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Action Alerts WVEC May 17, 2022
Save the Date! 2022 Environmental Summit, September 24 and 25 in Morgantown
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. Please plan to join us at the WVU Natural Resources Center in Morgantown for a beautiful (hopefully!) fall weekend of discussion, networking, food, music, bird watching, ziplining, and more! More
Issues: Event
Newsletters WVEC May 2, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 10
Happy May! We are excited to be back post session with our May Volume of GREEN. This month we will cover what happened at April Interims, wonderful Earth Day events that took place across the state, and upcoming actions! Please be sure to SAVE THE DATE for West Virginia Environmental Council’s 2022 Environmental Summit Sept 24-25 in Morgantown. More details to come including registration info and the agenda for the event. More
Issues: Climate changeEventLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC April 7, 2022
Two Webinars Tomorrow, April 8 on Carbon Capture and Sequestration
There are two webinars tomorrow which both feature a conversation on Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) - a controversial concept considered by the WV Legislature this past session with a passage of HB 4491. More
Issues: Carbon capture & storage
Action Alerts WVEC March 23, 2022
March 26: WV DEP Public Meeting on Its Actions to Address Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Air Emissions in Kanawha County
We encourage you to attend this important public meeting to learn more about Ethylene Oxide (EtO) emissions. It will be an open-house format where you will need to be prepared to ask questions. More
Issues: DEPHealthPollution
Legislative Updates WVEC March 18, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 9
What a wild ride the last 60 days have been! We’ve spent the last two months at the WV State Capitol working hard to help stop the bad environmental bills and help advance the good ones forward. We were successful in defeating several harmful bills and fortunate to see a few good ones cross the finish line before Sine Die. A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to read our updates, share our posts on social media, and participate in our action alerts. Your efforts were imperative in helping us accomplish our goals. We couldn’t have done it without your support! More
Issues: EnergyLegislationOpportunity
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 8, 2022
Public Lands Privatization Bill on Senate Committee Agenda, TODAY at 3PM
A bill, HB 4408, is moving through the Legislature that expands and extends private leasing in all state parks and forests. Read our fact sheet. Private developers could build casinos, racetracks, amusement parks, ATV trails or similar developments on our state’s public lands. More
Issues: State parks
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 7, 2022
Storage Tank Bill on Senate Committee Agenda TOMORROW, 3/8
In a last minute push, HB 2598, the bill that would relax inspection requirements for certain oil and gas tanks located closest to our public drinking water intakes, has appeared on the Senate Energy, Industry, and Mining Committee agenda. Read our updated fact sheet on HB 2598. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksHealthPollutionWater
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Action Alerts WVEC March 6, 2022
Public Hearing Tomorrow, Monday, March 7 on SB 1: Creation of a Mining Mutual Insurance Company
Please plan to attend Monday's public hearing on Senate Bill 1 at 6PM in the House Chamber. SB 1 has passed the Senate and is now awaiting consideration for passage by the House. If passed, the bill would require a transfer of $50 million from the WV Department of Environmental Protection's budget to create a new fund called Department of Environmental Protection Mining Mutual Insurance Company Fund. More
Issues: Coal
Legislative Updates WVEC March 4, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 8
Time has flown by! Today marks the 52nd day of the Legislative Session, leaving one final week between now and sine die. Thank you all for your support so far on all of our action alerts - we will keep you posted this final week with action alerts! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook as well for the latest. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationOil and gasRenewable energyState parks
Legislative Updates WVEC February 25, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 7
Just two more weeks to go in the legislative session! A few of the bills we are following hit committee agendas and were voted on in both chambers this week. Monday was the last day to introduce bills in the Senate. Wednesday, March 2, is Crossover Day, the last day to consider bills on 3rd reading in their house of origin. March 12 is the last day of the session. More
Issues: Clean electionsState parks