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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 22, 2018
#tbt: Lawsuits Have Helped Slowed 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 Vivian Mar 22, 2018
Huntington: Today, Celebrate World Water Day; NAACP Candidate Forum; Up Your Activism Training
Celebrate World Water Day in Huntington, Meet the Candidates, and Energize Your Activism More
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
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 Janet Keating Feb 26, 2018
Fracking-Related Activity Not Good for Birds and Other Living Things
One of WV’s greatest assets is our wild, natural beauty. Our leaders would be prudent to protect forested stream habitat for the Louisiana Waterthrush. This type of forward-thinking is just for the birds; it is for us all. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesWater
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
GalleryHoots and HollersPipeline Gallery Vivian Feb 22, 2018
Rover Topple Over: Pipeline Construction in Doddridge County, WV
Rover Pipeline construction: A track hoe topples a hillside in Doddridge County. The operator is apparently unhurt, but the whole scene is deeply troubling. More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Robin Feb 20, 2018
Ohio River Pollution Control Standards are in Jeopardy: Comment by February 24
The Ohio River Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) is doing a review of pollution control standards and accepting comments. Learn more can comment today! More
Issues: PollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Feb 20, 2018
Co-Tenancy: Broad Form Deed Déjà Vu
This political maneuvering is to strip people of their rights... Call your WV Delegate today and tell them to say no to HB4268. Don't let history keep repeating itself. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingMarcellus shaleRogersville ShaleWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Feb 19, 2018
Sign the Letter, for the Paper
If you agree to the points it makes, please do sign on to this letter by February 23. At the very least, it will let Gazette-Mail reporters know you respect the work they've done for the people of West Virginia. 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
Deep Shale GalleryGalleryHoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 14, 2018
Antero “Clearwater” Facility Clearly a Blight on Community
We checked out was the Antero "Clearwater" facility. It's permitted to sprawl over nearly 500 acres in both Doddridge and Ritchie Counties. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePollution
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 Vivian Feb 12, 2018
Gazette-Mail Bankruptcy: Noooo!
The enormity of the situation began to sink in that morning as we heard about the potential buyer. The bankruptcy of the Charleston Gazette-Mail in and of itself is one terrible thing; the possibility of the Wheeling Newspapers owning the Gazette-Mail takes things to a whole new low-level of bad news. 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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