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Legislative Updates WVEC March 13, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 9
It took us a few days to decompress to compile everything that’s happened over the last 60 days. Here’s a breakdown of the most important bills we worked on. Tagged: Aboveground tanks, Legislation, Renewable energy, Water More
Action Alerts WVEC March 6, 2020
Ask Delegates to Vote YES on SCR 46 the PFAS Study Bill
The West Virginia Senate has taken a step towards safer drinking water with the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 46. This Resolution requires the WVDEP and WVDHHR to identify the presence of PFAS in drinking water supplies. Now, the Resolution is headed to the House floor for consideration. More
Issues: HealthPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC March 5, 2020
HB4615: An Update + Action Needed
On Wednesday, HB4615, the anti-protest bill targeting the little guy standing up for their rights, was heard in Senate Judiciary after passing the House a few weeks ago. The bill was amended in the committee, lessening penalties, and making limited exceptions, but we still OPPOSE THIS BILL. More
Issues: Anti-protest
Newsletters WVEC February 28, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 8
Right now on the House floor the utilities are holding their own bill hostage rather than allow third-party financing for solar energy in the form of power purchase agreements (PPAs) that would benefit our state’s residents, communities, and small businesses. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksOil and gasOrphaned wellsPower purchase agreementsRenewable energy
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 27, 2020
Ask Legislators to Help Identify Toxic Chemicals in Our Drinking Water
Late last week, a Senate Committee took a step towards safer drinking water with the introduction and passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 46. More
Issues: HealthWater
Action Alerts WVEC February 26, 2020
URGENT: All West Virginians — not just monopoly utility companies — should have the freedom to choose solar energy!
In this historic year for solar in the West Virginia Legislature, our lawmakers shouldn’t leave out the little guys – our state’s homeowners, small businesses, and tax-exempt institutions like schools, churches, and nonprofits. Everyone deserves the right to go solar! PPAs make this possible.  More
Issues: Power purchase agreementsRenewable energy
Legislative Updates WVEC February 21, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 7
This week has been BUSY! We’ve got a new section on our Bill Tracking called REMAINING BILLS. There you can track the bills we have left as of Day 45 — it will be updated with notes over the weekend! Below is a shorthand list of where we’re at. More
Issues: CoalOil and gasRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC February 19, 2020
Ask Mitch Carmichael to Save the PPA Bill
SB 611, a bill to legalize on-site Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The bill was single referenced to the Senate Economic Development Committee. But, it never appeared on that committee’s agenda. More
Issues: Power purchase agreements
Action Alerts WVEC February 18, 2020
Creating Just Transition Office = Resources in Coal Decline Impacted Communities
Great News! Delegate Hansen’s bipartisan bill, HB4574, establishing a Just Transition Office & Advisory Committee, passed the Committee on Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. It now goes to House Government Organization and needs to be placed on an agenda by Friday at the latest!! More
Issues: Just transition
Action Alerts WVEC February 17, 2020
This Bill is Trash (Literally)
On Monday, HB4690, relating to solid waste authorities, is up for second reading, with a final vote on Tuesday morning. This bill quickly went through House Judiciary last week, with one civil engineer testifying in favor of the bill. The Solid Waste Authorities oppose this bill and so do we! More
Issues: Solid waste