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Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 15, 2018
Poor People’s Campaign Resurrected: Sign-On to Statement of Support
We are encouraging individuals and groups to sign on to a letter of support for the Poor People's Campaign. We urge others in our movement to endorse and join with the Poor People’s Campaign. We call particular attention to the plan for actions the week of June 3-9 on ecological devastation and health. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionSocial justiceTransition economyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 7, 2018
Tickets on Sale Now for “Reflections on Sacred Actions for Earth;” Tabling Available
Tickets now on sale for Catholic Committee of Appalachia's benefit evening, held in honor of Friends of Water founder Chris Hale, featuring "Reflections on Sacred Action for Earth" with WV-born authors Denise Giardina and Ann Pancake, in a conversation moderated by OVEC's retired ED, Janet Keating. More
Issues: FaithFrackingMountaintop removalPipelines
Hoots and Hollers Frank Grant Apr 3, 2018
A Review of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, by Dr. Elizabeth Catte
In this powerful little book of 132 pages, Catte rises to eloquence at times in exploding myths and stereotypes about the Appalachian region of the United States. She will be the keynote speaker at OVEC's annual meeting on September 15. More
Issues: Mountaintop removalWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 22, 2018
#TBT: Lawsuits Have Helped Slow MTR; What’s Up with the Settlement Money
The laws surrounding mountaintop removal in West Virginia have never been adequately enforced. We are so grateful to our attorneys who have worked with us for more than a decade to successfully sue MTR coal companies, corporate landowners, and government agencies for egregious legal failures. More
Issues: Mountaintop removalSocial justiceSustainability
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 9, 2018
Register Now for Community Organizing Summit, Held April 6-8 at Jackson’s Mill
We want to help you take action against extraction. The summit offers trainings for grassroots movement building. Register by March 30. Scholarships available. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPipelines
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 23, 2018
Natalie’s Legislative Update: Bad Bills at the WV Bill Mill, Plus a Good One!
Our ED shares info on some WV Legislative Session bills she's tracking; join her under the Golden Dome! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubMountaintop removalRenewable energyWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Dec 13, 2017
Comments of Mark Connelly at the Hearing on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
I believe that the Clean Power Plan should not be repealed, but should be strengthened. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalFrackingMountaintop removalPollution
Newlsetter OVEC Dec 10, 2017
Winds of Change, Winter 2017-18
Dianne Bady was one of the principal founders of OVEC. Dianne, 67, succumbed to cancer on October 23, 2017 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington, WV. Her husband Rick, her son Aaron, her sister Monica McFarland, and OVEC staff were with her in her final hours. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justiceSustainabilityWater
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 OVEC Dec 4, 2017
#SavetheNet #StoptheVote – It’s Coming Down to the Wire on Net Neutrality
#SavetheNet. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment to save the Internet. What can you do now? Action steps compile here. Protest coming up in Huntington, St. Albans. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalRenewable energySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Dustin Nov 16, 2017
Revelation: Alpha Weasels Out of Bonding Obligations
Alpha will transfer to Lexington Coal a total of 160permits from West Virginia. This deal eliminates $192 million in self-bonding Alpha owes to West Virginia. More
Issues: AlphaBankruptcyBondingMountaintop removalMTRReclamationWater
Action Alert Vivian Nov 14, 2017
Comment on the Trump Administration’s Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
Comment on the Trump Administration's proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalMountaintop removalWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 13, 2017
OVEC: Highlights of 30 Years of Standing Our Ground – Part Three: The Third Decade
Our 30th birthday has us reflecting on three decades of standing our ground. Here are some highlights from OVEC's third decade.  More
Issues: CoalFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionRacial inequalityRenewable energyRogersville ShaleWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 13, 2017
OVEC: Highlights of 30 Years of Standing Our Ground – Part Two: The Second Decade
Our 30th birthday has us reflecting on three decades of standing our ground. Here are some highlights from OVEC's second decade.  More
Issues: CoalHealthMountaintop removalSludge Safety ProjectWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 10, 2017
OVEC: Highlights of 30 Years of Standing Our Ground – Part One: The First Decade
Our 30th birthday has us reflecting on three decades of standing our ground. Here are some highlights from OVEC's first decade.  More
Issues: CoalHealthMountaintop removalWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 26, 2017
Dianne McFarland Bady: August 8, 1950 – October 23, 2017
Dianne McFarland Bady died after a short illness, but a long struggle. Her final days came much too soon, and we are bereft. But she departed with her friends and family at her side, and her soul was at peace. Although it took an incurable cancer to force her to finally retire, OVEC will continue and nothing can kill Dianne’s vision. More
Issues: FrackingHealthMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justice
Press Release Vivian Oct 24, 2017
OVEC Mourns Loss of Founder Dianne Bady
The staff and board of OVEC are grieved to announce the death of Dianne Bady, who founded the environmental and social justice organization in 1987. Dianne died on October 23, 2017. More
Issues: HealthMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionRogersville Shale
Action Alert Vivian Oct 7, 2017
Our Annual Picnic is October 7; We Hope You Can Join Us
It's today, Saturday October 7. Come on out for our annual member and supporter picnic—30th anniversary edition! There's no need to bring a dish, as OVEC is providing lunch.  More
Issues: Climate changeMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justice
Newlsetter OVEC Sep 18, 2017
Winds of Change, Fall 2017
For the past four years, OVEC has partnered with the Huntington Boys and Girls Club on Project Plant, teaching kids to grow organic vegetables and to prepare and eat healthy food. And many more articles on MTR, fracking, pipelines, health etc. More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingHealthMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionSustainability
Action Alert Vivian Sep 13, 2017
Take Part In September Events Near and Far; What Is the Appalachian Storage Hub Pipe Dream?
Coming up: Our monthly membership meeting, the 30th anniversary edition of our annual picnic, a FERC protest, and more. Plus info about the pipe dream/nightmare that is the proposed Appalachian Storage Hub: OVEC's September 2017 action alert. More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingHealthMountaintop removalPipelines
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