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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 11, 2018
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report: Support One Another, Upcoming Events
This latest IPCC report underscores the need for us to support one another. The film UNFRACTURED helps illustrate just one way to action. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalFrackingRenewable energyTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 2, 2018
Sign-On Letter: “Innovation Valley: A Cleaner, Better Vision for the Ohio River Valley” #NoASH
WV, OH, and PA grassroots groups are circulating a sign-on letter to our states' governors calling for an alternative future in the Ohio River Valley, one that is not based on extraction and harm. Deadline to sign is Oct. 19 More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Mel Tyree Oct 1, 2018
Fortunately, We Don’t Need Our Government for Climate Action, Clean Energy Growth
Our government is failing to act on greenhouse gas reductions, but basic economics will bring clean energy to the market place, with or without government involvement. More
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Oct 1, 2018
Mondays That Matter Screens Dark Money this Month; Panel Tonight
In the wake of the Citizens United ruling, dark money floods elections nationwide, but this film documents a struggle that has the potential to change the way elections happen across the U.S. More
Hoots and Hollers Robin Sep 28, 2018
Huntington Mayor Asks ORSANCO to Maintain Its Ohio River Pollution Control Standards
Huntington, WV Mayor Steve Williams has sent a statement to ORSANCO commissioners, asking that they not abdicate their PSC role iwithin the Ohio River watershed. You can comment too! More
Issues: PollutionWater
Ohio River
Hoots and Hollers Robin Sep 26, 2018
Act Now: Final Push to Keep Ohio River Pollution Control Standards Intact
Next week ORSANCO meets in Fayette Co. and may try to ditch its Ohio River pollution control standards efforts. Speak up, and contact your gov, too. Here's how. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPollutionWater
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
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