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Action Alert OVEC Feb 14, 2022
A Final Note from OVEC
With OVEC dissolved, we hope you will amp up your support of other West Virginia groups if you haven't done so already. Thanks for all you've done with OVEC over the years! More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate changeMountaintop removalSocial justice
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 Jan 28, 2022
A Note of Gratitude for OVEC from Allen Johnson
The legacy of OVEC will continue positive ripples for the good in Appalachian and elsewhere for generations to come. More
Issues: Mountaintop removal
OVEC's special collection library
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 18, 2021
OVEC Closing Doors
As OVEC closes our doors, it is our fervent hope is that existing and new groups will continue to build even more power to help improve the outlook for our region. More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingMountaintop removal
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 4, 2021
OVEC Co-Directors Tonya Adkins and Vivian Stockman Retiring
We are grateful for the opportunity to have been part of OVEC! More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removal
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 OVEC Jun 25, 2021
Rest in Power Chuck Nelson
Rest in power Chuck Nelson. More
Issues: Mountaintop removal
Action Alert OVEC Mar 18, 2021
Marching On: MTR Permit “Hearing” at 4 Today, More
Take part in a virtual "informal" conference in regards to a huge mountaintop removal permit! More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksAppalachian Storage HubMountaintop removal
logo of House Natural Resource Committee
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 22, 2021
ICYMI: Congressional Committee’s Environmental Justice Now Tour: Appalachia
Hear hear. Hear us here! OVEC organizer Alex Cole joins other Appalachians speaking to the House Natural Resource Committee on the need for Environmental Justice Now. More
Issues: Mountaintop removalPetrochemicalsPollutionPro Democracy
Cover of the Winter 20-21 WOC
Newsletter OVEC Dec 22, 2020
Winds of Change, Winter 2020
OVEC volunteer Dr. Randi Pokladnik and former Vice President Al Gore talk about petrochemicals and climate, and much more in our Winter 20-21 newsletter. More
Issues: Climate changeMountaintop removalPetrochemicalsPro Democracy
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 24, 2020
Gifts With Meaning: Bee Happy with Local, Land-Loving Honey
Honey, listen. Find out what the buzz is all about. Shop local, shop sustainable. More
Issues: Mountaintop removalSustainability
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Apr 24, 2020
Mountain State Spotlight: You Can Help Local Investigative Journalism Shine!
Great news for local investigate journalism: Mountain State Spotlight is coming our way. You can help make this non-profit model of journalism a success. Lord knows we need a spotlight on goings-on in the state! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFair courtsFrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justice
Action Alert OVEC Mar 26, 2020
Action for the Crayfish, Action for Voting in the Time of Physical Distancing
Let the crayfish vote. No wait! That is not what we mean! It's save the crayfish, and save your vote in the time of physical distancing. More
Issues: Clean electionsFair courtsMountaintop removalSocial justice
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
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 27, 2020
E-Day: Meet With Reps From More Than 24 WV Groups
More than 24 WV environmental groups at this year's E-Day, plus a rally with activist Tracy Danzey. Com e out! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jun 25, 2019
Your Support Needed for Our Summer Fundraising Goal of $30,000
With the help of folks like you, for more than three decades to make our region a better place. We are asking you to support our summer fundraiser by donating now. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justice
Newsletter OVEC Jun 21, 2019
Winds of Change, Summer 2019
On April 9, about 50 people representing more than a dozen grassroots groups from West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania gathered to show our opposition to the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub, a petrochemical mega-complex build-out proposed for the Ohio and Kanawha river valleys. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsClimate changeFrackingHealthMountaintop removalPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 20, 2019
Knock Down Barriers with Knock Down the House
If you missed out screening of Knock Down the House, host one of your own, and open conversations across the political divide! More
Issues: Clean electionsMountaintop removalSocial justice
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