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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 26, 2017
Dianne McFarland Bady: August 8, 1950 – October 23, 2017
Dianne McFarland Bady died after a short illness, but a long struggle. Her final days came much too soon, and we are bereft. But she departed with her friends and family at her side, and her soul was at peace. Although it took an incurable cancer to force her to finally retire, OVEC will continue and nothing can kill Dianne’s vision.More
Issues: FrackingHealthMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 12, 2017
October 14: Community Meeting on MCHM Water Crisis Settlement; Your Questions Will Be Answered
#wvwatercrisis settlement community meeting on Oct 14, 6:30 p.m. @ Chas Civic Center. Get your questions answered. More
Issues: HealthMCHMPollutionWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 11, 2017
David McMahon: WV Lawmakers Must Protect Citizens from Fracking Industry’s Legislative Wish List
WV fracking legislation should protect citizens, and should not be dictated by the fracking industry. More
Issues: FrackingHealthPollutionWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 10, 2017
Job Opening: Appalachian Gas Working Group Coordinator
The primary function of the Appalachian Gas Working Group Coordinator is to work closely with the WV Rivers Program Director, OVEC and other AGWG partners’ staff on the overall management of AGWG Strategic Plan and facilitate communication and coordination among the working group and across its teams.More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Oct 5, 2017
The Outdoor Sports Community Sees the Effects of Climate Instability
Hunters and anglers can lead the battle to slow down the effects of climate change in the same way they lead the nation in the development of laws for wildlife management and conservation our natural resources.More
Issues: Climate change
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 13, 2017
Did You Get a Threatening Letter from MXP or Other Pipeline Corporation? Know Your Rights!
Landowners: Have you had a visit from a pushy representative of a proposed major pipeline such as the Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline? Know your rights! Stand up to pipeline corporation's threats of eminent domain and lawsuits against you.More
Issues: FrackingHealthPipelinesPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 7, 2017
OVEC’s $30 for 30 Campaign to Mark Our 30th Year
OVEC turns 30 this year. Times are tough, so we are asking for your help in our $30 for 30 campaign. Become a member. Ask friends to join. Send an extra gift of $30 or more. From now to the end of the year, we have a goal of raising $30,000. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 31, 2017
Growing a Better Future: Project Plant
OVEC is partnering with the Huntington WV Boys and Girls Club on Project Plant, teaching kids to grow organic vegetables and to prepare and eat healthy food. This project is about so much more!More
Issues: GardenHealthTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Aug 31, 2017
FERC is a Sugar Daddy
FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is the kind of regulatory agency any industry would love.More
Issues: FERCHealthPipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 30, 2017
It’s Not a Done Deal: Say “No!” to Appalachian Storage Hub – Part 5
Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here. Read Part 3 here. Read Part 4 here. Enough with the fossil fuel barons. It's our future; our time for a better choice.More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingHealthMountaintop removalPipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 30, 2017
It’s Not a Done Deal: Say “No!” to Appalachian Storage Hub – Part 4
Read Part 1 here.  Read Part 2 here. Read Part 3 here. Appalachian Gas Storage Hub would turn us into Cancer Alley Two, and MTR-laden WV already has far too many health problems! Say no!More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingHealthMountaintop removalPipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 30, 2017
It’s Not a Done Deal: Say “No!” to Appalachian Storage Hub – Part 3
Read Part 1 here.  Read Part 2 here. A Conference on Your Future, Held Without YouMore
Issues: Climate changeFrackingHealthPipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 30, 2017
It’s Not a Done Deal: Say “No!” to Appalachian Storage Hub – Part 2
Read Part 1 here. No Surprise, American Chemistry Council Says Bring It OnMore
Issues: FrackingHealthPipelinesPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 30, 2017
It’s Not a Done Deal: Say “No!” to Appalachian Storage Hub – Part 1
Planned Chemical Monstrosity Would Bring Skyrocketing Climate Emissions, Public Health DangersMore
Issues: FrackingPipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers Mary Wildfire Aug 29, 2017
Tunnel Vision at FERC
As a way to study environmental impacts, looking at the world through a tiny close-up lens is not a good approach.More
Issues: FERCHealthPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 21, 2017
Statement on DOI Ordering NAS to Cease Work on Human Health and MTR Study
News: NAS study on MTR and human health over. Mountaintop removal is not. MTR human health impacts are not over. Mountaintop removal coal mining must end.More
Issues: HealthMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 20, 2017
Racist-in-Chief Trump Must Go. Wait, Then Pence! Prep for Worst: Heed Naomi Klein
Racist-in-Chief Trump Must Go. Of course, Trump's departure won't end racism, won't crush white supremacy. And we'll have Pence then. Yikes! Naomi Klein has great advice for prepping for next steps in Shock politics.More
Issues: Racial inequalityracismSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Robin Aug 4, 2017
Please Write a Letter to the Editor: Fend Off Fracking
Write a letter to the editor today. In a nutshell, if you focus on a concern that is near and dear to your property (and heart), name an elected official whom you think can do something about it, and follow the guidelines of your local news service, you are likely to get published. More
Issues: Pipelines
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jul 31, 2017
Sense of Place
Appalachians know a sense of place. More today, than at any time in history, people are speaking up to save the landscapes that they call home. From the First Nation’s tribes trying to halt the destruction of the world’s largest boreal forest in Canada due to Bakken Tar sands development, to the Pacific Islanders trying to save their homes from rising sea levels, people are finding the courage to speak out because of their “sense of place.”More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jul 24, 2017
A “Sign” of the Times
Remember when West Virginia's small family cemeteries were considered sacred space-where our loved ones could rest in peace in the bosom of the earth? Certainly that was before the outrageous mining process known as mountaintop removal.More
Issues: EnergyFrackingPipelinesRogersville Shale
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