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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 12, 2017
October 14: Community Meeting on MCHM Water Crisis Settlement; Your Questions Will Be Answered
#wvwatercrisis settlement community meeting on Oct 14, 6:30 p.m. @ Chas Civic Center. Get your questions answered. More
Issues: HealthMCHMPollutionWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Apr 13, 2017
Oops, They Did It Again – A History of Industry “Accidents”
The coal slurry spill on March 23 in Boone County was just the latest in a long list of “accidents" in our state.More
Issues: BakkenCoalfossil fuelsFreedom IndustriesIndustryMCHMMine safetyMining AccidentsPipelinesPollutionregulationSlurrySlurry SpillWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 28, 2017
It Takes Water to Renew WV – Part 3
Read part 1 here, part 2 here. Another catastrophic event occurred less than a year later in West Virginia. In October, 2009, most of the fish and other aquatic life in the 28 mile length of Dunkard Creek were killed by a toxic bloom of golden algae spoiling the area for fishermen and picnickers. An EPA investigation […]More
Issues: MCHMWest VirginiaWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers Janet Feb 24, 2017
Sobonya Supporting Cancer Creek Bill; Defend Clean Water, Come to Public Hearing Monday
How disappointing that Kelli Sobonya, Delegate from the 18th District (Cabell County), voted to increase cancer-causing chemicals and other toxins into our state’s water by voting for HB 2506 during a session of the House Judiciary Committee!  Isn’t being for clean, safe water a pro-life issue? The WV House has scheduled a public hearing on […]More
Issues: MCHMWaterWest Virginia
Vigil for Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 3, 2016
#WVWaterCrisis Gains in Peril: Call Your Legislators!
#WVWaterCrisis Gains in Peril: Call Your Legislators! Below is a call to action from the West Virginia Environmental Council Action. If you want to get updates on what’s going on under the Golden Dome during the 2016 WV Legislative Session, be sure to sign up for E-Council’s Action Alerts here on their home page. (OVEC […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksFreedom IndustriesMCHMPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 29, 2016
Freedom Execs Sentenced Next Week: Show Up
Remember the #wvwatercrisis #wvchemleak! The entry below is from an e-mail Maya Nye sent to the WV Water Roundtable list-serv.  Sentencing for the Freedom Industries executives who plead guilty commence on Monday, February 1. Here are 3 things you can do to encourage justice in this case: Show up! Show the judge that victims still care. (Court the dates […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksMCHMSocial justiceWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 28, 2016
Pam Nixon, Others Comment on Report on WVAW vs. Public Water
To release their new report, “West Virginia American Water Company and the Case for Public Ownership and Operation,” our good friends at the Civil Society Institute held a tele-press conference on January 7. Making statements and fielding press questions were principal report author and CSI’s senior energy analyst Grant Smith, report editor and Advocates for a Safe […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksFreedom IndustriesHealthMCHMSocial justiceWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 27, 2016
Report: WVAW Still Unprepared to Deal with Crisis; Public Takeover Urged
January 9 marked the second anniversary of the chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without tap water for more than a week. On January 9, 2014, a leaking tank at Freedom Industries’ tank farm spewed about 10,000 gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals into the Elk River, about a mile upstream from West Virginia American Water’s […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksFreedom IndustriesHealthMCHMWaterWV American Water
July 16: Freedom Industries tank farm demolition underway.
Press Release OVEC Jan 8, 2016
Opportunity to Interview residents that were, and still are, impacted by the chemical spill two years ago.
