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Link to OVEC's final letter to members
Newsletter OVEC Feb 14, 2022
Final Newsletter
We write to inform you that after 34 years dedicated to protecting the people and environment of West Virginia and the surrounding region, OVEC has made the decision to close its doors. We hope you will join us in reflecting on our decades of community activism and take pride in how you helped make little OVEC a big force for positive change in our region. More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalPollutionRacial inequalityRenewable energy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 26, 2021
October 27: Coal Community Workgroup Listening Session in Beckley 
If you are in or near Beckley on October 27, you can take advantage of this opportunity to meet directly with state legislators on this topic. More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalRenewable energyTransition economy
Chuck Nelson
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Jul 7, 2021
Remembering Chuck Nelson
After Chuck Nelson found an OVEC newspaper on his windshield that provided information about the abuses of mountaintop removal strip mining (MTR) for coal, he called OVEC’s office to volunteer. From that day forward, Chuck was all-in for ending mountaintop removal. Chuck, a retired underground miner, was an expert not only on underground mining, but […] More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Brendan Muckian-Bates Dec 11, 2020
A History of Resistance
The fight for justice has never been won at the ballot box alone. Resistance against the status quo is not uncommon in Appalachia; from the Mine Wars to the Red for Ed strikes, West Virginia has been center stage in pivotal events in this region. More
Issues: Clean electionsCoalFair courtsPro DemocracySocial justice
Newsletter OVEC Jul 9, 2020
Winds of Change, Summer 2020
OVEC, the WV Highlands Conservancy, and the Sierra Club have put the WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) on notice that we are going to sue the agency due to its mismanagement of the Special Reclamation Fund (SRF), and its related failure to comply with federal reporting requirements. More
Issues: CoalDEPFrackingWater
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
Newsletter OVEC Oct 2, 2019
Winds of Change, Fall 2019
At noon on Tuesday, August 6, dozens of people gathered outside the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston, WV, to mark the 54th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsClimate changeCoalPollution
Beaver PA cracker plant under constructions
Action Alert OVEC Sep 4, 2019
Stand Up, Speak Out, Support: September, ASH, and Climate Crisis
September is all the addressing the climate crisis head on. Show up, stand up, speak up and offer your support! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubCoalFracking
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 9, 2019
Renewable Energy Safe, Sane and Smart: Quit Wasting Money and Planet on CCS
To embrace any energy resource that emits greenhouse gases is to contribute to financially unsound and worse, ecocidal. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalFrackingRenewable energy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 30, 2019
Coal to Liquid Plant: Personal Statement from Alex Cole
Do you know why our young people are leaving? The disease is in the despair of being tied to a dying industry, especially if that industry is as inherently toxic and carcinogenic as coal and chemicals. More
Issues: CoalPollution
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 25, 2019
For Sanity’s Sake: Come to a Hearing to Oppose Coal-to-Liquid Plant in Mason County
This dubious endeavor is for the fool’s errand of turning coal into diesel fuel, a “technology” that has proven time and again to be uneconomical and downright stupid. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalPollution
Action Alert OVEC Jul 2, 2019
July Actions: EVs and Solar Please, Instead of Climate Insanity
Shine for solar in the summer, make sure there's no coal-to-liquid bummer: Take action! More
Issues: Climate changeCoalRenewable energyTransition economy
Press Release OVEC May 10, 2019
Lawsuit Launched to Force Trump Administration to Protect Endangered Species From Coal Mining in Appalachia
The Center for Biological Diversity and allies filed a formal notice of intent today to sue the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state of West Virginia for failing to protect endangered species from coal mining. More
Issues: Coal
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 4, 2019
Get Your MOJO On: Call Now About the Modern Jobs Act; Support Solar Jobs!
Support HB 2589 , MOJO, the Modern Jobs Act. It's a bipartisan effort regarding solar electricity generated on former coal mines. More
Issues: CoalRenewable energyTransition economy
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jan 29, 2019
Hey EPA, Keep the Mercury Standards!
EPA should not be rolling back mercury standards! Much of the mercury that makes its way into our bodies originates from the burning of coal in power plants. Be on the alert to comment to EPA. More
Issues: CoalPollution
water unites us
Action Alert Vivian Dec 31, 2018
Wring Out the Old Year, Ring in the New! Final Actions of 2018 and First of 2019
Deadline today to contact Congress re black lung benefits for coal miners and save the date for the first action of 2018: #waterislife More
Issues: CoalSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 21, 2018
Meet Alex Cole, OVEC’s Newest Staff Member
I come from a place with deep roots. I have spent my short 30 years studying our history and our ecology in an attempt to understand myself and my people. In my role as community organizer, I hope to continue that education and share what I have learned with as many people as possible. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubCoalPollution
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Oct 24, 2018
If Not Now, When? If Not Us, Who?
We have the tools and the science to tackle this problem. Whether main stream media, government institutions, and state and local politicians join us remains to be seen, but waiting is not an option. More
Issues: Climate changeCoal
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
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