Call to Action 
There are currently over 6,500 orphaned wells across the state of West Virginia. These wells were left behind by the oil and gas industry, leaving taxpayers responsible for the costs to plug them. Not only is this an economic liability, but these orphaned wells also pose a major threat to landowners’ property rights, to the environment and to the communities in which they are located.

Action Alerts WVEC October 6, 2022
Upcoming Events
There are several events coming up in October you may be interested in. More
Issues: Event
Action Alerts WVEC September 28, 2022
Energy, Jobs, and Justice Candidate Forum at WVU Tomorrow Night, September 29
Join the West Virginia Climate Alliance, the WVU Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, West Virginia Citizen Action Group, the WVU Student Sierra Coalition, the WVU Environmental Law Society, the West Virginia Environmental Council, and the West Virginia New Jobs Coalition for a candidate forum on Thursday, September 29 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  More
Issues: EventLegislation
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition September 23, 2022
Breaking News: Legislation Requires Immediate Authorization of Mountain Valley Pipeline
West Virginia is once again at the center of debate in Congress. Yesterday, legislation was released that changes how energy projects are handled by federal agencies and requires the immediate approval of construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline with no judicial review as part of a spending bill that Congress must pass by September 30, or the federal government will shut down.  More
Issues: PipelinesPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC September 15, 2022
Please Register by Monday, September 19 for the 2022 Environmental Summit
The 2022 Environmental Summit kicks off this Saturday, September 24 at the WVU Natural Resource Center just outside of Morgantown! We are excited about the agenda we have planned for you and look forward to an exciting weekend ahead. More
Issues: Event
Action Alerts WVEC September 9, 2022
Summit Just Two Weeks Away / COVID Protocols and Silent Auction Items Announced!
Register today to attend the 2022 Environmental Summit on September 24 and 25 at the WVU Natural Resource Center outside of Morgantown! See agenda hereMore
Issues: Event
Action Alerts WVEC September 7, 2022
Come To The Capitol To Protect Our Public Lands / Candidate Forum In Huntington
The WV Legislature is holding Interim Sessions and the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee meeting topic is “Presentations regarding use of off-road vehicles (ORVs) in state parks.” More
Issues: EventLegislationState parks
Newsletters WVEC September 2, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 12
The 2022 Environmental Summit is almost upon us - have you registered? Join us and other West Virginia environmental organizations to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s environmental movement. More
Issues: EventOrphaned wellsReclamation
Action Alerts WVEC August 18, 2022
WV Environmental Summit Keynote Speaker Announcement!
We are pleased to announce that Mary Anne Hitt, Senior Director of the Climate Imperative, will be our keynote speaker at the 2022 Environment Summit on Saturday, September 24!  More
Issues: Event
Action Alerts WVEC August 10, 2022
Upcoming WVDEP session to address Ethylene Oxide
WVDEP is hosting an informal session to update the community on its actions to address Ethylene Oxide air emissions in western Kanawha County. The session is set for Thursday, August 18 from 6-8pm at the Schoenbaum Center, located at 1701 5th Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387. More
Issues: DEPEventPollution
Action Alerts WVEC August 7, 2022
Register Today For The 2022 Environmental Summit September 24 and 25!
Join us for a West Virginia fall weekend of discussion, networking, food, music, bird watching, zip lining, and more! The 2022 Environmental Summit will bring together local and state environmental organizations, activists, and citizens in West Virginia to facilitate conversation around the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s environmental movement. More
Issues: Event