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Newlsetter OVEC Jul 9, 2020
Winds of Change, Summer 2020
OVEC, the WV Highlands Conservancy, and the Sierra Club have put the WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) on notice that we are going to sue the agency due to its mismanagement of the Special Reclamation Fund (SRF), and its related failure to comply with federal reporting requirements. More
Issues: CoalDEPFrackingWater

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Newlsetter OVEC Apr 22, 2020
Winds of Change, Spring 2020
In early March, 26 OVEC volunteers, board, staff members, and supporters gathered at Cedar Lakes in Ripley for a weekend meeting devoted to determining how to kick ASH. If built, the proposed Appalachian Storage Hub (ASH) would be a colossal petrochemical complex for manufacturing primarily single-use plastics, as well as other petroleum byproducts, in the Ohio River Valley region. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsFair CourtsPollutionPro Democracy
Newlsetter OVEC Dec 6, 2019
Winds of Change, Winter 2019-2020
OVEC's Winter 2019-20 is now online. Check out some of what we have been up to in the last months of the year, and please do remember us in your year-end charitable giving. Your support enables our work! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsClimate changeFair CourtsHealthPro DemocracyWater
Newlsetter OVEC Oct 2, 2019
Winds of Change, Fall 2019
At noon on Tuesday, August 6, dozens of people gathered outside the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston, WV, to mark the 54th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsClimate changeCoalPollution
Newlsetter OVEC Jun 21, 2019
Winds of Change, Summer 2019
On April 9, about 50 people representing more than a dozen grassroots groups from West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania gathered to show our opposition to the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub, a petrochemical mega-complex build-out proposed for the Ohio and Kanawha river valleys. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsClimate changeFrackingHealthMountaintop removalPipelines
Newlsetter OVEC Apr 2, 2019
Winds of Change, Spring, 2019
Driving around on a Sunday in early February, I saw dozens of slips just in my little section of the pipeline in Putnam County, but this was definitely the worst. It makes me wonder how many there are in total between Wayne County and Moundsville. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionWater
Newlsetter OVEC Dec 14, 2018
Winds of Change, Winter, 2018-2019
On the misty morning of September 8, close to the Ohio River’s shores, about 50 people gathered at Heritage Station in Huntington, WV, to rally and march through downtown to cry out for climate action. Our rally that day was one of thousands held worldwide to make a grassroots push for clean energy and sustainable communities. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubMountaintop removalPetrochemicalPollutionWV American Water
Newlsetter OVEC Sep 19, 2018
Winds of Change, Fall, 2018
On June 27, the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places announced its decision to restore the site of the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain labor conflict to the National Register, which should help protect the site from mountaintop removal coal mining. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionWater
Newlsetter OVEC Jun 14, 2018
Winds of Change, Summer, 2018
March 22 is World Water Day, and to celebrate, we teamed up with our partners in the Tri-State Water Defense group for a couple of events. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClimate changeFrackingHealthMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionWater
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
Newlsetter OVEC Dec 10, 2017
Winds of Change, Winter 2017-18
Dianne Bady was one of the principal founders of OVEC. Dianne, 67, succumbed to cancer on October 23, 2017 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, WV. Her husband Rick, her son Aaron, her sister Monica McFarland, and OVEC staff were with her in her final hours. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justiceSustainabilityWater
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