GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 5

WVEC GREEN Legislative Update

GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 5   View / Comment Online
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Power plant
The Supreme Spin!!
Bill Price
I would imagine, unless you’ve been incapacitated by the latest flu bug, that you have heard about the Supreme Court decision of last Tuesday night regarding the Clean Power Plan (CPP). More
Tagged: EnergyEnergy efficiencyRenewable energy
Tuesday’s Water Events
Vickie Wolfe
On Tuesday a rally and press conference were held in the lower rotunda to "demand government accountability for protection of safe drinking water," and to release a letter of solidarity to the residents of Flint, MI from 37 West Virginia groups, including the WVEC. More
Tagged: Social justiceWater
Coal sunset
WV and Coal
Conni Lewis
Coal has been mined in West Virginia since before the Civil War. We all know that it has been a significant driver of the state’s economy and the political system since the late 19th century. Both political parties have been subservient to the power of the coal industry. More
Tagged: Coal
DEP rules pass out of Judiciary
Vickie Wolfe
At press time last Friday (5th), the House Judiciary Committee was still chewing on the DEP rules. Here are the highlights.More
Tagged: Aboveground tanksNatural gasRegulationWater
MORE regulatory reform!
Vickie Wolfe
Since our last newsletter, the Senate has introduced several bills intended to advance their "regulatory reform" agenda. S.B. 535 is another of those "no more stringent than Federal requirements" bills; this one pertains specifically to water. More
Tagged: LegislationPollutionRegulationWater
Paying for water used for fracking
Vickie Wolfe
Given the state's revenue crisis, doesn't it make sense that, if someone uses water in such a way that it isn't recyclable--i.e., it can't go back into the hydrologic cycle--they should be required to pay for "using up" that water?More
Tagged: FrackingLegislationWater
Additional reading
This week in the Charleston Gazette-Mail
Vickie Wolfe
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Tagged: Clean electionsClimate changeMountaintop removalNatural gas
Fracking and water contamination
Injection wells in Lochgelly, Fayette County
Elizabeth Cruikshank
This week I have decided to see what has happened over the past few weeks with the two controversial injection wells in Lochgelly, Fayette County, where waste produced from hydraulic fracturing is disposed of underground.More
Tagged: FrackingWater
Bills we are tracking
Vickie Wolfe
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Tagged: Legislation

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