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Legislative Updates WVEC February 17, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 6
West Virginia Environmental Council GREEN Legislative Update   View / Comment Online  Donate    Click an article title or thumbnail image to read the full article (text below is only an excerpt).   More
Action Alerts WVEC February 13, 2018
Jim Justice’s Logging Bill is on the Ropes, Act Now to Make Sure It Doesn’t Hurt One Single Park!
On Monday, 2/12, the Senate Natural Resources Committee discussed SB270, the state parks logging bill. During the meeting, the original bill opening all our state parks to commercial logging was replaced with a substitute. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Action Alerts Don Alexander February 12, 2018
Senate Natural Resources Committee to Discuss Logging Bill — 1PM TODAY, 2/12
The West Virginia Senate Natural Resources Committee will be discussing SB270 – the bill to allow commercial logging in West Virginia’s State Parks today at 1:00PM in Room 208-W. More
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Legislative Updates WVEC February 9, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 5
West Virginia Environmental Council GREEN Legislative Update   View / Comment Online  Donate      More
Issues: Forced poolingLegislationLogging
Action Alerts WVEC February 7, 2018
Public Hearing on “Co-Tenancy” Friday, Feb. 9 at 8:30AM
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on the"co-tenancy" bill (HB 4268) this Friday, February 9 starting at 8:30AM in the House Chamber. Anyone who would like to travel to Charleston to speak out against the bill and share their concerns will have the opportunity to do so. More
Issues: Forced poolingLegislation
Legislative Updates WVEC February 2, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 4
A lot of work has been happening to stop a bill that would allow commercial logging in state parks from making its way onto any committee agenda at the legislature. SB 270 (HB 4182) is a bill that its proponents say is about forest health, or revenue, or fire prevention- actually, we can’t keep up with all of their excuses! More
Issues: LegislationLoggingReclamationWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 26, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 3
Watch for upcoming Action Alerts containing more information about who to call on various issues. Last year, lobbyists and their political agents tried to rebrand forced pooling as “co-tenancy” and “lease integration” in an attempt to pull one over on West Virginia voters. On behalf of out-of state gas companies and their lobbyists, they’re back it with HB 4268. More
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Action Alerts Keena Mullins January 23, 2018
Write your Senators- Save Our State Parks
We are still working hard to stop the Governor’s proposal to use commercial timbering in state parks as a solution to pay for their maintenance. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Legislative Updates WVEC January 19, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 2
The big news this week out of the Capitol is trees! Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher has outlined a plan to allow logging in state parks. Bills requested by the Governor to codify this plan have been introduced on both sides in the past week: SB 270 and HB 4182. More
Issues: LegislationLoggingWater
Action Alerts WVEC January 17, 2018
Citizen Lobbyist Training Around the State
Join a coalition of state and local organizations and student groups to learn how to effectively talk with your elected officials about progressive issues that matter to you! More
Issues: Legislation