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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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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
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 1, 2024
Tell WVDEP No More Toxic Discharges Into the Ohio River!
We need your help to tell the WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to protect public health: No more toxic discharges into the Ohio River! The WVDEP is currently accepting comments on a permit for Chemours Washington Works facility. More
Issues: DEPHealthPollutionWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 1, 2024
Save our State Parks – Ask the House Committee on Government Organization to Reject SB 688
Unfortunately, the Senate passed SB 688, but the House of Delegates can still preserve our WV public lands, provide transparency, and prevent no-bid contracts.  More
Issues: LegislationPublic lands
Action Alerts WVEC March 1, 2024
Act Now: Tell your Delegate to Protect Landowners’ Rights! 
Some West Virginia lawmakers are trying to pass legislation severely restricting West Virginians’ ability to manage their timber through forest carbon offsets. Senate Bill 618 would introduce restrictive measures that could discourage private investments in our state and undermine the rights of landowners.  More
Issues: Landowner rightsLegislation
Legislative Updates WVEC February 23, 2024
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 7
As Crossover Day approaches, we want to take a moment to thank you for your phone calls, emails, and donations throughout the 2024 session. Making our voices heard is a community effort, and we’re deeply grateful for your continued support.  More
Issues: LegislationOrphaned wellsPollution
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 23, 2024
Urgent Action Needed: Comment on Chemours Consent Order by Feb 25!
We need your voice to oppose environmental injustice in Belle, WV. The WVDEP is considering a consent order for Chemours Optima Belle which allows Chemours to discharge ethylbenzene into the Kanawha River at levels six times higher than the human health criteria set by the EPA. Ethylbenzene is a possible carcinogen and is known to cause tumors in animals. More
Issues: HealthPollutionWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 20, 2024
Save our State Parks – Ask your two Senators to vote YES on Senator Stover’s Amendment to SB 688.
We need your help RIGHT NOW to protect our State Parks and Rail Trails. Please contact your two State Senators now - before the Senate meets on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 11 am. More
Issues: LegislationState parks
Action Alerts WVEC February 20, 2024
Crunch Time: Urge Your Legislators TODAY to Put SB 532 – The Orphaned Well Prevention Act – On the Agenda!
Legislators are considering the Orphaned Well Prevention Act (OWPA), SB 532 and HB 5414, that would require West Virginia oil and gas well operators to set aside money for future well plugging so that the cost does not fall on taxpayers or landowners. More
Issues: LegislationOrphaned wells
Legislative Updates WVEC February 16, 2024
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 6
We have a lot of updates to share with you this week as we head into the home stretch of the 2024 legislative session. On Tuesday, we celebrated our largest E-Day ever! Thanks to all who worked for months to organize it and those who traveled across the state to attend! Read on for more from our President, Sandra Fallon. More
Issues: EdayLegislationNet meteringPollutionSolar power
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 15, 2024
Ask your State Senator to Vote NO on HB 5018
We need your help stopping HB 5018. This bill has passed through the House of Delegates and is now under consideration by the State Senate. This Unclean Air Act prohibits the use of community-collected data in courts — for both the public and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. More
Issues: Pollution