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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
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 18, 2018
Help Create Our Local Global Earth Exchange 2018
OVEC's is seeking volunteers and representatives of local progressive groups to help organize a local Global Earth Exchange event, on the banks of the Ohio River on June 16.   More
Issues: PollutionWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 18, 2018
What Lies Upstream Airing on WV PBS for the Week of Earth Day
During the week of Earth Day 2018, WV PBS is airing the documentary What Lies Upstream. The Independent Lens documentary is also available to stream online. The film examines the 2014 MCHM water crisis, water issues around the nation and the role of regulators. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksMCHM
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 10, 2018
CRACK FERC OPEN JUNE 23-25 IN DC: The Time is Now to Escalate!
It is time to escalate at FERC. BXE is planning three days of sharing/training, art-building and action from June 23-25, beginning the morning of Saturday, June 23. More
Issues: CoalFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Robin Apr 4, 2018
Big Questions About Proposed Appalachian Storage Hub/Petrochemical Complex
We've heard the news reports that the Appalachian Storage Hub/Petrochemical Complex project will be a "game changer" for our region, but how will it change our current "game"? A real game changer flips the same old, same old fossil fuel story. It’s time for water drinkers and air breathers to win! Team up!  More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClimate changeFrackingPipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers Frank Grant Apr 3, 2018
A Review of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, by Dr. Elizabeth Catte
In this powerful little book of 132 pages, Catte rises to eloquence at times in exploding myths and stereotypes about the Appalachian region of the United States. She will be the keynote speaker at OVEC's annual meeting on September 15. More
Issues: Mountaintop removalWest Virginia
In the hills and hollows
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 29, 2018
Last Chance to Register for Community Organizing Summit; Upcoming Events
The deadline to register for the Appalachian Group Working Group Community Organizing Summit is 4 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 30. More info here, plus info on upcoming events in Charleston. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 22, 2018
#TBT: Lawsuits Have Helped Slow MTR; What’s Up with the Settlement Money
The laws surrounding mountaintop removal in West Virginia have never been adequately enforced. We are so grateful to our attorneys who have worked with us for more than a decade to successfully sue MTR coal companies, corporate landowners, and government agencies for egregious legal failures. More
Issues: Mountaintop removalSocial justiceSustainability
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Mar 22, 2018
Huntington: Today, Celebrate World Water Day; NAACP Candidate Forum; Up Your Activism Training
Celebrate World Water Day in Huntington, Meet the Candidates, and Energize Your Activism More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 9, 2018
Register Now for Community Organizing Summit, Held April 6-8 at Jackson’s Mill
We want to help you take action against extraction. The summit offers trainings for grassroots movement building. Register by March 30. Scholarships available. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPipelines
Action AlertHoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 5, 2018
E-Day Tabling Cancelled, Other Events On; Go Teachers!
Tomorrow's E-day! tabling and speakers are cancelled due to the ongoing teachers’ strike. Go teachers! Evening events are still on, including the Tri-State Water Defense Public Forum,. More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 27, 2018
Thanks to the 863 People Who Signed-On to Letter Re Auction of Gazette-Mail
Thanks to everyone who signed-on and thanks to all who encouraged others to sign, too. More
Issues: Social justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Feb 26, 2018
Fracking-Related Activity Not Good for Birds and Other Living Things
One of WV’s greatest assets is our wild, natural beauty. Our leaders would be prudent to protect forested stream habitat for the Louisiana Waterthrush. This type of forward-thinking is just for the birds; it is for us all. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 23, 2018
Natalie’s Legislative Update: Bad Bills at the WV Bill Mill, Plus a Good One!
Our ED shares info on some WV Legislative Session bills she's tracking; join her under the Golden Dome! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubMountaintop removalRenewable energyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 23, 2018
Act on Co-Tenancy and Other Bills; Sign-on for the Charleston Gazette; More
The West Virginia Legislative Session is careening to a close on March 10. Here are some action items. More
GalleryHoots and HollersPipeline Gallery Vivian Feb 22, 2018
Rover Topple Over: Pipeline Construction in Doddridge County, WV
Rover Pipeline construction: A track hoe topples a hillside in Doddridge County. The operator is apparently unhurt, but the whole scene is deeply troubling. More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Robin Feb 20, 2018
Ohio River Pollution Control Standards are in Jeopardy: Comment by February 24
The Ohio River Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) is doing a review of pollution control standards and accepting comments. Learn more can comment today! More
Issues: PollutionWater
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