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Hoots and Hollers OVEC Sep 17, 2018
Elizabeth Catte’s Talk: Petrochem Wrong for Appalachia’s Future
Politicians promoting a massive petrochemical complex for our region would be getting the future of Appalachia all wrong if they have their way. Support those already living in Cancer Alleys in LA and TX and get up, get active right here in WV! More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPollutionSocial justiceWaterWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Mary Sansom Sep 13, 2018
For-Profit Pipelines, Landowners, and “Fair” Compensation
Landowners in the path of a pipeline can’t take it or leave it. Their private property is generating profits for people whose homes are far away from the incineration zone. Why shouldn’t the landowner whose property is taken at least participate in the profits? More
Issues: PipelinesSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers Janet Keating Aug 31, 2018
Dear White-Skinned Folks: Acknowledge Privilege, Actively Engage in Anti-Racist Action
To build a truly democratic nation, we, as whites, need to go beyond just examining our individual white privilege and racism. We must act. More
Issues: Racial inequalitySocial justiceWest 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 OVEC Jun 7, 2018
Jam-packed June: Jump to it for Justice
Here are some of the regional June events you can attend and actions you can take to help the long arc of the moral universe bend ever closer to justice... More
Issues: Clean electionsCoalFrackingPipelinesSocial justiceWater
Hoots and Hollers Vivian May 18, 2018
50+ Groups Urge Tri-Caucus House Leaders to Stand Up for #NetNeutrality
50 groups sign letter to Congress to restore #netneutrality. It's essential to the work of people whose voices have traditionally been marginalized, misrepresented, and even ignored. With a free and open internet, people can bypass media gatekeepers and speak directly to one another. More
Issues: Racial inequalitySocial justice
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 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
Action AlertHoots and Hollers OVEC Mar 5, 2018
E-Day Tabling Cancelled, Other Events On; Go Teachers!
Tomorrow's E-day! tabling and speakers are cancelled due to the ongoing teachers’ strike. Go teachers! Evening events are still on, including the Tri-State Water Defense Public Forum,. More
Issues: FrackingPipelinesSocial justiceWest Virginia
Action Alert OVEC Feb 28, 2018
WV Senate Rejects SB 600 – Thank Them!
THANK YOU! In another victory for ratepayers, Senate Bill 600 failed to get a majority vote today in Charleston. While the bill was rejected, we know that the utilities are fighting for it and we don’t want to see SB 600 reconsidered today or tomorrow. More
Issues: EnergySocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 27, 2018
Thanks to the 863 People Who Signed-On to Letter Re Auction of Gazette-Mail
Thanks to everyone who signed-on and thanks to all who encouraged others to sign, too. More
Issues: Social justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 19, 2018
Time for You to Contact Senators on Co-Tenancy Bill
The co-tenancy bill goes to the Senate Natural Resources Committee, and then to the Senate Judiciary Committee. We urge you to call and/or email senators to let your voices be heard! More
Issues: FrackingSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 14, 2018
Sign On to Letter About Auction of Charleston Gazette-Mail
On behalf of its employees and its readers (including you!), are you feeling some sustained outrage about the bankruptcy and pending auction of the Charleston Gazette-Mail? If so, please sign on to this letter, and ask your family and friends to do so, too. More
Issues: Social justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers Vivian Feb 12, 2018
Gazette-Mail Bankruptcy: Noooo!
The enormity of the situation began to sink in that morning as we heard about the potential buyer. The bankruptcy of the Charleston Gazette-Mail in and of itself is one terrible thing; the possibility of the Wheeling Newspapers owning the Gazette-Mail takes things to a whole new low-level of bad news. More
Issues: Social justiceWest Virginia
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Feb 8, 2018
All Kinds Welcome Here Lobby Day at State Capitol Today, More Upcoming Events and Actions
All Kinds Welcome Here Lobby Day is today! Plus, more events and actions you can participate in for the sake of West Virginia! More
Issues: HealthSocial justiceWest Virginia
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
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 18, 2017
West Virginians: Be Registered & Be Ready to Vote
West Virginians: Be registered & Be Ready to Vote. Every vote counts! More
Issues: Social justiceWest Virginia
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 Janet Keating Dec 7, 2017
30 Years of OVEC: A Few Stand-Out Moments
Reflections on OVEC's 30 years of standing our ground with citizens and communities threatened by polluting and extractive industries. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalDEPFrackingMountaintop removalSocial justice
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Dec 6, 2017
Comments of Vivian Stockman at the Hearing on the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
We simply do not have to choose between either our health and breathable air or economic opportunities. That’s a lie fossil fuel lobbyists and their bought-and-paid-for politicians desperately want us to continue believing. But, willful ignorance solves nothing. More
Issues: Climate changeCoalFrackingPollutionSocial justiceWest Virginia
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