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Legislators will soon vote on revisions to human health criteria within our water quality standards.HB 2389 would weaken protections for 13 toxins and was introduced in the House of Delegates the first week of the session, single referenced to the House Judiciary Committee. Please contact your Delegate(s) today (phone calls are best) to tell them you oppose any weakening of our water quality standards!

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Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 2, 2021
Act Now: Let Legislators Know You Oppose More Toxins in WV’s Water
Legislators will soon be voting on a proposal submitted by WVDEP related to a critical portion of West Virginia’s water quality standards called human health criteria. Human health criteria determines how much of a toxin can be in our water before it harms our health. Watch a video explaining how the rule weakens our water quality standards. More
Issues: LegislationPollutionWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 26, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 4
If you have been keeping up with our social media, you are aware that we, along with other WV advocacy organizations, requested a public hearing for HB 2598 from both Delegate Anderson and Delegate Pack, which were denied. In response to these denials, we collaborated with WV Rivers Coalition, OVEC, WV CAG and WV Sierra Club to host our own People’s Public Hearing today to which all legislators and members of the public were invited. More
Issues: Energy efficiencyInfrastructurePollutionPower purchase agreementsWater
Action Alerts WVEC February 26, 2021
Just Announced: Virtual Public Hearing on Water Quality Standards Rule/Must Call Between 3:00 and 4:00 PM Today to Register
Just Announced: Virtual Public Hearing on Water Quality Standards Rule/Must Call Between 3:00 and 4:00 PM Today to Register More
Issues: LegislationWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 24, 2021
Urgent: Action Needed to Oppose Oil & Gas Storage Tank Deregulation Bill – Hearing on 2/26, 8AM
A dangerous bill that exempts oil and gas tanks from the Aboveground Storage Tank Act is making its way through the House of Delegates. A coalition of advocates, including WV Rivers, requested a public hearing to provide citizens the opportunity to make comments on the bill for the official record. House leadership has rejected our request. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksHealthPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC February 20, 2021
Your Calls Needed by Monday! Zombie Aboveground Storage Tank Act on House Energy Agenda on Tuesday
Remember the Freedom Industries disaster? The bill to exempt oil and gas tanks is back (AKA The Aboveground Storage Tank Act) and is on the House Energy Committee's agenda for this Tuesday, February 23. This year's bill, HB 2598, is similar to last year's rollback attempt - which you defeated! It would exempt certain oil and gas tanks that are closest to our public drinking water intakes. If this bill passes, over 1,000 tanks in 27 counties would become unregulated. View fact sheets from West Virginia Rivers Coalition to learn more. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 19, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 3
Complete our action alert and call House Energy Committee members to let them know you oppose HB 2598, the Aboveground Storage Tank Act bill. This bill will be on the House Energy agenda on Tuesday, February 23. Read below to find more information on this legislation. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksPollutionRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 17, 2021
House Judiciary to Consider Water Quality Standards
Legislators will soon be voting on a proposal submitted by WVDEP related to a critical portion of West Virginia’s water quality standards called human health criteria. Human health criteria determines how much of a toxin can be in our water before it harms our health. Let Legislators know that you oppose any weakening of water quality standards! More
Issues: HealthLegislationWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 12, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 2
Welcome to what will be a weekly newsletter for the next 8 weeks as we work to keep you informed on what is happening at the WV Capitol. The WVEC lobby team has hit the ground running. Since our last newsletter, Rob Casto joined Hannah King on the team - please read on for more about them both. Welcome, Rob! More
Issues: Climate changeLegislationPower purchase agreementsWater
Newsletters WVEC January 21, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 1
With the start of a new year comes the legislative session. It's hard to believe we are less than a month away with the session starting February 10. We expect things to be much different this year. Access to the Capitol building will be limited and the process for posting agendas and confirming public hearings is unclear.  More
Issues: Climate changeHealthLegislationWater
Newsletters WVEC December 13, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 17
Thank you for being a GREEN reader and for joining us on this wild journey that was 2020. As we gear up for 2021, and the legislative session that is right around the corner, we hope that you will consider a year-end gift to help fund our lobbying efforts next year. More
Issues: Climate changePipelinesRenewable energyWater