Tag: Pollution

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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 Randi Pokladnik Sep 23, 2021
Dying of Dioxin
The possible build-up of a petrochemical hub in the Ohio River Valley might lead to even more dioxin exposures for local residents. More
Issues: Pollution
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Aug 25, 2021
The Myth of Carbon Capture Technology
CCS cannot address the climate crisis. It is being used to evade investing in proven technologies like solar and wind energy and energy efficiency. More
Issues: Climate changeFossil fuelsFrackingPollution
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Aug 9, 2021
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Can Save the World
Vandana Shiva has said, “We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.” More
Issues: Climate changePetrochemicalsPipelinesPollution
Action Alert OVEC Jun 30, 2021
Take Action Now on New Chemical Disaster Rule
Here's an easy way to submit written comments to EPA demanding a new Chemical Disaster Rule that ends the dangerous cycle of chemical disasters in our communities. More
Issues: PetrochemicalsPollution
Action Alert OVEC May 3, 2021
Tell DEP to DENY WV Methanol Permit!
A new methanol facility proposed in Pleasants County threatens the air quality of thousands of nearby Ohio Valley residents. More
Issues: Air qualityDEPPollution
Action Alert OVEC Apr 2, 2021
April Actions Abound
There's still time to act on a few crucial bills in WV and across the Ohio River Valley, so check out our curated list of actions. More
Issues: PollutionWaterWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Feb 26, 2021
Canada’s Destructive Tar Sands
Like any fossil fuel, tar sands oil destroys air, water, and land, as it is extracted and refined for use. Investors are now questioning dumping billions of dollars into tar sands "development." More
Issues: Climate changePipelinesPollution
Action Alert OVEC Feb 26, 2021
URGENT: Register for the HB 2389 Public Hearing TODAY
Register today, February 26, before 4:00 p.m. to speak at the West Virginia House Judiciary public hearing on HB 2389 regarding water quality rules. More
Issues: PollutionWaterWV Legislature
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Feb 8, 2021
ALEC Robs Frontline Communities of Their Ability to Dissent       
Frontline communities experience the worst impacts from extractive industries, and the politicians supposed to write laws to protect human health are instead puppets dancing for multinational corporations. More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesPollutionSocial justice
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
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Oct 26, 2020
Incineration Isn’t a Solution to Our Waste Problems
There is no "throw away" and incineration does not equal a solution to plastic and other pollution. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPetrochemicalsPollution
Action Alert OVEC Oct 14, 2020
Can You Help Us Spread the Word?
Local faith leaders are working together to oppose petrochemical development in the Ohio River Valley. Join us on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. to learn more. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubClimate changeHealthPollutionSocial justice
Action Alert OVEC Oct 5, 2020
Will You Take Action This Autumn?
It's fall, y'all! The swelter of summer has come and gone, but easy ways to take action are here to stay. More
Issues: PipelinesPollutionPro Democracy
Press Release OVEC Sep 24, 2020
Local Residents Hold U.S. Army Corps Accountable
On Sept. 23, citizens delivered 50 pages of public comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) office in Huntington, WV. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Story of Plastic
Press Release OVEC Aug 31, 2020
Media Advisory: OVEC to Host Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition to host a virtual panel discussion about The Story of Plastic More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPollutionSocial justice
Action Alert OVEC Jul 27, 2020
Summertime and the Actions are Easy
This July, help us make a difference by taking virtual action. More
Issues: Clean electionsFrackingPollution
Press Release OVEC Jul 27, 2020
Press Release: Is the EPA turning a blind eye to WVDEP?
Watershed protection organizations from three states plead with the EPA to make West Virginia follow the Clean Water Act More
Issues: PollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Jul 23, 2020
Do You Want Oil and Gas Waste in Your Water?
Do you care about Ohio River water quality? A virtual public hearing on a proposed oil and gas waste barge dock near Marietta is scheduled for August 7th; please register and send comments to USACE. More
Issues: Ohio RiverPollutionWater
Hoots and Hollers Randi Pokladnik Jul 14, 2020
Frack Waste Barges: Another Threat to Ohio River Valley Residents’ Drinking Water Supply
Frack waste barges on the Ohio River?! On August 7, join a virtual public haring to let the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers know what you think. More
Issues: FrackingPollutionWater
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