WVEC Annual Meeting:
Your Voice Can Make a Difference!

WVEC invites you to our Annual Meeting from September 13-15, 2024, at Tygart Lake State Park in Grafton, WV. As our state faces growing environmental challenges, your unique perspective and input are crucial in shaping our policy priorities and strategies for a better West Virginia.

Your voice matters, please join us!

Help Protect and Expand Solar in WV

By supporting community solar programs, we can safeguard our energy freedom and preserve the emerging energy sector. Learn more about solar here.

Orphaned Wells Fact Sheet

Orphaned wells left behind by the oil and gas industry often leak dangerous emissions, like methane, which pollutes groundwater, threatens public health, and contributes to climate change. Read our factsheet here.

Recent Posts

Action Alerts WVEC July 10, 2024
Urgent Action: Southern WV Needs Clean Water – Contact Leaders NOW
Everyone deserves clean water. Take action and help spread the word! ‌Wyoming and McDowell Counties in West Virginia are facing a severe water crisis, with residents in Wolf Pen/Indian Creek and communities like Gary, Leckie, and Anawalt experiencing significant water quality issues. More
Issues: CoalHealthPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC June 25, 2024
Join us at WVEC’s Annual Meeting – September 13-15!
West Virginia Environmental Council invites you to our Annual Meeting from September 13-15, 2024, at Tygart Lake State Park in Grafton, WV. More
Issues: Event
Action Alerts WVEC June 11, 2024
Zombie Mine Week of Action – Join Us!
Our communities are deeply tied to our lands — the land gives us clean water, refuge for wildlife and a sense of place. But today, hundreds of thousands of acres of coal mines are not being cleaned up. This puts nearby residents at risk, threatens our water and drags down our local economies. More
Issues: CoalHealthPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC May 13, 2024
Don’t Miss: Justin Nobel’s “Petroleum-238” Book Events This Week
Mark your calendars for two upcoming book events featuring Justin Nobel and his groundbreaking book, "Petroleum-238: Big Oil's Dangerous Secret and the Grassroots Fight to Stop It." More
Issues: Oil and gasPollution
Newsletters WVEC May 10, 2024
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 10
As the May 14th primary election approaches, we urge you to engage with candidates and vote. Your voice is crucial in shaping West Virginia's environmental future. Get inspired to head to the polls by reading WVEC President Sandra Fallon's article below on the importance of joining environmental voters in  growing the environmental movement’s influence.  More
Issues: EventLegislationPollutionVoting RightsWater
Action Alerts WV Citizen Action Group May 1, 2024
Early voting starts May 1! Get your Sample Ballot and Make a Plan to Vote!
Get informed and make a plan to vote! GoVoteWV.com makes it easy to see your sample ballot, explore your voting options, and much more. For an early voting site, please visit the Secretary of State website. More
Issues: Clean elections
Action Alerts WVEC April 17, 2024
Engage with Candidates this Primary Season!
West Virginia’s primary election season offers an excellent opportunity to meet and engage with candidates running for office. In fact, it may be one of the few times candidates are really tuned in to their constituents’ concerns. By attending candidate debate forums and meet-and-greet events, you can share information and personal stories about critical environmental issues that are important to you. More
Issues: Clean electionsLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC March 23, 2024
Hydrogen Energy Listening Session and more
Hydrogen Energy Listening Session | Help protect public lands! | Register for a Community Action Event in Charleston! More
Issues: Energy efficiencyPublic lands
Legislative Updates WVEC March 18, 2024
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 9
The 2024 legislative session proved uniquely challenging, with lobbyists Isabel Stellato and Lucia Valentine navigating obstacles at the Capitol. We celebrate this year’s victories in their Legislative Recap.  More
Issues: EventLegislationWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 14, 2024
Chemours Comment Deadline is Today at 5pm!
Just a quick reminder: the deadline for comments to the WV DEP for Chemours' second permit application to discharge more PFAS chemicals into the Ohio River is today, March 14, at 5 pm. More
Issues: HealthPFASPollutionWater