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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: DEPFrackingPipelinesWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 22, 2018
A Petrochemical Mountain State? Let’s Do Better!—Guest Blog by Kirby Reed
I grew up in Louisiana's Cancer Alley. If we must dig deeper, let it be within ourselves, to improve our quality of life, not to give it away to the lowest bidder. Protect and use that powerful voice within you to demand a different option, and say no to the proposed Cancer Alley of the Ohio River Valley. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubFrackingpetrochemicalPipelines
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
Action Alert Vivian Dec 18, 2017
Holiday Greetings and Last 2017 Action Items: Pipelines, Tax Bill, Net Neutrality
Happy holidays from OVEC! Here are some actions to take as 2017 winds down. Local actions include commenting on two pipelines' stormwater permit. We've got links to easy online actions on stopping the tax bill, defending net neutrality and more. Please remember OVEC in your end-of-year giving! More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesSocial justice
MXP stormwater permit
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 14, 2017
MXP Stormwater Permit Written Comments Accepted Until Dec. 22
Please send a written comment on the WV DEP's stormwater permit for the Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline by December 22. More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
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 Vivian Dec 8, 2017
Rover Pipeline Construction Disrupts Community Near Sistersville, WV, Now and Forever
The eight homes here are located an average of 300 feet from the pipeline. Should a malfunction occur, the incineration zone for the pipeline is a radius  of approximately 1300 feet. That is, should a blast occur, everything within 1300 feet will be incinerated.  More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shalePipelines
MXP stormwater permit
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 4, 2017
MXP Stormwater Permit – Documents Useful for Making Your Comments
The comment period for DEP's stormwater permit for the Mountaineer Xpress pipeline is on till Dec. 17. Here's where to find documents associated with the permit. More
Issues: PipelinesPollutionWater
MXP stormwater permit
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 19, 2017
You Can Comment on the Proposed MXP Stormwater Permit
The official public comment period on the Stormwater Permit WVR310872 for the large-diameter, high pressure pipeline Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline is open until December 22 (updated!). You can request a hearing. More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
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 1, 2017
Mountain Valley Pipeline: WV DEP Bails on Protecting State’s Waters
WV DEP capitulates on protecting states waters. As our citizens' voices are being silenced, our state and region's clean water and air are being jeopardized. More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesWest 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
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 10, 2017
Job Opening: Appalachian Gas Working Group Coordinator
The primary function of the Appalachian Gas Working Group Coordinator is to work closely with the WV Rivers Program Director, OVEC and other AGWG partners’ staff on the overall management of AGWG Strategic Plan and facilitate communication and coordination among the working group and across its teams. More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
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
Press Release Vivian Sep 19, 2017
Press Advisory for Sept. 20 Rally at FERC
Activists, homeowners, and farmers from communities nationwide threatened by pipelines and natural gas infrastructure will protest the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) plans to carry out President Trump’s dirty energy agenda. More
Issues: FERCPipelines
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
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 13, 2017
Did You Get a Threatening Letter from MXP or Other Pipeline Corporation? Know Your Rights!
Landowners: Have you had a visit from a pushy representative of a proposed major pipeline such as the Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline? Know your rights! Stand up to pipeline corporation's threats of eminent domain and lawsuits against you. More
Issues: FrackingHealthPipelinesPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 7, 2017
OVEC’s $30 for 30 Campaign to Mark Our 30th Year
OVEC turns 30 this year. Times are tough, so we are asking for your help in our $30 for 30 campaign. Become a member. Ask friends to join. Send an extra gift of $30 or more. From now to the end of the year, we have a goal of raising $30,000. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesRenewable energySocial justiceWest Virginia
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