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The People's Foot
Newsletter article Bill Price March 19, 2015
Forward
The 2015 legislative session, for the most part is done. I want to thank every citizen who called, came to a hearing, talked to the Legislator, emailed, facebooked, held a sign, brought cookies, spoke to the press, or in any way helped out. I also want to extend a huge thanks to Conni Lewis, the Legislative coordinator and the lobby team of Rob Goodwin and Vickie Wolfe who stayed at it to the bitter end. Add to that the progressive lobbyists who were present in the face of a strong wind to blow us backwards, but who never failed to try to move WV forward. Everyone tried and all worked hard. More
Issues: Category ACoalMountaintop removalWater
Newsletter article Conni Lewis January 18, 2015
Introducing the New Lobbying Team
To go along with a significantly new Legislature, the Environmental Council has assembled a significantly new lobby team. The introductions are short, you will know us by our work. More
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Newsletter article Bill Price January 18, 2015
Evolution! Change! Transition!
Evolution! Change! Transition! We see this everywhere we turn. In nature, in our personal lives, and even in our families the one thing that is consistent is that there is change. And so it is with the WV Environmental Council. More
Blog Don Alexander November 28, 2014
Notes On Using WVEC’s New Website
This post describes the re-organization/upgrade of WVEC’s website and offers a few tips on how to navigate the new site (as well as information of interest to potential contributors or commenters). More
Blog Vickie Wolfe October 30, 2009
Why Coal-to-Liquids is a Bad Idea
by Vickie Wolfe We’re hearing a lot these days about so-called “clean coal” technologies, one of which is a process for producing liquid fuel for use in motor vehicles. The fact is, however, that of all the things that can be done with coal, this is the worst—for a number of reasons. First, the process that […] More
Issues: Lifeboat Earth
Blog Vickie Wolfe October 29, 2009
What is “Sustainable Development”?
by Vickie Wolfe Sustainable development is defined as “Paths of economic and social progress that meet the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to fulfill their own needs.” It might help to compare it with most people’s goal for retirement savings: ideally, they would like to be able to accumulate enough […] More
Issues: Lifeboat Earth
Blog Vickie Wolfe October 28, 2009
Bottled water or tap?
by Vickie Wolfe Is our tap water truly so contaminated that it’s really necessary to buy bottled drinking water? Probably not, if it comes from a regional or municipal distribution system (e.g. West Virginia American Water). This water must meet certain quality standards set forth in the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The legal limits for contaminants […] More
Issues: Lifeboat Earth
Blog Vickie Wolfe October 26, 2009
What Pollutes Our Water?
by Vickie Wolfe Here’s another quiz for you: Which of the following represents the greatest water pollution problem in the U.S.? discharges from power plants urban and agricultural runoff industrial discharges sewage Correct answer: b. A common misconception is that industry, untreated sewage, etc. are the primary sources of water pollution in the U.S. The federal Clean Water […] More
Issues: Lifeboat Earth
Blog Vickie Wolfe October 25, 2009
Reducing Our Ecological Footprint
by Vickie Wolfe Here’s a little quiz for you:  Rank the following actions in order from GREATEST to SMALLEST positive impact on the environment: (a) Becoming a vegetarian (b) Recycling (c) Having fewer children (d) Driving a more fuel-efficient vehicle A similar question to this one appears on the quiz I give my introductory biology […] More
Issues: Lifeboat Earth