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.
Legislative Updates WVEC March 17, 2023GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 9The 2023 Legislative session is over, and what an exciting and dramatic ride it was! Over the past 60 days, we faced intense moments and challenges, but with your support, we pushed positive bills and defeated harmful ones. In this edition, our lobby team, Lucia Valentine, Maria Russo, and Jillian Welsh, provide a final update on the bills we followed. MoreIssues: Event, Legislation Action Alerts WVEC March 1, 2023Protect Our Drinking WaterThe PFAS Protection Act, HB 3189, is expected to be voted on Tuesday, March 7 by the Senate Government Organization Committee. This bill will require the state to immediately identify and reduce PFAS at the source and establish required limits on PFAS discharges into our drinking water sources. This bill helps hold polluters responsible for cleaning up and preventing further contamination of our drinking water sources. Tell members of the Senate Government Organization Committee you want them to pass HB 3189, the PFAS Protection Act, to help protect our drinking water sources! MoreIssues: Health, PFAS, Water
Action Alerts WVEC February 27, 2023WV DEP Holding Public Meeting on Ethylene Oxide Monitoring: Thursday, March 2, 6:00 – 8:00 PMOver the past year, the WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has held a series of public events around its fenceline monitoring project and announced last week that it had signed a collaborative agreement with Union Carbide Corporation’s Institute facility to reduce ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions. It also announced it has published its final report on its monitoring project. To learn more, please attend this week's in-person public meeting on Thursday, March 2, from 6-8 pm. MoreIssues: DEP, Ethylene oxide, Health, Pollution