Contact: Bill Price, bill.price@sierraclub.org, 304-389-8822 Concerned Families, Impacted Residents Gather to Observe Second Anniversary of West Virginia Chemical Spill at Exact Time Spill was Finally Reported Chemical used in coal processing poisoned water for 300,000 WV residents Charleston, WV—This Saturday, concerned families and impacted residents will gather to mark the second anniversary of a chemical spill on Elk River, just two miles above the water treatment plant near Charleston, which contaminated drinking water for more than 300,000 residents in central and southern West Virginia. Communities in coal mining areas are faced with the dangers of water pollution from coal mining every day. This spill pulled back the curtain on the coal industry's widespread and risky use of dangerous chemicals, and serves as an important reminder that coal-related pollution poses a serious danger to nearby communities. A group of locally impacted residents will be available for questions at the site of the spill, at the exact time that the tragedy occurred two years ago. Though the tanks are gone from the site, the effects remain. What: Opportunity to Interview residents that were, and still are, impacted by the chemical spill two years ago. Where: Scene of the spill, Freedom Industries 1015 Barlow Dr., Charleston, WV 25311 When: 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 (the spill was reported to the hotline at 12:05 p.m. two years ago) Who: Kate Flack, Charleston resident, new mother Diane Strickland, owner of Sugar and Spice Bakery in Charleston and others Sponsored by Sierra Club, WV Rivers, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and Advocates for a Safe Water System. ### More
Issues: MCHMWaterWV American Water
Press Release OVEC Jan 7, 2016
Report: Two Years After Elk River Chemical Spill, West Virginia American Water (WVAW) Unprepared to Deal With Another Major Crisis
Public Takeover of Charleston Area Water Supply Urged to Boost Accountability, Hold Down Rate Hikes, Reduce Disruptions & Promote More Infrastructure Investment.More
Issues: MCHMPollutionWaterWV American Water
Press Release OVEC Jan 7, 2016
Two years after Elk River chemical spill
Two years after Elk River chemical spill: report to show serious unresolved water issues remain in West VirginiaMore
Issues: MCHMPollutionWater
Water Unites Us!
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 7, 2016
Drinking Water Forum Features Fun Along With Information
West Virginia Rivers Coalition and 21 partners, including OVEC, will host a free public forum on how citizens can get involved in drinking water protection, January 9 at the Culture Center in Charleston. The event, which coincides with the second anniversary of the Freedom Industries’ chemical leak, focuses on how the public can help shape […]More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksMCHMWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers Robin Feb 3, 2015
Defend Our Water: Save SB 373!
It took intense citizen pressure to pass SB 373, and we need to build that pressure again to preserve the improvements to water regulation gained in that bill. Act fast because this bill (HB 2574) seems fast tracked, with only one committee reference (House Judiciary).More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksCoalHealthMarcellus shaleMCHMPollutionSocial justiceWaterWV American Water
Press Release OVEC Jan 13, 2015
Media Advisory: Update on January 17 Events in Month of Water
Update on Next Events in January: A Month of Water What /When: Saturday, January 17 in Charleston, WV 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Safe Water System Leadership Training 2:00 p.m. Water Unites Us: Rally for Clean Water Statewide 5:00 p.m. After Rally/ Party DinnerMore
Issues: FrackingFreedom IndustriesMCHMMountaintop removalPollutionSludge Safety ProjectSocial justiceWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 13, 2015
Wear Blue for Our Water: State of State Address
As part of January: A Month of Water, assorted citizen groups are encouraging people to attend the governor's State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 14. The speech, which comes on the first day of the West Virginia Legislative Session, begins at 7 p.m. in the House Chamber at the WV State Capitol. There's an upstairs gallery for members of the public. Show up, wear blue. Everyone who can make it is encouraged to attend to put the governor and legislators on notice that we expect clean, safe water to be a priority for this legislative session!More
Issues: Clean electionsMCHMWaterWest VirginiaWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 8, 2015
Rebecca Roth on Water Crisis Anniversary
I spent too much time last year being afraid. When my son Sid was born in August, I was relieved to count 10 fingers and 10 toes, but not all signs of health are so easy to see. It will be years before our family knows, for example, if the reproductive health of either of our kids has suffered at all because of the chemical spill. Water is the most important resource we have and it is essential to our children’s health. We’ve put down roots in our community but they need water.More
Issues: Freedom IndustriesMCHMWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jan 7, 2015
Janet Keating: Intro to Tele-Press Conference on Water Crisis Anniversary
Citizen groups, many who currently participate in the West Virginia Safe Water Roundtable, including OVEC, still have concerns about the long-term safety of our water supply.More
Issues: Freedom IndustriesMCHMPollutionWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 7, 2015
Cathy Kunkel on Water Crisis Anniversary
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the water crisis it is that public pressure can help protect our water. Advocates for a Safe Water System is going to keep pushing for changes from the water company because its clear that the company is not going to make the necessary changes on its own. Keep up the pressure: Come out in January! More
Issues: MCHMWaterWV American Water
Water Unites Us!
Press Release OVEC Jan 5, 2015
Media Advisory: WV Water Crisis 1- Year Anniversary Tele-Press Conf
January 9, 2015 is the one-year anniversary of the chemical leak that contaminated the drinking water of nearly a sixth of West Virginia’s population. On Wednesday (January 7), leaders of citizen groups, a water scientist and an impacted mother will hold a phone-based news conference to look back on the crisis and outline the progress, pitfalls and next steps in their work to ensure safe drinking water for all West Virginians.More
Issues: MCHMWater
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