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Action Alerts WVEC June 21, 2022
Two actions you can take to help protect West Virginia’s environment!
Action #1: Urge Lawmakers to Solve Abandoned Mine Lands Crisis Without Gouging WV Taxpayers! Action #2: It’s Back - Marcellus Academy 2022 on July 22 and 23 More
Issues: FrackingMarcellusReclamation
Action Alerts WVEC June 17, 2022
Big WV Day Concert in Fairmont Calls on Senator Manchin to Support Federal Bill
The “Jammin' for Jobs & Justice” concert is free, but the organizers have asked that attendees sign up in advance to help make planning easier. More
Issues: Event
Action Alerts WVEC June 14, 2022
Today is WV Gives Green Day
Today is the day! It’s the FIRST-EVER WV Gives Green Day – and we’re excited to be one of the 13 organizations partnering for this cooperative day of giving. We believe there is power in collaboration to uplift the important work being done through environmental and conservation organizations across West Virginia. More
Issues: Event
Water pollution from coal
Blog WVEC May 25, 2022
Call to Action 
Did you know that West Virginia has over 173,000 acres of unreclaimed mineland? This is land left behind after coal companies have mined our mountains. West Virginia has a long way to go to restore the viability of abandoned mine lands which is important to  improve water quality, revitalize landscapes, and create jobs and economic development in coal communities.  More
Issues: CoalEnergyReclamation
Blog WVEC May 25, 2022
Underbonding of Reclamation Sites and Pending Bankruptcy of the Special Reclamation Fund

WVEC, WV Sierra Club Energy Campaign Fact Sheet

In March 2022, the legislature passed SB1, a bill that creates a mining mutual insurance company to provide bonds to failing coal companies that can not get insured through the private sector. The Legislature allocated $50 million in taxpayer dollars for seed money for the new insurance company. Legislators testified that this initial earmark could be just the beginning in what could be a long-term taxpayer bailout of the coal industry. More

Issues: CoalEnergyReclamation
Action Alerts WVEC May 17, 2022
Save the Date! 2022 Environmental Summit, September 24 and 25 in Morgantown
The 2022 Environmental Summit will bring together local and state environmental organizations, activists, and citizens in West Virginia to facilitate conversation around the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s environmental movement. Please plan to join us at the WVU Natural Resources Center in Morgantown for a beautiful (hopefully!) fall weekend of discussion, networking, food, music, bird watching, ziplining, and more! More
Issues: Event
Newsletters WVEC May 2, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 10
Happy May! We are excited to be back post session with our May Volume of GREEN. This month we will cover what happened at April Interims, wonderful Earth Day events that took place across the state, and upcoming actions! Please be sure to SAVE THE DATE for West Virginia Environmental Council’s 2022 Environmental Summit Sept 24-25 in Morgantown. More details to come including registration info and the agenda for the event. More
Issues: Climate changeEventLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC April 7, 2022
Two Webinars Tomorrow, April 8 on Carbon Capture and Sequestration
There are two webinars tomorrow which both feature a conversation on Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) - a controversial concept considered by the WV Legislature this past session with a passage of HB 4491. More
Issues: Carbon capture & storage
Action Alerts WVEC March 23, 2022
March 26: WV DEP Public Meeting on Its Actions to Address Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Air Emissions in Kanawha County
We encourage you to attend this important public meeting to learn more about Ethylene Oxide (EtO) emissions. It will be an open-house format where you will need to be prepared to ask questions. More
Issues: DEPHealthPollution
Legislative Updates WVEC March 18, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 9
What a wild ride the last 60 days have been! We’ve spent the last two months at the WV State Capitol working hard to help stop the bad environmental bills and help advance the good ones forward. We were successful in defeating several harmful bills and fortunate to see a few good ones cross the finish line before Sine Die. A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to read our updates, share our posts on social media, and participate in our action alerts. Your efforts were imperative in helping us accomplish our goals. We couldn’t have done it without your support! More
Issues: EnergyLegislationOpportunity