Press Release Archive

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Press Release OVEC Oct 28, 2021
Press Release: Day of Prayer for Senator Joe Manchin on All Saints Day, November 1, 2021
Senator Manchin is in an unprecedented situation in which his vote will affect the lives of generations to come. We pray that he will use that vote for the common good of all humanity. More
Press Release OVEC Apr 22, 2021
Regional Campaign Calls on Grocers to Find Alternatives to Single-Use Plastic
Regional organizations call on local grocers to reduce their reliance on single-use plastic packaging in their stores and move towards sustainable alternatives. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClimate changesingle-use plastics
Press Release OVEC Feb 25, 2021
People’s Public Hearing: HB 2598
After several public interest groups were denied their requests for the usual public hearing procedure in the House regarding a bill to amend the Aboveground Storage Tank Act, they’ve banded together to hold their own Public Hearing so the voice of citizens can be heard on critical issues that affect them, their families and communities. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksPro DemocracyWV Legislature
Press Release OVEC Feb 5, 2021
Advocates and State Lawmakers Present Solutions for WVDEP Office of Oil and Gas Budget Shortfalls
OVEC and WV Rivers Coalition held a virtual press conference about solutions to recurring budget shortfalls at the WVDEP Office of Oil and Gas. More
Issues: DEPWV Legislature
Press Release OVEC Feb 2, 2021
Press Conference: Legislative Response to WVDEP Oil and Gas Budget/Layoffs
The recurring budget shortfalls for the Office of Oil and Gas affect owners of property on which over 60,000 oil and gas wells are located. This problem needs to be addressed during the upcoming Legislative Session. More
Issues: DEPFossil fuelsWV Legislature
Press Release OVEC Jan 29, 2021
OVEC Calls for Community Dialogue in Response to Executive Actions
Economic diversification through renewable energy development is one viable path forward if we hope to achieve our shared vision for a prosperous region. More
Issues: Climate changeEnergyRenewable energyTransition economy
Press Release OVEC Jan 8, 2021
5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement Celebration – A WV Online Celebration
On Saturday, January 9, at 7 p.m. EST, Corazón Latino, Moms Clean Air Force, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, WV Rivers Coalition, Redescubre El Yunque, and the WV Climate Alliance will host a Facebook live event to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement. More
Issues: Climate changeSocial justice
Press Release OVEC Dec 8, 2020
550 Groups Ask Biden to Solve Plastic Pollution Crisis With Eight Executive Actions
A coalition of more than 550 community and conservation organizations today released its Presidential Plastics Action Plan, urging President-elect Joe Biden to take eight key executive actions to solve the plastic pollution crisis. More
Press Release OVEC Oct 8, 2020
OVEC to Host Virtual Climate Presentation
The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition will host a virtual presentation featuring Climate Reality Leader Dr. Randi Pokladnik on October 10 at 2 p.m. to explain the science behind our changing world. More
Press Release OVEC Sep 24, 2020
Local Residents Hold U.S. Army Corps Accountable
On Sept. 23, citizens delivered 50 pages of public comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) office in Huntington, WV. More
Issues: PollutionWater
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Press Release Vivian Sep 24, 2020
ODNR Cancels Mountaineer NGL Storage Permits
Victory: In a victory for clean water advocates, Ohio Department of Natural Resources cancels permits to construct three solution mining wells in the Ohio River Valley More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPetrochemicals
Press Release OVEC Sep 22, 2020
Local Residents Act to Hold Federal Agency Accountable
Regional residents are pushing back against efforts to permit barge terminals to offload oil and gas waste shipped on the Ohio River. More
Story of Plastic
Press Release OVEC Aug 31, 2020
Media Advisory: OVEC to Host Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition to host a virtual panel discussion about The Story of Plastic More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPollutionSocial justice
Press Release OVEC Jul 27, 2020
Press Release: Is the EPA turning a blind eye to WVDEP?
Watershed protection organizations from three states plead with the EPA to make West Virginia follow the Clean Water Act More
Issues: PollutionWater
Press Release OVEC Jul 2, 2020
Press Release: RECLAIM Act Passes the House as part of H.R. 2, The Moving Forward Act
On Wednesday, July 1, the RECLAIM Act (HR 2156) passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of The Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2).; the Act would catalyze community economic development projects on or near reclaimed sites. More
Issues: Coal
Press Release OVEC Mar 6, 2020
OVEC’s Vivian Stockman Announced the 2020 Recipient of the Women of Appalachia Project™ Appalachian Advocate Award
The Women of Appalachia Project™ (WOAP™) announces that OVEC's ED is the recipient of the 2020 Women of Appalachia Project™ Appalachian Advocate Award. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubMountaintop removalSocial justice
Press Release OVEC Mar 2, 2020
No PTTG: Petrochemicals and Plastic
Residents tell WV legislators that the proposed petrochemical "is about propping up a failing fossil fuel industry with plastic production at the expense of our health, air, water, pocketbooks, and future generations." More
Issues: Appalachian Storage Hub
Press Release OVEC Feb 27, 2020
No PTTG: Petrochemicals and Plastics Press Conference
Residents concerned about the proposed 500-square-mile petrochemical build-up in the Ohio River Valley, known as the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub, will voice their concerns.  More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPetrochemicals
Press Release OVEC Jan 29, 2020
Court: Northern Long-eared Bat Was Unlawfully Denied Endangered Species Protection
A federal judge on Tuesday overturned a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect northern long-eared bats as threatened rather than endangered under the Endangered Species Act. More
Press Release OVEC Jan 8, 2020
Statements on the 6th Anniversary of the MCHM #WVWaterCrisis
On the 6th anniversary of the MCHM water crisis and at the start of the 2020 WV Legislative Session, clean drinking water for every West Virginian is still a goal rather than a reality. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubMCHMPro DemocracyWater
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