Home

October 7: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
WVEC Annual Meeting

Please plan to join us virtually as we discuss our 2022 legislative priorities. Let us know which issues are important to you by taking this brief survey

Register to attend the annual meeting here.

Action Alerts WVEC September 24, 2021
Crunch Time Quick Action: Urge Senator Manchin To Include Climate Action in the Reconciliation Package
House and Senate Democrats have come to agreement on most aspects of the reconciliation package with one exception: climate change.  Hanging in the balance is Senator Joe Manchin's opposition to the Clean Electricity Performance Program, which will pay electric utility companies for adopting clean energy sources and penalize ones that don't adopt clean energy by at least 4 percent a year. More
Issues: Climate changeRenewable energy
Action Alerts WV Citizen Action Group September 22, 2021
Your Comments Needed on PSC Power Plant THIS Friday
Public Testimony needed (in person or virtual) on the PSC plan to saddle WV rate payers with nearly 500 Million $ in long term costs, to keep 3 uncompetitive coal plants operating until 2040. More
Issues: EnergyPollution
Action Alerts WVEC September 20, 2021
Learn More about Your Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals: EPA Virtual Public Hearing on Ethylene Oxide Emissions This Thursday
Tune in this Thursday, September 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. when the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the WV Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will provide information and answer questions about ethylene oxide (EtO) air emissions in the Kanawha Valley coming from chemical plants located in Institute and South Charleston. More
Issues: EPAPollution
Action Alerts WVEC September 9, 2021
Register Today for WV DEP Town Hall – September 16 from 5:30 – 7:00PM
We are exactly one week out from our second town hall with WVDEP's Environmental Advocate's Office on September 16 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. This event provides another opportunity for you to bring any questions, concerns or issues straight to the Office of the Environmental Advocate. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. More
Issues: DEPEventHealth
Newsletters WVEC August 20, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 12
Despite summer slowly coming to an end, there are many exciting events to look forward to. WV Environmental Council, WV Citizen Action Group, WV Climate Alliance and WV Highlands Conservancy are hosting events soon that will allow you to get involved and learn about our environment and how to protect it. Find more details in the articles below! More
Issues: EventJust transitionLegislationState parks
Action Alerts WVEC August 18, 2021
August 24: ‘Climate, Jobs and Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future’ – Registration Open!
The West Virginia Climate Alliance is hosting 'Climate, Jobs and Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future' on Tuesday, August 24th from 7 to 8:30 pm via Zoom. Learn about the impacts of climate change, where climate policy currently stands in Congress, and how federal policy could directly benefit West Virginians.  More
Issues: Climate changeJust transition
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition August 3, 2021
Experimental Mine Proposed Near Snowshoe

Public Hearing on Experimental Underground Mine on Aug. 5

Our friends in Pocahontas and Randolph Counties are organizing to protect their water from a proposed experimental mine. You can support residents through their current action alert.

More

Issues: PollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC July 19, 2021
URGENT: WV Water Protections Under Revision – Act by 6PM July 19
A recent a policy decision by the WVDEP related to water quality standards creates a loophole to allow industries to dump more toxins in our source water. This proposal is part of a second round of human health criteria revisions – the portion of our water quality standards that protects our health from dangerous pollutants like cancer causing toxins, chemicals known to cause birth-defects, and poisons like cyanide. Submit comments on the proposal today! More
Issues: DEPPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC July 1, 2021
Some important (and fun) events coming up
WV New Jobs Coalition, WV Citizen Action Group and SEUI are hosting the Democracy, Jobs and CARE-a-van Summer Jam: For the People concert series! The next event is Friday, July 2 in Beckley from 5-8 p.m. Join to celebrate together and take action for DEMOCRACY, JOBS and CARE! FREE FOOD, MUSIC and Family FUN! More
Issues: Climate changeDemocracyWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition June 16, 2021
Your Comments Needed on Mountain Valley Pipeline – Act by June 22
Your comments needed by June 22! The Mountain Valley Pipeline has applied for a Water Quality Certification from the WV Department of Environmental Protection. This permit is required by Section 401 of the Clean Water Act to ensure that a project can meet water quality standards. The WVDEP has the authority to approve, approve with special conditions, or deny MVP’s application. More
Issues: PipelinesWater