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Press Release OVEC Oct 4, 2018
Groups Applaud Progress on Ohio River Protections
Your comments worked--for now! We will need to continue to let ORSANCO know we what it to maintain its role in pollution control standards for the Ohio River. More
Issues: CoalFrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionWater
Press Release OVEC Oct 1, 2018
Ohio River Advocates to Governors: Reject Roll-Back of Clean Water Protections
In the lead-up to an October 4 vote that could overturn 70 years of regional collaboration to reduce pollution in the Ohio River, advocates are urging regional governors to reject weakening clean water protections to the river, which is the source of drinking water for more than five million people. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionWater
Ohio River
Hoots and Hollers Robin Sep 26, 2018
Act Now: Final Push to Keep Ohio River Pollution Control Standards Intact
Next week ORSANCO meets in Fayette Co. and may try to ditch its Ohio River pollution control standards efforts. Speak up, and contact your gov, too. Here's how. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPollutionWater
Newlsetter OVEC Sep 19, 2018
Winds of Change, Fall, 2018
On June 27, the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places announced its decision to restore the site of the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain labor conflict to the National Register, which should help protect the site from mountaintop removal coal mining. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClean electionsMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 6, 2018
Page-Kincaid Water Woes: Volunteers and Water Donations Needed
Donations of water or cash to buy water and volunteers to offload water are needed in Page-Kincaid area of Fayette County. More
Issues: HealthMountaintop removalWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 6, 2018
Help the Alliance for Appalachia Bring 40 Appalachians to D.C.
The Alliance for Appalachia is in the midst of raising funds by Sept. 15 to bring 40 representatives from member organizations to Washington, D.C. this fall to tell their stories about mountaintop removal impacts, black lung, and the region's efforts to create a sustainable economy. Donate! More
Issues: Black lungCoalMountaintop removalTransition economy
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Action Alert Vivian Sep 6, 2018
September: Rise for Climate Action, Dance with Treehuggers, Lend a Hand (or $) for Water
Lots to do in September: Come to the climate march, come learn about monitoring pipelines, come to the Treehuggers' Ball. Plus, sign a petition, and lend a hand and a few bucks for clean water. More
Issues: Climate changeMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energyWater
Press Release Vivian Sep 5, 2018
Media Advisory: Ohio River Rising Climate Rally and March in Huntington, WV
Family friendly activities, speakers, information on local, regional, national, and global climate issues. Come out to Heritage Station and join in the march around the downtown area. Come celebrate your love for Huntington, the Ohio River, and the Earth! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClimate changeMountaintop removalRenewable energyWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Aug 4, 2018
Remembering Ben Stout, Truly A Hero For West Virginia
Ben: Taking the top off of a mountain. Is that the right thing to do? I don’t think an individual can say yes to that. I think any individual knows that that’s wrong. More
Issues: Mountaintop removalWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Aug 3, 2018
Comment for the Sake of the Ohio River; It’s About Our Lives
ORSANCO is currently taking comments on a proposal to change the way it deals with pollution control standards for the Ohio River. Not good! Please comment and write letters-to-the-editor. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksAppalachian Storage HubFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPipelinesWater
Ohio River
Action Alert Vivian Jul 24, 2018
Act Now: Ohio River Pollution Control Standards in Jeopardy; Upcoming Events
ORSANCO needs to hear from you: Come to the hearing, or submit written comments and please write a letter to the editor to encourage others to comment, too. #waterislife More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingHealthMountaintop removalPipelinesPollution
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jul 21, 2018
Now We Can Say Something on Paula Swearengin’s Bid for Senate Seat
Thank you, Paula Jean Swearengin, for an amazing effort that truly is an inspiration to people across the nation who are fed up with politics as usual. More
Issues: CoalHealthMountaintop removalSludge Safety ProjectWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 11, 2018
Ask Your State Legislators to Stand Up to Global Corporations, Speak Out Against ISDS in NAFTA
Attention West Virginians! Easy e-action to urge your state legislators to stand up to global corporations at NAFTA is renegotiated. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jul 3, 2018
Coordinated Ohio River Pollution Control Standards May Disappear: Comment!
Now is the time to write your comments for the sake of the Ohio River. ORSANCO has worked to ensure consistent water quality standards on the Ohio River for six decades and should not abdicate that role now. More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksFrackingMountaintop removalPollutionWater
Newlsetter OVEC Jun 14, 2018
Winds of Change, Summer, 2018
March 22 is World Water Day, and to celebrate, we teamed up with our partners in the Tri-State Water Defense group for a couple of events. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClimate changeFrackingHealthMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jun 5, 2018
Environmental Advocacy in 2018 WVCC Public Policy Issue Priorities
This concise document has some excellent advice for our elected leaders—on issues ranging from climate change and renewable energy development, to water and public health issues associated with shale gas development. There's a strong call to end mountaintop removal coal mining. More
Issues: FaithFrackingMountaintop removalWest Virginia
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
Reserve Your Free Ticket 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
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