OVEC Action Alert

Jumpin’ January Continues

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
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We thought we’d better get another note out to you before Inauguration Day, just in case you are massively distracted around that time. While we ponder what may transpire next, let’s do continue holding people accountable for what has transpired. Sign the petition to #RemoveAzinger here, and catch up on why the WV NAACP has called for the impeachment and disbarment of Attorney General of West Virginia Patrick James Morrisey here.

Say No To Mountaineer Storage

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is currently considering a permit application to construct a natural gas liquids (NGLs) storage facility in Monroe County, OH. Tell ODNR that you oppose storing highly flammable, explosive chemicals beneath the river and urge them to reject the permit before the deadline on February 6.

We Demand Democracy

HR 1 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act will be up for voting in Congress soon, so we in West Virginia want to talk about what they will mean for our communities. Join West Virginia Citizens for Clean Elections and our coalition partners in a local-focused town hall on Saturday, January 17 at 7 p.m.

Building the Beloved Community

Join the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs live online beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Monday January 18 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Ecumenical Service. The 2021 King Holiday theme is The Fierce Urgency of Building the Beloved Community, which will be showcased throughout the 2021 commemoration. Dr. Chiquita Howard-Bostic of Shepherd University will be the keynote speaker. You can also watch the proceedings later on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, starting at 8 p.m.  

Huntington’s celebration takes place online, too:

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, OVEC historically marches with the Huntington-Cabell Branch of the NAACP, but, of course no actual marching this year. For #FBF, read about Why We March, here.  

A Bright and Sustainable Future

Investing in renewable energy is a viable solution to diversifying and strengthening West Virginia’s economy. The switch to renewable energy would be cost-effective and can be done in a way that creates thousands of jobs—and may even save consumers money. Join WVU College of Law’s Center for Sustainable Development for a virtual briefing on West Virginia’s energy future on January 21 at 7 p.m.

Public Input on Public Lands

A public meeting has been scheduled for January 26 at 6 p.m. by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Huntington District to obtain input on the revised master plans for Beech Fork and East Lynn lakes in Wayne County. The meeting will address land classifications; natural, cultural and recreational resource management objectives; recreation facility needs; and special topics such as invasive species management and threatened and endangered species habitat. Join the virtual meeting or call the toll-free number at 844-621-3956 and use the access code 1469394960.



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