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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 19, 2018
Final Hours to Register to Speak at EPA’s Hearing on Outrageous Rollback of the Coal Ash Rule
It's down to the wire! There are just a few hours left to register to speak at EPA's public hearing on their outrageous rollback of the coal ash rule next Tuesday. More
Issues: CoalPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 18, 2018
Help Create Our Local Global Earth Exchange 2018
OVEC's is seeking volunteers and representatives of local progressive groups to help organize a local Global Earth Exchange event, on the banks of the Ohio River on June 16.   More
Issues: PollutionWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 18, 2018
What Lies Upstream Airing on WV PBS for the Week of Earth Day
During the week of Earth Day 2018, WV PBS is airing the documentary What Lies Upstream. The Independent Lens documentary is also available to stream online. The film examines the 2014 MCHM water crisis, water issues around the nation and the role of regulators. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksMCHM
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 10, 2018
CRACK FERC OPEN JUNE 23-25 IN DC: The Time is Now to Escalate!
It is time to escalate at FERC. BXE is planning three days of sharing/training, art-building and action from June 23-25, beginning the morning of Saturday, June 23. More
Issues: CoalFrackingPipelines
Press Release OVEC Apr 4, 2018
Media Advisory: This Weekend at Jackson’s Mill: Community Organizing Summit Hosted by the Appalachian Gas Working Group
Media Advisory: April 6-8 at Jackson's Mill: Community Organizing Summit hosted by the Appalachian Gas Working Group. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingPipelines
Newlsetter OVEC Apr 2, 2018
Winds of Change, Spring 2018
If it is developed, this hub would bring a massive build-up of the petrochemical industry along the Ohio River from Beaver, PA, beyond Huntington, WV, and into Catlettsburg, KY. It would include a spur from the Kanawha River. Champions of the proposed hub see this as a good thing. But, we know otherwise from the experience of people who live near petrochemical plants. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingPipelinesRenewable energy
In the hills and hollows
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 29, 2018
Last Chance to Register for Community Organizing Summit; Upcoming Events
The deadline to register for the Appalachian Group Working Group Community Organizing Summit is 4 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 30. More info here, plus info on upcoming events in Charleston. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 22, 2018
#TBT: Lawsuits Have Helped Slow MTR; What’s Up with the Settlement Money
The laws surrounding mountaintop removal in West Virginia have never been adequately enforced. We are so grateful to our attorneys who have worked with us for more than a decade to successfully sue MTR coal companies, corporate landowners, and government agencies for egregious legal failures. More
Issues: Mountaintop removalSocial justiceSustainability
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 9, 2018
Register Now for Community Organizing Summit, Held April 6-8 at Jackson’s Mill
We want to help you take action against extraction. The summit offers trainings for grassroots movement building. Register by March 30. Scholarships available. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPipelines
Action AlertHoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 5, 2018
E-Day Tabling Cancelled, Other Events On; Go Teachers!
Tomorrow's E-day! tabling and speakers are cancelled due to the ongoing teachers’ strike. Go teachers! Evening events are still on, including the Tri-State Water Defense Public Forum,. More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesSocial justiceWest Virginia
Action Alert OVEC Feb 28, 2018
WV Senate Rejects SB 600 – Thank Them!
THANK YOU! In another victory for ratepayers, Senate Bill 600 failed to get a majority vote today in Charleston. While the bill was rejected, we know that the utilities are fighting for it and we don’t want to see SB 600 reconsidered today or tomorrow. More
Issues: EnergySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 27, 2018
Thanks to the 863 People Who Signed-On to Letter Re Auction of Gazette-Mail
Thanks to everyone who signed-on and thanks to all who encouraged others to sign, too. More
Issues: Social justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 23, 2018
Natalie’s Legislative Update: Bad Bills at the WV Bill Mill, Plus a Good One!
Our ED shares info on some WV Legislative Session bills she's tracking; join her under the Golden Dome! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubMountaintop removalRenewable energyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 23, 2018
Act on Co-Tenancy and Other Bills; Sign-on for the Charleston Gazette; More
The West Virginia Legislative Session is careening to a close on March 10. Here are some action items. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 19, 2018
Time for You to Contact Senators on Co-Tenancy Bill
The co-tenancy bill goes to the Senate Natural Resources Committee, and then to the Senate Judiciary Committee. We urge you to call and/or email senators to let your voices be heard! More
Issues: FrackingSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 15, 2018
Madam’s Creek: Celebrating a Love of Appalachia
Our ancestors would be horrified by the transformations to our landscape imposed by mineral extraction and wonder how their descendants could allow such damage. More
Issues: West Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 14, 2018
Sign On to Letter About Auction of Charleston Gazette-Mail
On behalf of its employees and its readers (including you!), are you feeling some sustained outrage about the bankruptcy and pending auction of the Charleston Gazette-Mail? If so, please sign on to this letter, and ask your family and friends to do so, too. More
Issues: Social justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 8, 2018
All Kinds Welcome Here Lobby Day at State Capitol Today, More Upcoming Events and Actions
All Kinds Welcome Here Lobby Day is today! Plus, more events and actions you can participate in for the sake of West Virginia! More
Issues: HealthSocial justiceWest Virginia
Micheal and Carrie Kline
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 7, 2018
Hope: Klines’ “Game Changer” Examines Football as a Catalyst for Peaceful School Integration
Game Changer from the Kleins: Football as a Catalyst for Peaceful School Integration is the first installment  in Talking Across the Lines Hope audio series. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 7, 2018
#Justice4Minden: Support the People of Minden, WV
#Justice4Minden 11:30 a.m. Sat. Feb 10, come to Headwaters Defense's action at the Green Space Public Park in Lewisburg, WV (on the corner of Rt. 219 and Rt. 60). Headwaters Defense says: Maybe Gov. Jim Justice will hear us if we show up in his hometown! More
Issues: HealthPollutionWest Virginia
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