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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 February 8, 2023
You’re Invited to E-Day at the Capitol!
Get ready for a day of citizen advocacy! Please join us for 2023 Environmental Day (E-Day) at the WV State Capitol! Our annual advocacy day will take place on February 28th from 9 am to 2 pm. More
Issues: EventLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC February 7, 2023
Calls Needed Today to Senate Outdoor Recreation Committee! Protect Our State Public Lands!
Our state public lands provide opportunities for peaceful and non-motorized recreation like hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and boating. Last week, Senate Outdoor Recreation Committee members considered amending SB 468 to allow off-road vehicles in ALL of our public lands, beyond the bill’s original intent, which was site specific to just Cabwaylingo State Forest. More
Issues: Outdoor recreationState parks
Legislative Updates WVEC February 3, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 4
We are almost at the Legislative Session’s halfway point and things are getting busy! We are working hard to advocate for protecting our state's environment and ensuring that the voices of our communities are heard. Read on for ways to take action! More
Issues: DEPEdayLegislationOil and gas
Action Alerts WVEC February 1, 2023
Urge Your Legislators to Support Adequate Funding for WV DEP Oil and Gas Well Inspectors
Yesterday, the West Virginia Senate Energy, Industry and Mining committee passed SB448, which provides funding to the Office of Oil and Gas (O&G) to increase the number of well inspectors. A similar bill, HB 3110, will be taken up tomorrow, February 2, in the House Energy and Manufacturing committee.  More
Issues: DEPOil and gas
Legislative Updates WVEC January 27, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 3
Welcome back to the WVEC's weekly newsletter! Wrapping up all the action in January, we have our Weekly Round-Up on the bills we are tracking this legislative session and an action alert related to the PFAS Protection Act.  More
Issues: LegislationPFASRenewable energyWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 20, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 2
Welcome to our Week 2 Legislative Update! Our hard-working lobbyists have compiled a summary of bills we are following in our Weekly Round-up.  More
Issues: LegislationPFASPollutionWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition January 17, 2023
Contact Your Legislators, Ask Them to Co-Sponsor the PFAS Protection Act
Each week of the legislative session, we share an easy action for clean water as part of Water Policy News, it only takes a few minutes and it is the most urgent call to action.  This Week's Easy Action: Contact your Legislators and encourage them to co-sponsor the PFAS Protection Act! More
Issues: HealthPollutionWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 13, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 1
Welcome to the first newsletter of the 2023 Legislative session! All eyes are on the Capitol as we monitor bills to provide clean drinking water, protect our public lands, and lower utility bills by allowing Community Solar on our energy grid. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEventLegislationPollutionRenewable energyWater
Blog WVEC January 9, 2023
2023 Legislative Priorities
Community Solar, Orphaned Gas Well Responsibility, Adequate funding for inspectors for the WV DEP Office of Oil and Gas, Mineland Reclamation, Advanced Nuclear, Hydrogen Hub/CCS, Aboveground Storage Tank Legislation, Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality Standards/Triennial Review, Public Lands, Clean Elections/Voter Protection legislation More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsDEPOrphaned wellsPollutionReclamationRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC January 7, 2023
Community Solar on Energy Committee Agenda Monday – Tune In!
Great news!! The Joint Energy Committee will take up Community Solar on Monday, January 9, sometime between 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Listen in to hear industry representatives present how Community Solar can benefit West Virginia by providing economic investment and creating local jobs. More
Issues: LegislationRenewable energy