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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
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
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
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Aug 20, 2017
Racist-in-Chief Trump Must Go. Wait, Then Pence! Prep for Worst: Heed Naomi Klein
Racist-in-Chief Trump Must Go. Of course, Trump's departure won't end racism, won't crush white supremacy. And we'll have Pence then. Yikes! Naomi Klein has great advice for prepping for next steps in Shock politics.More
Issues: Racial inequalityracismSocial justice
Action Alert Vivian Aug 18, 2017
BLM Rally Sunday; MTR Speak Out; Charlottesville, Trump and Resistance
Black Lives Matter Rally Sunday in Charleston, WV; Another Chance to Speak out on Mountaintop Removal and Human Health; Charlottesville, Trump and Resistance and more: August 2017 OVEC Action Alert.More
Issues: Mountaintop removalRacial inequalitySocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Robin Jul 7, 2017
Spiritual Convergence in the Time of Climate Change
I heard these wise words from Standing Rock leader Cheryl Angel at a recent conference, Ministry in the Time of Climate Change. This amazing event was organized and hosted in NYC by the Center for Earth Ethics and Climate Reality; it was more of a convergence than a conference.More
Issues: Climate changeFaithSocial justiceSpirituality
headwaters defense
Hoots and Hollers OVEC May 17, 2017
Shots Fired During Rally to Oppose Toxic Waste Dumping; Peaceful Protesters Carry On: Headwaters Defense
Headwaters Defense on toxic waste dumps in Fayette County, WV: Shut 'em down! Clean 'em up!More
Issues: FrackingHealthPollutionSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Apr 27, 2017
Lamenting J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy
Undoubtedly, horribly broken families like Vance’s do exist in Appalachia, but as they exist here, they also exist elsewhere.More
Issues: Coalfossil fuelsMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Apr 6, 2017
Ms. Magazine and Blog Features OVEC; Sign Up for Associated Webinar
Ms. magazine's Spring 2017 issue features a story on OVEC! A March 31 Ms. Blog entry, A Sustainable Solution: Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition,excerpts some of the article.More
Issues: Renewable energySocial justiceSustainabilityTransition economy
Newlsetter OVEC Mar 30, 2017
Winds of Change, Spring 2017
On January 19, FERC (the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) approved the Leach Xpress pipeline. This 36-inch, high pressure pipeline for fracked gas would bore under the Ohio River near Camden Park in the Huntington area. Starting on page 4, read about this and the 8 other large-diameter pipelinesMore
Issues: Climate changeCoalMountaintop removalPipelinesPollutionSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 16, 2016
Survey Says: Thank You for Taking It! We are Processing Your Input
Survey: We Hear You! Just so you know, we are still processing all the data. We really value your input and opinions, as well as the time you took to let us know what you think. Here is some of what you said.More
Issues: Climate changeFrackingMountaintop removalSocial justiceTransition economyWater
Hoots and Hollers Janet Dec 12, 2016
Remembering Ken Hechler: Champion of the People
Ken Hechler, RIP. Union supporter, environmentalist, statesman, writer, historian, teacher, husband, father and add one more label—civil rights activist. Dear Ken, we know that you, of all people, have earned your eternal rest. Well done. You will be sorely missed.More
Issues: Black lungCoalMine safetyMountaintop removalRacial inequalitySocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Janet Dec 7, 2016
Don’t Just Rage—Donate! Your Support Makes Our Work Possible
You can feel proud to be a member of such a tenacious, hard-working environmental group. I know that OVEC wouldn’t have become such an effective organization without your loyal support, your time, your presence at events and, importantly, your tax-deductible contributions—adding up to victories both small and large. You carried the day in 2016. However, our work is far from over. More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 3, 2016
Blood on the Mountain Documentary Screens in LA, NYC, Houston, and DC Theaters
Congratulations to Mari-Lynn Evans and Jordan Freeman on the theatrical release and the great reviews of their documentary, Blood on the Mountain. If you know anyone in D.C., their chance to see it is coming up.More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalSocial justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Nov 23, 2016
Patagonia Donating 100% of Black Friday Sales to Grantee Groups; OVEC is a Grantee
On Black Friday, Patagonia is donating 100% of sales in stores and at patagonia.com to grassroots organizations, like OVEC, working to create positive change for the planet in their own backyards. More
Issues: Climate changeRenewable energySocial justice
Action Alert Vivian Nov 21, 2016
Will You Take Our Survey? Job Opening; From Worry to Thankfulness
No doubt, you've got a lot on your mind right now, so here's a chance to vent a little, at least in terms of what OVEC's work should look like going forward.More
Issues: DEPMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 20, 2016
If You Give Gifts During the Holiday Season, Give Gifts that Give Twice
If you use Amazon for gift giving, try Amazon Smile and link to OVEC. If you figure folks already have too much stuff, give an OVEC gift membership.More
Issues: Social justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 4, 2016
Appalachia Stands with Standing Rock! #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally Nov. 15 in Huntington
Appalachia Stands with Standing Rock! #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15 @US Army Corps, 502 Eighth St, Huntington, WVMore
Issues: #noDAPLClimate changeFaithPipelinesSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Oct 4, 2016
What Do You Want to Do? Let’s Get To It: Greetings from Keena
What can we do together? What we’re left with is a shared set of struggles and the opportunity to join together, empower each other, and prevent the second wave of boom/bust, extraction-based economics in Appalachia.More
Issues: Social justiceTransition economy
Newlsetter OVEC Oct 3, 2016
Winds of Change, Fall 2016
OVEC’s board of directors, with the help of a dedicated Leadership Transition Committee, has selected Natalie Thompson as OVEC’s next executive director. Congratulations, Natalie! And thanks to the committee, for a job well done! More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPipelinesSocial justiceWater
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