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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 8, 2018
OVEC ED Statement on the 4th Anniversary of the MCHM #WVWaterCrisis
4 years after the #WVWaterCrisis, our water resources are still in peril. You can defend our water! Show up for the 60-day WV Legislative Session.More
Issues: Freedom IndustriesMCHMPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Jan 4, 2018
Appalachian Storage Hub: A Petrochem Horror
According to recent reports, the so-called "Appalachian Storage Hub" (ASH) has cleared its first hurdle. The U.S. Department of Energy has granted the first part of a two application loan of $1.9 billion for the Appalachia Storage & Trading Hub initiative. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubEthaneFrackingNGLpetrochemical
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 19, 2017
MXP Stormwater Permit Comments Due by Dec. 22; Here’s OVEC’s Letter to WV DEP
The deadline for written comments on Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline’s stormwater permit is December 22. Here are OVEC's comments to DEP; use them to help draft your own comments.More
Issues: DEPFrackingPipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 18, 2017
West Virginians: Be Registered & Be Ready to Vote
West Virginians: Be registered & Be Ready to Vote. Every vote counts! More
Issues: Social justiceWest Virginia
MXP stormwater permit
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 14, 2017
MXP Stormwater Permit Written Comments Accepted Until Dec. 22
Please send a written comment on the WV DEP's stormwater permit for the Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline by December 22.More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Dec 13, 2017
Comments of Mark Connelly at the Hearing on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
I believe that the Clean Power Plan should not be repealed, but should be strengthened.More
Issues: Climate changeCoalFrackingMountaintop removalPollution
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Dec 8, 2017
Rover Pipeline Construction Disrupts Community Near Sistersville, WV, Now and Forever
The eight homes here are located an average of 300 feet from the pipeline. Should a malfunction occur, the incineration zone for the pipeline is a radius  of approximately 1300 feet. That is, should a blast occur, everything within 1300 feet will be incinerated. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelines
Hoots and Hollers Janet Dec 7, 2017
30 Years of OVEC: A Few Stand-Out Moments
Reflections on OVEC's 30 years of standing our ground with citizens and communities threatened by polluting and extractive industries. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalDEPFrackingMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 6, 2017
Comments of Vivian Stockman at the Hearing on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
We simply do not have to choose between either our health and breathable air or economic opportunities. That’s a lie fossil fuel lobbyists and their bought-and-paid-for politicians desperately want us to continue believing. But, willful ignorance solves nothing. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalFrackingPollutionSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 6, 2017
Comments of Dustin White at the Hearing on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
The majority of coal still mined here is metallurgical being shipped overseas. It is not for electric generation. This repeal will not bring back coal jobs in WV. And let’s stop pretending this administration cares what citizens think.More
Issues: Climate changeCoalEPAHealthPollutionSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 4, 2017
#SavetheNet #StoptheVote – It’s Coming Down to the Wire on Net Neutrality
#SavetheNet. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment to save the Internet. What can you do now? Action steps compile here. Protest coming up in Huntington, St. Albans.More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalRenewable energySocial justice
MXP stormwater permit
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 4, 2017
MXP Stormwater Permit – Documents Useful for Making Your Comments
The comment period for DEP's stormwater permit for the Mountaineer Xpress pipeline is on till Dec. 17. Here's where to find documents associated with the permit.More
Issues: PipelinesPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 2, 2017
Comments of Rev. Robin Blakeman at the Hearing on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
I rejoiced when this plan was approved; I never thought I would have to come and defend it again, but here I am…More
Issues: Climate changeFaithHealth
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 29, 2017
Comments of Rev. Rose Edington at the Hearing on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
What kind of country denies the factual reality of climate change and thereby steals its children’s futures and damages their health? What kind of country will allow the destruction of creation, with its awe and wonder, for the sake of greed?More
Issues: Climate change
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 27, 2017
People of Faith Care for Creation: WVIPL and the Clean Power Plan
We members of the WV Interfaith Power and Light Steering Committee seek to build a coalition of faith-based voices throughout our beautiful state, who will actively engage in the work of preserving the clean air, water and over-all environment on which all life depends.  Therefore, we oppose Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan.More
Issues: Climate changePollutionRenewable energySocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 27, 2017
On #GivingTuesday, Support OVEC’s $30 for 30 Campaign
If you take part in #GivingTuesday, will you consider making a donation to OVEC as part of our $30 for 30 campaign?More
Issues: Social justiceWaterWest Virginia
MXP stormwater permit
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 19, 2017
You Can Comment on the Proposed MXP Stormwater Permit
The official public comment period on the Stormwater Permit WVR310872 for the large-diameter, high pressure pipeline Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline is open until December 22 (updated!). You can request a hearing.More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Nov 16, 2017
Revelation: Alpha Weasels Out of Bonding Obligations
Alpha will transfer to Lexington Coal a total of 160permits from West Virginia. This deal eliminates $192 million in self-bonding Alpha owes to West Virginia.More
Issues: AlphaBankruptcyBondingMountaintop removalMTRReclamationWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 13, 2017
OVEC: Highlights of 30 Years of Standing Our Ground – Part Three: The Third Decade
Our 30th birthday has us reflecting on three decades of standing our ground. Here are some highlights from OVEC's third decade. More
Issues: CoalFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionRacial inequalityRenewable energyRogersville ShaleWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 13, 2017
OVEC: Highlights of 30 Years of Standing Our Ground – Part Two: The Second Decade
Our 30th birthday has us reflecting on three decades of standing our ground. Here are some highlights from OVEC's second decade.  More
Issues: CoalHealthMountaintop removalSludge Safety ProjectWater
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