Tag: Drilling

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Action Alerts Vickie Wolfe March 7, 2016
Down the home stretch: please help us get across the finish line!
H.B. 4435 is on the agenda of the Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday). This bill would allow utilities to obtain "expedited rate recovery" for upgrades to boilers (the normal practice is that such upgrades must be "used and useful" before the costs can be incorporated into electric rates paid by consumers). ... We oppose the bill because it is just another excuse by out-of-state corporations to gouge local ratepayers. Please contact committee members and tell them to VOTE NO!More
Issues: DrillingSolid wasteWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 26, 2016
GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 7
Who are they helping?, Not one, not two–THREE bits of good news!, Good news AND bad news, Now the bits of not-so-good news, Bills We Are Tracking, WV Environmental Council Annual Awards DinnerMore
Issues: CoalDrillingEnergy efficiencyLegislationOil and gasSocial justiceWater
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe February 24, 2016
Now the bits of not-so-good news
Last week we told you about S.B. 508, which takes away Mountaineers' freedom to file nuisance lawsuits against those who might make their lives miserable via noise, dust, etc., as long as the perpetrator has not broken a law, violated a permit, etc. And drillers' permits have no provisions related to noise, etc.More
Issues: DrillingLegislationOil and gas
Legislative Updates WVEC February 19, 2016
GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 6
Vote….and what else, Coal Association uses flawed study to justify tax cut, Roundup of the week’s activities, Power to the Suit, Land Conservation Tax Credit Act introduced, Bills We Are Tracking, WV Environmental Council Annual Awards DinnerMore
Issues: DrillingFrackingLegislationNatural gasOil and gasSocial justice
Action Alerts Vickie Wolfe February 18, 2016
URGENT: Tell Senate EIM to vote NO on S.B. 565!
Please contact Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee members BEFORE 1:00 p.m. TODAY (THURSDAY) and tell them to VOTE NO on S.B. 565! This bill allows gas well drillers to enter private property, bulldoze roads, clear timber, and construct a well pad WITHOUT GETTING A WELL PERMIT!More
Issues: DrillingNatural gas
Action Alerts WVEC February 13, 2014
Call Judiciary Chairman Tim Manchin This Morning!
West Virginia Environmental Council Action Alert February 13, 2014        WVEC Alerts Archive Call Judiciary Chairman Tim Manchin This Morning! Last evening two bad bills passed out of the new House Energy committee: HB 4411 – Allowing the disposal of drill cuttings and associated drilling waste generated from well sites in commercial solid waste facilities. HB […]More
Issues: DrillingOil and gas
Action Alerts WVEC November 11, 2013
Two Actions You Should Take Today!
West Virginia Environmental Council Reminder November 11, 2013 Two Actions You Should Take Today! Tell Legislators: Don’t Weaken Water Quality Standards for Toxic Aluminum Tell PSC: Don’t Remove Landfill Tonnage Caps for Drilling Waste  Water Quality Standards for Toxic Aluminum: The West Virginia Department of Environmental (DEP) has proposed changes to 47CSR2 – the Water […]More
Issues: AluminumDrillingSolid wasteWater
Action Alerts WVEC April 4, 2013
Action Alert Regarding: DEP Horizontal Well Control Act Rule
West Virginia Environmental Council Action Alert April 4, 2013 Regarding:  DEP Horizontal Well Control Act Rule PLEASE CONTACT MEMBERS OF HOUSE JUDICIARY TODAY.  The DEP RULE Bundle (SB 243) may be on the agenda this Friday or Monday.  The “Halliburton” amendment adopted by the Senate Energy, Industry & Mining (EIM) Committee weakens the “trade secrets” […]More
Issues: DEPDrillingMarcellusWater
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