Most Recent Winds of Change

Link to OVEC's final letter to members
Newsletter OVEC Feb 14, 2022
Final Newsletter
We write to inform you that after 34 years dedicated to protecting the people and environment of West Virginia and the surrounding region, OVEC has made the decision to close its doors. We hope you will join us in reflecting on our decades of community activism and take pride in how you helped make little OVEC a big force for positive change in our region. More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalPollutionRacial inequalityRenewable energy

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Newsletter OVEC Aug 25, 2021
Winds of Change, Summer 2021
Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate (Ed. note: As are all of us!) in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report released on August 9. More
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
Cover of the Winter 20-21 WOC
Newsletter OVEC Dec 22, 2020
Winds of Change, Winter 2020
OVEC volunteer Dr. Randi Pokladnik and former Vice President Al Gore talk about petrochemicals and climate, and much more in our Winter 20-21 newsletter. More
Issues: Climate changeMountaintop removalPetrochemicalsPro Democracy
Newsletter OVEC Nov 2, 2020
Winds of Change, Fall 2020
OVEC has joined a new regional coalition called ReImagine Appalachia to help design a policy blueprint that propels the region towards a sustainable future. More
Issues: Clean electionsFair courtsPro DemocracyTransition economy
Newsletter 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
Newsletter 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
Newsletter 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
Newsletter 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
Newsletter 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
Newsletter 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
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