016
Great Gibson Custom Guitar Up for Grabs
This Gibson Custom guitar, built with sustainable Chechen wood, is in excellent condition and ready to be played. It was built in 1994 and is signed by the builders, master luthiers Ren Ferguson and John Walker. More
Issues: Fracking
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Apr 6, 2016
Double Your Impact: Donate for Our Challenge Grant
For each and every donation that we receive between now and June 1, OVEC will receive a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $20,000! In other words, to be eligible for this $20,000 gift, we must raise $20,000. Please donate here. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Feb 17, 2015
Exploding Bakken Crude: People Evacuated. Crude in River?
West Virginia’s over-reliance on dirty, dangerous fossil fuels guarantees more disasters, more toxic pollution of our precious, vital water resources, increases to on-going threats to public health and safety, and threatens the very future of planet Earth due to climate disruption. This is beyond common sense when clean, renewable solar and wind energy are off-the-shelf technology becoming increasingly more competitive with coal, gas and oil with the added benefits of thousands of new jobs along with greater safety for the public. More
Issues: EnergyMarcellus ShalePollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Feb 15, 2015
Sample Comments on AboveGround Storage Tank Bill
If you need some inspiration to draft your own note to send the committee considering the Aboveground Storage Tank Act , here's a sample letter, as well as e-mail addresses for the committee. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksCoalHealthMarcellus ShaleWaterWV American WaterWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jan 7, 2015
Janet Keating: Intro to Tele-Press Conference on Water Crisis Anniversary
Citizen groups, many who currently participate in the West Virginia Safe Water Roundtable, including OVEC, still have concerns about the long-term safety of our water supply. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksMCHMPollutionWaterWV American Water
Fylde Single Malt
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Nov 9, 2014
OVEC Fire Sale! Hot! Hot! Hot!
OVEC is having a fire sale. Seriously. It’s a guitar sale that resulted from an unfortunate house fire. Thankfully the homeowners escaped injury, but most of their possessions did not—except for some beautiful handmade guitars. More
Issues: Marcellus Shale
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating May 30, 2014
Migwetch! Sharon Day and Barb Baker-larush Complete the Nibi Walk for the Ohio River!
981 miles of steps for the Ohio River during the Ohio River Nibi walk! They did it! Thank you, Ojibwe women, Sharon Day and Barb Baker-larush for every loving step you took with each step a healing prayer! More
Issues: FaithWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jan 31, 2014
Remembering Elinore Taylor
I can’t remember a time when Elinore Taylor wasn’t associated with OVEC. If you go to our website and type in her name, you will find page after page of results. Elinore was everywhere present in OVEC’s activities and organizational development. Hers was a welcoming smile at board meetings, protests, and public hearings including events that she initiated. Behind that warm smile was not only a friendly, caring woman, but also a dedicated, determined defender of “the least of these, my brethren.” More
Issues: Clean electionsFaithMountaintop removalSocial justice
Water Unites Us!
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jan 31, 2014
Anita Wotiz, former WV native responds: I’m From West Virginia and I’ve Got Something to Say About the Chemical Spill
Having lived in West Virginia for 5 years and graduating (long ago) from Huntington High School, the state and its people are often in my thoughts and always in my heart. Last week I received an email from a friend of a friend who lives in West Virginia and was forwarding an article about the recent chemical spill. She commented that the article expressed many of her questions from the past 35 years she has lived in the state, but she had never felt the rage expressed by the author. More
Issues: MCHMMountaintop removalSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jan 10, 2014
OVEC ED Statement on Leak / Water Emergency
The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) extends its concern to people and communities impacted by yesterday’s release of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol. More than a day and a half after people first noticed the odor that alerted officials to the leak, the smell still lingers near downtown Charleston, though, due to health-department-ordered shutdown of restaurants, there are few people downtown. More
Issues: MCHMWV American Water
Fundraising goal
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Nov 15, 2013
Help Us Reach Our Year-End Fundraising Goal
We have a lofty goal of raising $25,000 in memberships and grassroots donations by December 31. We can do this, with your help. More
Issues: Mountaintop removal
 Janet Keating Jul 18, 2013
A Farewell to Janice Nease
West Virginia’s mountains and people have lost another passionate protector. Janice Nease, a coal miner’s daughter, founding member and former executive director of Coal River Mountain Watch, died on July 8, 2013. Janice was a strong Appalachian woman who clearly understood how our mountains and culture are inextricably linked. She excelled at articulating the problems […] More
Issues: Mountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Feb 7, 2013
A Statement from OVEC’s Executive Director about the ACHE Act, HR 526, introduced Congress, Feb. 6, 2013
The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) applauds the sponsors of the Appalachian Community Health Emergency Act, H.R. 526, (ACHE) just introduced into Congress and supports the ACHE campaign.  After nearly two decades of organizing citizens to oppose this brutal mining technique and after reviewing all the published, peer-reviewed studies, it is clear not only that […] More
Issues: HealthMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Feb 1, 2013
What Took You So Long?
OVEC’s Vivian Stockman and I took a tour of the beautiful, new Marsh Fork Elementary School during the open house January 4, and on January 18 a formal dedication was held. Not surprisingly, the media left out much of the back story. And politicians like Senator Joe Manchin didn’t utter a peep about all the […] More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalPollution
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Oct 30, 2012
OVEC Celebrates 25 Years of Organized Voices and Empowered Communities!
Wow! Happy 25th Birthday OVEC!   Who would have thought that OVEC would still be going strong considering our humble beginnings—a small committed group of people that stood up, spoke out and said “NO” to a major polluter? But here we all are, together celebrating a significant milestone in OVEC’s life— 25 years of hard-won […] More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalPollution
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Aug 27, 2012
Rescue Warranted for the WV Supreme Court Public Campaign Pilot
More and more these days, I’m beginning to believe that I live in “upside-down” world, the Bo-Zone Layer (thank you Far Side cartoons) or some other convoluted universe. And West Virginia may just be the center. I’m trying to wrap my mind around the fact that the Michael Callaghan, former chairman of the Democratic Party […] More
Issues: Clean elections
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jul 20, 2012
All That and Mountains, Too
A year ago, I couldn’t have imagined going to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, let alone going there to participate in the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20. But it happened this June, and I did it. While I have many reflections on the city and the numerous events, one experience I want to […] More
Issues: Energy efficiencyFaithMountaintop removal
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