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Take Part In September Events Near and Far; What Is the Appalachian Storage Hub Pipe Dream?

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Sep 13, 2017

Join Us September 19 for Our Monthly Membership Meeting
The third Tuesday of the month is approaching, and that means it is time for OVEC’s monthly member meeting. As we fight to defend our own homeland against the assaults of mountaintop removal coal mining and unconventional gas extraction—and the proposed “second petrochemical complex” for the Ohio River Valley—we know we aren’t the only people being hurt by extreme energy extraction.

This month, we will remember victims of recent extreme weather events. Mudslides in Sierra Leone killed hundreds. Hundreds of thousands of people have been suddenly displaced as a result of Mexico’s historic earthquake, Western U.S. wildfires, and devastating hurricanes Irma and Harvey. We will invite you to take a moment of silence to reflect on those who have lost their lives or lost everything else as a result of these climate-change disasters.

We will conduct this vigil in solidarity with the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions. Campaign Nonviolence is a long-term grassroots movement for a culture of peace and nonviolence free from war, poverty, racism, environmental destruction, and the epidemic of violence.

Join the event on Facebook and invite friends here. Contact keena@ohvec.org for more info on the monthly membership meeting.

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Fall Membership Tour Meet and Greet 
OVEC’s Executive Director Natalie Thompson is conducting a Fall Meet and Greet Membership Tour. Come meet Natalie and tell her what’s on your mind! 

Friday, September 15 in Morgantown, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Downstream Strategies’ office, 
911 Greenbag Road, Morgantown, WV 26508

October 27 in Ripley, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Jackson County Public Library, 208 N Church St, Ripley, WV 25271

November 21 in Charleston, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location to be determined

November 22 in Lewisburg
Time and location to be determined

Meetings also coming up in Beckley, Elkins, and Wheeling.

For more details, or let us know you will be there, call the office at 304-522-0246 or contact natalie@ohvec.org.

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October 7: 30th Anniversary Edition Annual Picnic  
Please plan on joining us for the 30th anniversary edition of our annual picnic for members and supporters.

Saturday, October 7
Shelter #4 at Barboursville Park
Co Rd 31/6, Barboursville, WV 25504

Come out for family friendly fun! The picnic shelter will be available all day long. There is a playground, a climbing and bouncing bridge, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and lake fishing! We’ll have live music, too.

10:00 a.m.   5K/10K Race Fundraiser

12:00 p.m.   Free Lunch

1:30   p.m.   Annual Awards Ceremony

2:30   p.m.   Bike Ride

We sure hope to see you out and about.
Invite your  family and friends to join the fun!

Whether you can make it to Barboursville or not, please do help us mark our 30th year by taking part in our $30 for 30 campaign.

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More Upcoming Events
September 15: Write a letter by September 15 asking the Fayette County Commission to say “no” to rezoning Fayette County for a compressor station for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline. Details here. If you’d like to see the letter OVEC sent, e-mail info@ohvec.org.

September 16: Double Crossed! Help protect the Greenbrier River Watershed from pipelines! The Greenbrier is proposed to be crossed by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline at Clover Lick and the Mountain Valley Pipelines at Pence Springs. We don’t need all these pipelines in our watershed! Event details here.

September 19: One-time screening of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power at 7 p.m. at Park Place Cinema in Charleston. 

Tickets are $5.50 and are available online or at the door. The event will begin with the premiere of the musical arrangement by Matt Jackfert of Jean Ritchie’s “Now Is the Cool of the Day,” performed by the Montclaire String Quartet and sung by Betsy Bare-Dodd. This event is sponsored by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby of Charleston WV, WV Citizen Action Group, and the WV International Film Festival, with assistance from the Climate Reality Project. Join the event on Facebook and invite friends, here

FERC Protest in D.C. on September 20 More details on FERC September 20 Rally and Lobby Day here.

October 13-15: RAMPS Fall Summit on Kayford Mountain. Check RAMPS’ website for details, coming soon.

October 17-19: 36th Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in Pittsburgh, PA. Apply now. Details here.

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In This Alert

Join Us Sept. 19 for Our Monthly Membership Meeting

Fall Membership Tour
Meet and Greet 

Oct. 7: 30th Anniversary Edition Annual Picnic

More Upcoming Events
The proposed Appalachian Storage Hub, a concept under promotion by fossil fuel corporations and politicians beholden to them, is not the type of future we envision, nor is it one we can tolerate in terms of public health and a healthy environment. Learn more in our blog:

It’s Not a Done Deal: Say “No!” to Appalachian Storage Hub

Also see: 
Did You Get a Threatening Letter from MXP or Other Pipeline Corporation? Know Your Rights!

Tunnel Vision at FERC

FERC is a Sugar Daddy

Clicktivist Actions:

Bring Back MTR Coal Mining Public Health Study!


Tell the EPA: Don’t repeal the Clean Water Rule

Tell Scott Pruitt: Protect our clean car standards

Act Now – Save the Endangered Species Act!

Don’t Drill for Oil Near
National Park
September is National Voter Registration Month
WV Voter Registration Info

National Voter Registration Month Comes Before Special Election; Deadline to Register for Special Election is September 18


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