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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 Mar 24, 2017
WV’s Fossil Fuel Industries’ Wicked Water Ways Well Illustrated One Day After #WorldWaterDay
One day after #WorldWaterDay, the two fossil fuel industries that so obviously have so many state politicians in their pocket gave us yet another example of the grave threat these industries pose to clean water and human health. More
Issues: FrackingHealthSludge Safety ProjectWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jul 15, 2016
Loopholes and Judgement Toxic to WV’s Drinking Water
A guest blog by Barbara Daniels and Tom Rhule, with the WV Mountain Party Environmental Justice Committee. Note that all opinions expressed are those of the bloggers, and do not necessarily reflect the views of OVEC members and staff. Factual statements below are the result of the writers’ research and have not been fact-checked by OVEC.  For more than a […]More
Issues: FrackingSludge Safety ProjectWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 17, 2015
OVEC’s Successes in 2015: Thank You!
OVEC's work is successful because of the work of our volunteers, members and supporters. Thank you! Here's a sampling of some of our 2015 successes. As you make your end donations, please remember OVEC. Donations to OVEC are tax-deductible.More
Issues: Aboveground storage tanksClimate changeCoalDEPEnergy efficiencyFrackingMountaintop removalSludge Safety Project
MTR GallerySludge Gallery OVEC Dec 1, 2015
Edwight MTR Operation and Shumate Coal Sludge Dam
Photos by Vivian Stockman; Flyover courtesy SouthWings For permission to use photos (non-profit groups, school, students, low-income organization, no-income bloggers) or to purchase one-time photo-use rights (for-profit groups) contact vivian@ohvec.org. Original digital images may be available on request. On August 29, 2015, OVEC staff member Vivian Stockman served as a guide for a pair of […]More
Issues: Mountaintop removalSludge Safety Project
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Sep 30, 2015
Don Blankenship’s Castle Overlooking the Site of Another Tragedy
Blankenship's pending trial and crazy castle bring up far too many horrifying memories; history slips into today as we still pay coal industry's myriad costs.More
Issues: CoalHealthMine safetySludge Safety ProjectSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Kerry Chad Albright Feb 26, 2015
Kerry Chad Albright: Creek Respect
The miracle baby of Buffalo Creek, Kerry Chad Albright, pays respect to the waters of life on this anniversary of the terrible incident. More
Issues: Buffalo CreekCoalSludge Safety ProjectWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jan 24, 2015
Wise Woman Speaks on the Waters that Unite Us
Our leaders are in session this month. Take a stand. Make your voice heard! Start today! March and unite! Our nation was founded on the premise “by the people, for the people.” Remind our leaders that they work for us and demand they start working on a solution. Appalachians have always been strong and our ancestors fought many labor struggles and won! I haven’t given up on us. Our children are depending on us to do the right thing.More
Issues: FrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPollutionSludge Safety ProjectSocial justiceWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 15, 2015
Water Unites Us: Rally for Clean Water Statewide
Hey West Virginia! Got fracking? Got mountaintop removal? Got acid mine drainage? Got oil & gas? Got chemical spills? Got sludge "ponds"? Got underground slurry injection? Got conductivity? Got selenium pollution? Got buried streams? Got to stand up for clean water! Come out Saturday, January 17 for a training and a rally for clean water, more events in January: A Month of Water in Charleston, WVMore
Issues: CoalFrackingHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPollutionSludge Safety ProjectSocial justiceWaterWest VirginiaWV American Water
Press Release OVEC Jan 13, 2015
Media Advisory: Update on January 17 Events in Month of Water
Update on Next Events in January: A Month of Water What /When: Saturday, January 17 in Charleston, WV 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Safe Water System Leadership Training 2:00 p.m. Water Unites Us: Rally for Clean Water Statewide 5:00 p.m. After Rally/ Party DinnerMore
Issues: FrackingFreedom IndustriesMCHMMountaintop removalPollutionSludge Safety ProjectSocial justiceWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers Kerry Chad Albright Feb 4, 2014
Thoughts on the Chemical / Water Crisis from the Buffalo Creek Miracle Baby
This is possibly the slowest holocaust In history. It's actually quite brilliant. They've managed to put the gas chambers directly in your house. The best way to hide a chamber is by placing it in plain sight. We all know that from the hidden government bunkers at The Greenbrier Hotel. Unfortunately the site this time is your own home.More
Issues: CoalHealthSludge Safety Project
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 4, 2014
McEntee’s Comments @ SB373 Public Hearing
On February 3, the WV Legislature held a public hearing on SB 373, a bill crafted in response to the MCHM chemical / water crisis still unfolding here in Central West Virginia. Below are the comments from one of the 50 people who spoke last night. More
Issues: HealthMCHMSludge Safety ProjectWaterWV American Water
Water Unites Us!
