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Help Protect and Expand Solar in WV

By supporting net metering and community solar programs, we can safeguard our energy freedom and preserve the emerging energy sector. Learn more about solar here.


Urgent Action Needed to Address Orphaned Wells

West Virginia has over 6,500 documented orphaned oil and gas wells. An abandoned well is defined as one that has not been produced in 12 months. An orphaned well is one that no longer produces, and the driller has gone out of business. With no operator, the expense and effort to plug them falls to the landowner or the taxpayers.


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Action Alerts WVEC June 11, 2024
Zombie Mine Week of Action – Join Us!
Our communities are deeply tied to our lands — the land gives us clean water, refuge for wildlife and a sense of place. But today, hundreds of thousands of acres of coal mines are not being cleaned up. This puts nearby residents at risk, threatens our water and drags down our local economies. More
Issues: CoalHealthPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC May 13, 2024
Don’t Miss: Justin Nobel’s “Petroleum-238” Book Events This Week
Mark your calendars for two upcoming book events featuring Justin Nobel and his groundbreaking book, "Petroleum-238: Big Oil's Dangerous Secret and the Grassroots Fight to Stop It." More
Issues: Oil and gasPollution
Newsletters WVEC May 10, 2024
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 10
As the May 14th primary election approaches, we urge you to engage with candidates and vote. Your voice is crucial in shaping West Virginia's environmental future. Get inspired to head to the polls by reading WVEC President Sandra Fallon's article below on the importance of joining environmental voters in  growing the environmental movement’s influence.  More
Issues: EventLegislationPollutionVoting RightsWater
Action Alerts WV Citizen Action Group May 1, 2024
Early voting starts May 1! Get your Sample Ballot and Make a Plan to Vote!
Get informed and make a plan to vote! GoVoteWV.com makes it easy to see your sample ballot, explore your voting options, and much more. For an early voting site, please visit the Secretary of State website. More
Issues: Clean elections
Action Alerts WVEC April 17, 2024
Engage with Candidates this Primary Season!
West Virginia’s primary election season offers an excellent opportunity to meet and engage with candidates running for office. In fact, it may be one of the few times candidates are really tuned in to their constituents’ concerns. By attending candidate debate forums and meet-and-greet events, you can share information and personal stories about critical environmental issues that are important to you. More
Issues: Clean electionsLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC March 23, 2024
Hydrogen Energy Listening Session and more
Hydrogen Energy Listening Session | Help protect public lands! | Register for a Community Action Event in Charleston! More
Issues: Energy efficiencyPublic lands
Legislative Updates WVEC March 18, 2024
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 9
The 2024 legislative session proved uniquely challenging, with lobbyists Isabel Stellato and Lucia Valentine navigating obstacles at the Capitol. We celebrate this year’s victories in their Legislative Recap.  More
Issues: EventLegislationWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 14, 2024
Chemours Comment Deadline is Today at 5pm!
Just a quick reminder: the deadline for comments to the WV DEP for Chemours' second permit application to discharge more PFAS chemicals into the Ohio River is today, March 14, at 5 pm. More
Issues: HealthPFASPollutionWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 10, 2024
Attend a Public Hearing in Institute, WV, this Monday
We are writing to bring your attention to critical public health concerns surrounding the Specialty Products US, LLC facility in Dunbar, WV. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's (WV DEP) Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is currently accepting public comments for Specialty Product's draft Title V operating permit renewal for the operation of its polyethylene oxide manufacturing unit. More
Issues: DEPHealthPollution
Legislative Updates WVEC March 1, 2024
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 8
Welcome to our last newsletter of the 2024 Legislative Session. Stay tuned for any final action alerts next week, and please see the several actions below you can take now! More
Issues: HealthLandowner rightsLegislationPollutionPublic lands