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Feb 2, 2017

Feb. 6: Huntington Solar Co-op MeetingWV SUN and OH SUN are collaborating on the cross-border Huntington Solar Co-op. Co-op members will use their group buying power to get a discounted price for solar panels. 

Learn more! Come to this meeting:

Monday, February 6, 5:30 p.m.
Explorer Academy
2901 Saltwell Road
Huntington, WV 25705

The Huntington Solar Co-op is sponsored by us, OVEC, Marshall University Sustainability Department, Huntington League of Women Voters, OH SUN, and WV SUN.

RSVP here.

Find much more info here

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Feb. 21: Monthly Membership Meeting at OVEC Office
If you are in the Huntington area on Tuesday, February 21, please join us at 5:30 p.m. at our office, 725 14th Street West, in the Old Central City neighborhood.

This meeting will feature a postcard writing session, where you may write postcards to representatives about issues that are important to you. We’ll first hear a brief update about how pending changes in Washington might affect our work. 

These meetings are a chance for you to meet other OVEC members and staff, to share issues of concern to you, as well as a chance for you to learn more about and become more engaged in the work we do together.  

Current, lapsed and future members are invited to attend. We hope to see you there! Contact Keena at 304-522-0246 or keena@ohvec.org for more information or directions.

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20th Treehuggers’ Ball/30th Anniversary and More Dates to Save
Woot! Woot! Save the date: Friday, April 28 is OVEC’s 20th Treehuggers’ Ball and 30th anniversary celebration. We’ll celebrate these two milestones in one big bash at the V Club in Huntington. The nationally traveling, Cincinnati-based trash-grass unit, Rumpke Mountain Boys, will headline the evening. 

We realize that the People’s Climate March takes place the next day in D.C., so we have emerging plans to hold a solidarity march that day, Saturday, April 29 in Huntington. Anyone who is willing to volunteer to help make this a strong solidarity rally, please e-mail info@ohvec.org.  

While you are marking your calendar to save the big bash’s date, add Saturday, May 20. That’s the date of the 3rd annual Huntington Sustainability Fair. We are looking for volunteers and participants to kick start the action now. Learn more here.

There are other events coming up sooner, such as:

February 7: WVEC Annual Legislative Kick-Off Blast
February 9: Peoples’ Drinking Water Source Public Hearing in Fayette County
February and March in several cities: Public Hearings to Comment on Atlantic Coast Pipeline DEIS
February 27: E-Day! at the State Capitol and WVEC’s Annual Awards Dinner
March 2: All Kinds Are Welcome Here Civil Liberties Lobby Day: WV State Capitol  

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Stay Connected to Stay Up-to-Date 
The WV Legislative Session begins next week. We’ll be needing you to make calls, show up, and inform you friends and family of actions they can take to stem the tide of regressive legislation. To stay on top of things, please be certain you are on WV Environmental Council’s action alert list (we are a member group), and follow E Council on Twitter and Facebook.

With the Session on, and all that’s unfolding on the national level, things can change swiftly and often. The quickest way for us to get in touch with you is via Twitter and Facebook, so please be certain you also are following OVEC on these social media platforms. Our homepage is updated frequently too, so check in there if you aren’t into social media. 

Oh, and remember our news-links pages, updated daily. Click on a tabs for news related to the tab’s icon.

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In This Alert

Feb. 6: Huntington
Solar Co-op Meeting 

Feb. 21: Monthly Membership Meeting at OVEC Office

20th Treehuggers’ Ball/
30th Anniversary;
More Dates to Save 

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Yesterday: House GOP dismantles Obama regulation protecting streams from coal mining debris

House Moves Forward Dismantling the Stream Protection Rule, Senate Expected to Follow

Take Action!: Senate vote should be mid-morning today! Call now to tell your Senators not to gamble with America’s clean water!

Better yet, call your Senators and tell them to not gut the Stream Protection Rule.

Background on the Stream Protection RuleComing up: Public hearings to comment on Atlantic Coast
Pipeline DEIS

Submit your comments on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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