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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.

Action Alerts Solar United Neighbors December 9, 2022
Urge January Interim Committee to Take Up Community Solar/Air Quality Public Hearing in Follansbee on Thursday
Community solar will create good local jobs, save ratepayers millions of dollars annually, and allow people who can't install solar to reap its many benefits — all while allowing West Virginians to choose where their energy comes from! More
Issues: DEPSolar power
Action Alerts WVEC November 29, 2022
Support West Virginia Environmental Council this Giving Tuesday 11/29
Thank you for your continued support of the West Virginia Environmental Council and our mission to advocate for environmental protections. We hope that you are doing well and are getting excited for the holiday season. More
Action Alerts WVEC November 11, 2022
Take this quick action by Mon, 11/14 @ 4pm to request a public hearing on the Union Carbide-Institute Ethylene Oxide permit renewal!
Please take this quick action by Monday, November 14th at 4pm (Eastern) to send a letter to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to request a public hearing on the Union Carbide-Institute Ethylene Oxide permit renewal. More
Issues: DEPPollution
Action Alerts WVEC November 10, 2022
Rally to Protect Upper Cheat Old Growth Forest November 14 1:00 pm
I'm asking you to join us at the Rally to Protect Upper Cheat Headwaters and Old-Growth Forest. The Upper Cheat River is a treasure within the Monongahela National Forest. The forest provides clean drinking water and flood protection for communities, wildlife habitat for endangered species, and miles of trails to explore the outdoors. Despite that, the Forest Service is pushing forward a poorly planned project that would clearcut large swaths of this critical area. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Blog WVEC November 3, 2022
Rally to Protect Upper Cheat River
On November 14th, community members, friends of wildlife, climate activists, outdoor enthusiasts, and more will gather at Elkins US Forest Service Office at 1pm to call for a lasting, durable rule that protects mature and old-growth forests on federal lands as a cornerstone of US climate policy. More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletters WVEC November 2, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 13
Midterm elections are right around the corner on November 8th! Early voting is open until November 5th. Visit www.govotewv.com to find your early voting location, confirm your Election Day polling place and answer any of your voting questions!  More
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Blog WVEC November 1, 2022
2023 Legislative Priorities
Community Solar - promote access to affordable renewable energy through a solar facility subscription service where customers can purchase an interest in a solar facility and use credits against their electric utility costs. More
Issues: Energy efficiencyRenewable energyState parksWater
Blog WVEC October 25, 2022
2023 Lobby Team Job Openings
The West Virginia Environmental Council (WVEC) is hiring its 2023 lobby team to provide contracted services between January 11, 2023 – March 11, 2023. Team roles will include a communications coordinator and up to two lobbyists. More
Issues: Opportunity
Action Alerts WVEC October 24, 2022
Support Community Solar
Currently, many West Virginians want to go solar, but can’t due to shaded roofs, lack of homeownership, cost, etc. Community solar makes it possible for anyone with an electricity bill to save with solar and gives folks the freedom to choose where their energy comes from. But unfortunately, these programs are not legal in West Virginia—yet!   More
Issues: Renewable energy
Action Alerts WVEC October 20, 2022
Energy, Jobs & Justice: Candidate Forum
You are cordially invited to attend and participate in our Energy, Jobs & Justice: Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  More
Issues: Event