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 26, 2014
Honoring the Waters: Videos of Vigil, Music, Speech
Thanks to the folks who made these fabulous videos of the Jan. 21 Honoring the Waters ceremony and some of the music and speeches featured at the indoor part of the event. Click the YouTube links to open the videos on YouTube, check out the credits and find more information.More
Issues: MCHMSludge Safety ProjectSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 26, 2014
Honoring the Waters: Two of the Speeches
Honoring the Waters: Two of the Speeches: Heavy snowfall kept a couple of our speakers and likely hundreds of folks who had planned to be there from our January 21 Honoring the Waters Candlelight Vigil. More
Issues: MCHMSludge Safety ProjectWater
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Jan 26, 2014
Take a pebble. Drop it in water. Watch the ripples on the water.
On January 21, in the midst of a statewide snowstorm, around 200 people gathered for an event: Honor the Waters Candlelight Vigil. Outside the West Virginia State Capitol, alongside the Kanawha River, in sub-freezing temperatures and a beautiful snowfall, people stood together to honor and defend our water during a time of crisis. People across the nation and around the globe held solidarity vigils. More
Issues: MCHMSludge Safety ProjectWaterWV American Water
Hoots and Hollers Janet Jan 10, 2014
OVEC ED Statement on Leak / Water Emergency
The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) extends its concern to people and communities impacted by yesterday’s release of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol. More than a day and a half after people first noticed the odor that alerted officials to the leak, the smell still lingers near downtown Charleston, though, due to health-department-ordered shutdown of restaurants, there are few people downtown.More
Issues: MCHMSludge Safety ProjectWV American Water
Selenium Pollution
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Sep 5, 2013
Not the Kind of White Water that Attracts Tourists
20130905_untitled_0004-3 The clear-looking (but mining-impacted) West Fork joins the visible gunk in the Pond Fork, all heading downstream to rise of the Litte Coal River in Madison. Photo by Vivian Stockman OVEC organizer and Boone County, W.Va. resident Maria Gunnoe was taking a child to the school bus this morning when they both saw Pond Fork running white. The children waiting for the bus where very agitated, worried what this meant for the river. Maria worried what does this mean for thechildren… what does this latest incident mean for everyone who lives downstream, everyone subjected to ongoing, accumulating coal-related pollutionMore
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalPollutionSludge Safety ProjectWater
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 5, 2013
ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth
  Thanks to the Post Carbon Institute (PCI; like them on Facebook here), OVEC is in the midst of distributing more than 250 copies of the large-format book ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth. Organizationally, OVEC has partnered with PCI in their Energy Reality Campaign, a national effort to increase energy literacy, with […]More
Issues: Climate changeCoalEnergy efficiencyHealthMarcellus shaleMountaintop removalPollutionSludge Safety Project
Hoots and Hollers Vivian May 14, 2013
The Buffalo Creek Miracle Baby
On March 23, 2013, OVEC brought Kerry Albright, the Miracle Baby of Buffalo Creek, to the WV Culture Center to tell his story. Here’s Kerry’s story, in his own words. First I’d like to thank Maria Gunnoe and the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition for asking me to come down from New York Ctiy to speak. […]More
Issues: CoalSludge Safety Project
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Dec 18, 2012
Aerial Photography and the News
If you follow coal-related news in West Virginia, then you know about the tragic November 30 coal sludge impoundment failure that claimed the life of a bulldozer operator at a Harrison County, W.Va. coal prep plant.You may also know that OVEC and Coal River Mountain Watch have been working together for years on our Sludge […]More
Issues: CoalMarcellus shaleSludge Safety Project
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