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Action Alerts WVEC September 9, 2021
Register Today for WV DEP Town Hall – September 16 from 5:30 – 7:00PM
We are exactly one week out from our second town hall with WVDEP's Environmental Advocate's Office on September 16 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. This event provides another opportunity for you to bring any questions, concerns or issues straight to the Office of the Environmental Advocate. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. More
Issues: DEPEventHealth
Newsletters WVEC August 20, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 12
Despite summer slowly coming to an end, there are many exciting events to look forward to. WV Environmental Council, WV Citizen Action Group, WV Climate Alliance and WV Highlands Conservancy are hosting events soon that will allow you to get involved and learn about our environment and how to protect it. Find more details in the articles below! More
Issues: EventJust transitionLegislationState parks
Action Alerts WVEC August 18, 2021
August 24: ‘Climate, Jobs and Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future’ – Registration Open!
The West Virginia Climate Alliance is hosting 'Climate, Jobs and Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future' on Tuesday, August 24th from 7 to 8:30 pm via Zoom. Learn about the impacts of climate change, where climate policy currently stands in Congress, and how federal policy could directly benefit West Virginians.  More
Issues: Climate changeJust transition
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition August 3, 2021
Experimental Mine Proposed Near Snowshoe

Public Hearing on Experimental Underground Mine on Aug. 5

Our friends in Pocahontas and Randolph Counties are organizing to protect their water from a proposed experimental mine. You can support residents through their current action alert.

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Issues: PollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC July 19, 2021
URGENT: WV Water Protections Under Revision – Act by 6PM July 19
A recent a policy decision by the WVDEP related to water quality standards creates a loophole to allow industries to dump more toxins in our source water. This proposal is part of a second round of human health criteria revisions – the portion of our water quality standards that protects our health from dangerous pollutants like cancer causing toxins, chemicals known to cause birth-defects, and poisons like cyanide. Submit comments on the proposal today! More
Issues: DEPPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC July 1, 2021
Some important (and fun) events coming up
WV New Jobs Coalition, WV Citizen Action Group and SEUI are hosting the Democracy, Jobs and CARE-a-van Summer Jam: For the People concert series! The next event is Friday, July 2 in Beckley from 5-8 p.m. Join to celebrate together and take action for DEMOCRACY, JOBS and CARE! FREE FOOD, MUSIC and Family FUN! More
Issues: Climate changeDemocracyWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition June 16, 2021
Your Comments Needed on Mountain Valley Pipeline – Act by June 22
Your comments needed by June 22! The Mountain Valley Pipeline has applied for a Water Quality Certification from the WV Department of Environmental Protection. This permit is required by Section 401 of the Clean Water Act to ensure that a project can meet water quality standards. The WVDEP has the authority to approve, approve with special conditions, or deny MVP’s application. More
Issues: PipelinesWater
Action Alerts WVEC June 15, 2021
This Thursday – Town Hall With WV DEP Environmental Advocate – All Welcome
Just two days until our first in a series of town halls with the WV Department of Environmental Protection's Environmental Advocate's Office. Have a concern in your community about clean air or water, oil and gas development, Freedom of Information Act requests and how to file them? Bring your question or concern. Or just listen in to the conversation.  More
Issues: DEPEvent
Newsletters WVEC June 11, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 11
Now that the Legislative Session is behind us we have returned to a bi-monthly newsletter. We hope that you will sign up for alerts and newsletters from our member groups to help you stay informed. There is no shortage of events and actions to take to help protect our environment! More
Issues: Climate changeDemocracyPollutionWater
Legislative Updates WVEC April 16, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 10
Welcome to our recap of the 2021 Legislative Session! The 60 days of the session were a whirlwind! We have a lot to report to you. More
Issues: Clean electionsCoalLegislationOil and gasRenewable energyWater