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Hoots and Hollers Robin Jun 14, 2018
Less or More Ohio River Pollution Control Standards?
Source of drinking water for 5 million, the Ohio River is the most polluted ricer in the U.S. Be ready to tell ORSANCO to drop its the proposal to change in the way it deals with pollution control standards.  More
Issues: PollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jun 14, 2018
The Proposed Appalachian Storage Hub and Why You Need to Take Action
Petrochemicals, pipelines, and plastics are not a plus for the Ohio Valley. We are threatening the future of generations to come if we buy into this promise of short-term economic gains instead of realizing the disastrous long-term effects that will occur.  More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingHealthMarcellus shalePollutionRogersville Shale
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Jun 12, 2018
Sign-On to Show Your Opposition to the Appalachian Petrochemical Complex
We are just a few days away from our #PaddleAgainstPetro action on June 18. Please sign on to this letter to show your opposition to the proposed Appalachian Storage Hub. Sign, then share! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingHealthPetrochemicalsPipelinesPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 7, 2018
Jam-packed June: Jump to it for Justice
Here are some of the regional June events you can attend and actions you can take to help the long arc of the moral universe bend ever closer to justice... More
Issues: Clean electionsCoalFrackingPipelinesSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 5, 2018
Join Tri-State Water Defense Network on June 16
Join Tri-State Water Defense Network on June 16 in Huntington for the Ohio River Sweep in the morning, Radical Joy for the Ohio River at noon, and the 2nd Annual Huntington Pride Picnic at 3. More
Issues: WaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jun 5, 2018
Environmental Advocacy in 2018 WVCC Public Policy Issue Priorities
This concise document has some excellent advice for our elected leaders—on issues ranging from climate change and renewable energy development, to water and public health issues associated with shale gas development. There's a strong call to end mountaintop removal coal mining. More
Issues: FaithFrackingMountaintop removalWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Jun 1, 2018
The Shale Gas Revolution—the Upside and the Downside
Our area is in the heart of the “shale gas revolution,” in which major new quantities of gas are being recovered from deep formations—here, the Marcellus and Utica shales—thus transforming our economy. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClimate changeFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 22, 2018
Video 4: What is FERC?
Our friends at Beyond Extreme Energy have released the fourth and final video in an educational series meant to inform us all on issues related to FERC, fracking, and extreme energy. Watch, then take action! More
Issues: Climate changeFERCFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 18, 2018
First Stage of ASH: Falcon Pipeline; Comment by May 30
The Falcon Pipeline is a critical first component of the Appalachian Storage Hub, so comment in person May 23, or comment in writing by May 30. Here's how. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClimate changeFrackingPipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers Vivian May 18, 2018
50+ Groups Urge Tri-Caucus House Leaders to Stand Up for #NetNeutrality
50 groups sign letter to Congress to restore #netneutrality. It's essential to the work of people whose voices have traditionally been marginalized, misrepresented, and even ignored. With a free and open internet, people can bypass media gatekeepers and speak directly to one another. More
Issues: Racial inequalitySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 18, 2018
Asking You to Sign On to a Couple of Letters, Upcoming Events
Spring into action: Endorse the Poor People's Campaign by signing on to a letter today; Come out to Sustainability Fair tomorrow; Comment on the Falcon Pipeline; Get your tickets for Reflections on Sacred Actions for Earth. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFaithPipelinesRenewable energy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 17, 2018
#BreakFreeFromPlastic Tour Includes Stop in Wetzel County, West Virginia
Plastics don’t just pollute the ocean, they pollute from cradle to grave starting with the communities impacted by oil & gas extraction from which plastics are made. International #breakfreefromplastics tour includes a day with OVEC, and many of our allies. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingPipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 15, 2018
Poor People’s Campaign Resurrected: Sign-On to Statement of Support
We are encouraging individuals and groups to sign on to a letter of support for the Poor People's Campaign. We urge others in our movement to endorse and join with the Poor People’s Campaign. We call particular attention to the plan for actions the week of June 3-9 on ecological devastation and health. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionSocial justiceTransition economyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 15, 2018
Video 3: Greed Pays: Pipelines and Profits
Our friends at Beyond Extreme Energy have released the third in a series of educational videos meant to inform us all on issues related to FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), fracking, and extreme energy. Watch, learn, share. More
Issues: Climate changeFERCFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Vivian May 11, 2018
Demand FERC Reform – Sign Petition re FERC’s Pipeline Review Process
Despite the devastating impacts of pipeline infrastructure and despite multiple requests by citizens for more input, FERC has provided only minimal opportunity to comment. It is critical that FERC hear from the thousands who are being harmed by FERC-approved projects. Sign today, and help spread the word. More
Issues: FERCFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 8, 2018
Video 2: Is Natural Gas a Clean Alternative?
Our friends at Beyond Extreme Energy have released the second in a series of educational videos meant to inform us all on issues related to FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), fracking, and extreme energy. Watch and share! More
Issues: Climate changeFERCFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 7, 2018
Reserve Your Free Ticket Now for “Reflections on Sacred Actions for Earth;” Tabling Available
Tickets now on sale for Catholic Committee of Appalachia's benefit evening, held in honor of Friends of Water founder Chris Hale, featuring "Reflections on Sacred Action for Earth" with WV-born authors Denise Giardina and Ann Pancake, in a conversation moderated by OVEC's retired ED, Janet Keating. More
Issues: FaithFrackingMountaintop removalPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 1, 2018
Video 1: Are Oil and Gas Pipelines for the Public Good?
Our friends at Beyond Extreme Energy have released the first in a series of educational videos meant to inform us all on issues related to FERC, fracking, and extreme energy. Please watch, learn, and share! More
Issues: FERCFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Robin Apr 24, 2018
Our Members Speak: Fracking is New Economic Bubble
Could it be that a lot of the new fracked-gas-related infrastructure being built in our state and region—already resulting in significant deforestation and water pollution and numerous other problems—could end up being abandoned when the bubble bursts? More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 19, 2018
Final Hours to Register to Speak at EPA’s Hearing on Outrageous Rollback of the Coal Ash Rule
It's down to the wire! There are just a few hours left to register to speak at EPA's public hearing on their outrageous rollback of the coal ash rule next Tuesday. More
Issues: CoalPollution
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