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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 9, 2021
Chemical Plants and Protecting Your Community: Speak Up to EPA
EPA wants to hear as it revises a rule aimed at helping community members and first responders understand and be better prepared to reduce risks from chemical plants. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPetrochemicals
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 25, 2021
To President Joe Biden From West Virginians
Dear President Biden, please know West Virginians do not agree with Senator Joe Manchin's February 9 letter to you. We want a just and speedy transition away from fossil fuels. More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingHealthPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 12, 2021
May Flowers (and Actions)
Along with some action steps, here's a little spring joy: some photos of what's growing in staffers' yards and terrariums for you to enjoy. More
Issues: Pro Democracy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 5, 2021
OVEC Employees Seek Unionization
A Certification Petition has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in order to form a union at OVEC. More
Action Alert OVEC May 3, 2021
Tell DEP to DENY WV Methanol Permit!
A new methanol facility proposed in Pleasants County threatens the air quality of thousands of nearby Ohio Valley residents. More
Issues: Air qualityDEPPollution
Newsletter OVEC May 3, 2021
Winds of Change, Spring 2021
During the 2021 West Virginia Legislative Session, special interests managed to reintroduce a bill to exempt oil and gas tanks from the Aboveground Storage Tank Act. Read more about it and much more in the Spring 2021 issue of Winds of Change. More
Press Release OVEC Apr 22, 2021
Regional Campaign Calls on Grocers to Find Alternatives to Single-Use Plastic
Regional organizations call on local grocers to reduce their reliance on single-use plastic packaging in their stores and move towards sustainable alternatives. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClimate changesingle-use plastics
Action Alert OVEC Apr 15, 2021
Action-Packed April
Earth Week is coming up. If you live in the Huntington area, we’ve got some hands-on activities you can join in to show Mama Earth your love. Plus, some online actions. More
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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 11, 2021
Mr. President: Senator Manchin Does Not Speak for Us On Pipelines
We need to correct the impression that all of West Virginia supports a fossil fuel agenda, and lend support to those in Washington trying to move to a post-carbon future.  More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClimate changeFrackingPipelines
Action Alert OVEC Apr 9, 2021
Fight For Your Right (To Protest)
The Ohio legislature recently introduced a host of bills that opponents say threaten Ohioans’ right to free speech. Meet at 11 in Huntington to to take part in a day of action. More
Action Alert OVEC Apr 6, 2021
OVEC’s 2020 Annual Report
On behalf of OVEC’s staff and board, we hope you and all your loved ones are doing as well as possible during this unsettling pandemic year. More
Action Alert OVEC Apr 5, 2021
URGENT: Action Needed on Personal Income Tax Plan
Tomorrow the full West Virginia Senate is expected to vote on their amended version of HB 3300, the House-originated plan to eliminate the state personal income tax. More
Issues: WV Legislature
Action Alert OVEC Apr 2, 2021
April Actions Abound
There's still time to act on a few crucial bills in WV and across the Ohio River Valley, so check out our curated list of actions. More
Issues: PollutionWaterWV Legislature
Action Alert OVEC Mar 18, 2021
Marching On: MTR Permit “Hearing” at 4 Today, More
Take part in a virtual "informal" conference in regards to a huge mountaintop removal permit! More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksAppalachian Storage HubMountaintop removal
Action Alert OVEC Mar 5, 2021
Action Alert: March Forth
If you're still procrastinating on your spring cleaning like we are, let us guide you through some quick easy actions both local and national so you can look busy and help move the needle for environmental justice! More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksWaterWV Legislature
Action Alert OVEC Feb 26, 2021
URGENT: Register for the HB 2389 Public Hearing TODAY
Register today, February 26, before 4:00 p.m. to speak at the West Virginia House Judiciary public hearing on HB 2389 regarding water quality rules. More
Issues: PollutionWaterWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 26, 2021
People’s Public Hearing on HB 2598: Compelling Testimony
What do you do when your public servants won't hear from you about the safety of your drinking water? Hold your own public hearing. And call your delegates now! More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksWV Legislature
Press Release OVEC Feb 25, 2021
People’s Public Hearing: HB 2598
After several public interest groups were denied their requests for the usual public hearing procedure in the House regarding a bill to amend the Aboveground Storage Tank Act, they’ve banded together to hold their own Public Hearing so the voice of citizens can be heard on critical issues that affect them, their families and communities. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksPro DemocracyWV Legislature
Action Alert OVEC Feb 24, 2021
Urgent: A People’s Public Hearing on HB 2598
Join us on Friday, February 26 at 8:00 a.m. for a People's Public Hearing on HB 2598 to be held via Zoom. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksWV Legislature
Action Alert OVEC Feb 19, 2021
Act Now: Protect Our Drinking Water and Reject HB 2598
The WV Legislature and industry lobbyists have brought back the bill for exemptions to the Aboveground Storage Tank Act as HB 2598. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksHealthWaterWV Legislature
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