Tag: DEP

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Action Alert OVEC May 3, 2021
Tell DEP to DENY WV Methanol Permit!
A new methanol facility proposed in Pleasants County threatens the air quality of thousands of nearby Ohio Valley residents. More
Issues: Air qualityDEPPollution
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
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Jan 12, 2021
DEP’s Belle Explosion Air Quality Statement Is Just Hot Air
The explosion killed one plant worker and sent several others to the hospital. At the barest of bare minimums, the families of those killed and injured, and the rest of us living in the Chemical Valley deserve better information from the DEP. More
Issues: DEPPetrochemicals
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
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 24, 2019
PUBLIC MEETING – Natrium Fractionation Plant
Come out if you can! WVDEP will be holding a public meeting on an air permit modification for the Natrium Extraction and Fractionation Plant Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the New Martinsville City Hall. More details here. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubDEPPetrochemicalsPollution
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Mar 8, 2019
REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: Natrium Fractionation Plant
WVDEP has issued an air permit notice for Blue Racer's Natrium Fractionation Plant in Marshall County, WV. See more information on the site, permit, and how to request a public hearing here. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubDEPFrackingPetrochemicalsPollution
Press Release OVEC Jan 3, 2019
Media Advisory: WATER: A sacred gift, a human right, and our stewardship role
On the eve on the fifth anniversary of the 2014 water crisis, community members are invited to gather for WATER: A sacred gift, a human right, and our stewardship role More
Issues: DEPMCHMWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 10, 2018
Comment on WV Water Protections by 8 p.m. Today
Comment on WV DEP's Triennial Review of Water Quality Standards by 8 p.m. tonight. Hey DEP! Water is life! More
Issues: DEPWater
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 5, 2018
DEP’s Response to Your Comments on MXP’s Stormwater Permit
A pdf of DEP's response to comments on its stormwater permit for the Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline. More
Issues: DEPFrackingPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 19, 2017
MXP Stormwater Permit Comments Due by Dec. 22; Here’s OVEC’s Letter to WV DEP
The deadline for written comments on Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline’s stormwater permit is December 22. Here are OVEC's comments to DEP; use them to help draft your own comments. More
Issues: DEPFrackingPipelinesWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Dec 7, 2017
30 Years of OVEC: A Few Stand-Out Moments
Reflections on OVEC's 30 years of standing our ground with citizens and communities threatened by polluting and extractive industries. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalDEPFrackingMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Dustin White Feb 15, 2017
For folks like me, who often have to access the WVDEP website's information, the last two weeks have been a struggle. When we try to use DEP’s online databases, we are greeted with an error message or an ironic image of a sad face. That’s because the DEP’s servers have stopped working and have been down all this time. More
Issues: CoalDEPMountaintop removalPollution
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 15, 2017
Oroville Dam Situation Dredges Up Worries Over Coal Sludge Dams
Climate change, unsafe dams, scofflaw coal companies and corporate-controlled government make for ongoing worry. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalDEPEPA
Press Release OVEC Feb 7, 2017
Press Release: West Virginia to Improve Oversight of Coal-mining Pollution
A federal review of West Virginia’s oversight of mountaintop-removal and surface coal mining has revealed persistent failures to enforce mandatory protections, such as water-quality standards, designed to protect people and the environment from controversial coal-mining practices. More
Issues: DEPMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 31, 2017
40 Groups To WV DEP: Heed Community When Filling Environmental Advocate Position
40 groups have signed a letter to the new WV DEP chief about the firing and hiring of the agency's Environmental Advocate. More
Issues: DEP
Action Alert Vivian Nov 21, 2016
Will You Take Our Survey? Job Opening; From Worry to Thankfulness
No doubt, you've got a lot on your mind right now, so here's a chance to vent a little, at least in terms of what OVEC's work should look like going forward. More
Issues: DEPMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 19, 2016
April 20 Hearing on Fracking Waste Injection Permit
Short notice: Public hearing April 20! In an earlier blog we noted: The Beckley Register-Herald reports: “A Department of Environmental Protection permit application renewal for an underground injection control well used to dispose of oil and natural gas waste in the Trap Hill area of Raleigh County is open for public comment…” More details on […] More
Issues: DEPFrackingWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 17, 2015
OVEC’s Successes in 2015: Thank You!
OVEC's work is successful because of the work of our volunteers, members and supporters. Thank you! Here's a sampling of some of our 2015 successes. As you make your end donations, please remember OVEC. Donations to OVEC are tax-deductible. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksClimate changeCoalDEPEnergy efficiencyFrackingMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers Dianne Bady Oct 29, 2015
PA DEP Not Protecting Environment (Nor People Who Live in It)
Fracking for shale gas in our broader region began about ten years ago in Pennsylvania. So, how is that working out for the people who live in the industrial-fracking areas? How is the PA DEP doing? An October series by Central PA news outlet PennLive is entitled "PA. regulators fail to protect environment during Marcellus Shale boom." Here’s a summary of their exhaustive investigation. More
Issues: DEPMarcellus ShaleRogersville Shale
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