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Hoots and Hollers Mary Sansom Sep 19, 2018
Pipeline Filings of August 2014 Coincidence or Connection?
All told, the summer of 2014 spawned almost 2000 miles of large-diameter, interstate pipeline projects on the East Coast alone. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesUtica Shale
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 17, 2018
Elizabeth Catte’s Talk: Petrochem Wrong for Appalachia’s Future
Politicians promoting a massive petrochemical complex for our region would be getting the future of Appalachia all wrong if they have their way. Support those already living in Cancer Alleys in LA and TX and get up, get active right here in WV! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPollutionSocial justiceWaterWest Virginia
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Hoots and Hollers Vivian Sep 15, 2018
It’s Today: OVEC’s Treehuggers’ Ball!
The event takes place today, September 15, 3 to 10 p.m. Of course, you can attend part or all of the event. Bring your appetite, come meet new friends, and come dance, all while supporting OVEC! More
Hoots and Hollers Mary Sansom Sep 13, 2018
For-Profit Pipelines, Landowners, and “Fair” Compensation
Landowners in the path of a pipeline can’t take it or leave it. Their private property is generating profits for people whose homes are far away from the incineration zone. Why shouldn’t the landowner whose property is taken at least participate in the profits? More
Issues: PipelinesSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Sep 10, 2018
Review of Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold
Read this book if you want a close-up look at how state and federal agencies work, and what happens to those adversely affected by fracking. More
Issues: CoalFrackingHealthMarcellus shalePollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 6, 2018
Page-Kincaid Water Woes: Volunteers and Water Donations Needed
Donations of water or cash to buy water and volunteers to offload water are needed in Page-Kincaid area of Fayette County. More
Issues: HealthMountaintop removalWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 6, 2018
Help the Alliance for Appalachia Bring 40 Appalachians to D.C.
The Alliance for Appalachia is in the midst of raising funds by Sept. 15 to bring 40 representatives from member organizations to Washington, D.C. this fall to tell their stories about mountaintop removal impacts, black lung, and the region's efforts to create a sustainable economy. Donate! More
Issues: Black lungCoalMountaintop removalTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 5, 2018
Coal Doc, Coal News, OVEC Quotes, Your Notes, Our Actions
The young people of West Virginia are clear-eyed about what will help their state move forward—and it’s not more mines More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubCoalTransition economyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Aug 31, 2018
Dear White-Skinned Folks: Acknowledge Privilege, Actively Engage in Anti-Racist Action
To build a truly democratic nation, we, as whites, need to go beyond just examining our individual white privilege and racism. We must act. More
Issues: Racial inequalitySocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 20, 2018
DEP Public Hearing on State Plan for the Control of Air Pollution from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Here are comments you can use to draft your own. The hearing and comment deadline are today, August 20. More
Issues: FrackingPollutionWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 20, 2018
Trump Coming to WV to Announce Plans to Let States Regulate Coal-Fired Power Plant Pollution
We can't leave regulating CO2 and other pollution to a state like ours, whose billionaire governor owns coal mines, and whose history shows politicians continually putting the interests of coal corporations above the health and safety of its people. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalRenewable energyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Robin Aug 17, 2018
We Won! And, Now A Related Battle: Your Comments Needed!
Today! Federal court rules that life-saving protections must now be implemented by industry. That's a big win! Now please comment for more community protections. Details here. More
Issues: MCHMPollutionWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 17, 2018
Survey Says: Americans of All Stripes Want Renewable Energy; Tell The Candidates!
Americans of all political persuasions are into renewable energy. Let political candidates know, and be registered and ready to vote! More
Issues: Renewable energyWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 17, 2018
Eminent Domain, Property Value, and Fracked Gas Pipelines
Pipeline companies don’t care that their actions cost us. They make money by externalizing as many costs as possible, like pollution of our environment. More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Aug 9, 2018
Submit Comments to Your Governor re: Ohio River Pollution Standards
Please contact your governor about ORSANCO's Ohio River pollution control standards. Here's how, If you want to attend a meeting where ORSANCO makes a decision on these standards, contact Robin. Here's how. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Aug 8, 2018
Drowning in a Sea of Estrogen: Another Reason for #PetroFreeWV, #NoASH
Chemicals used in oil and gas fracking are another source of chemicals wrecking havoc with our fertility. More than 130 chemicals used in fracking are known or suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals. #PetroFreeWV #NoASH More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Aug 4, 2018
Remembering Ben Stout, Truly A Hero For West Virginia
Ben: Taking the top off of a mountain. Is that the right thing to do? I don’t think an individual can say yes to that. I think any individual knows that that’s wrong. More
Issues: Mountaintop removalWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 3, 2018
Comment for the Sake of the Ohio River; It’s About Our Lives
ORSANCO is currently taking comments on a proposal to change the way it deals with pollution control standards for the Ohio River. Not good! Please comment and write letters-to-the-editor. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksAppalachian Storage HubFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 3, 2018
Scientist, Compassionate Water Defender Dr. Ben Stout Passes
OVEC joins with his family and so many West Virginians in mourning the passing of Dr. Ben Stout. We are filled with deep gratitude for his lifetime of work on behalf of the people and waters of West Virginia. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 2, 2018
The Awful Marcellus Pipeline Mess: They are Here Already, With More Coming Soon
Enthusiasm wanes with time, as does profit. Investors move on and their gain can’t be tapped against the public loss and private loss, such as spoiled water wells and useless land. Loss of property value to individuals is over looked. Facts are distorted. Legislation is bought and lax enforcement is ignored. More
Issues: FrackingHealthPipelines
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