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Action Alerts WVEC February 28, 2018
WV Senate rejects SB 600
THANK YOU! In another victory for ratepayers, Senate Bill 600 failed to get a majority vote today in Charleston. While the bill was rejected, we know that the utilities are fighting for it and we don’t want to see SB 600 reconsidered today or tomorrow. More
Issues: EnergyLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC February 26, 2018
Senate President Carmichael and House Speaker Armstead: Consider Recommendations to Protect Public Drinking Water
In January, West Virginia Rivers and partners delivered a letter to Senate President Carmichael and House Speaker Armstead requesting that the 2017 recommendations of the Public Water System Supply Study Commission (PWSSSC) be considered by members of the Legislature. More
Issues: LegislationPollutionWater
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Action Alerts WVEC February 21, 2018
SB 600- Handouts to Industry; Who’s Looking Out for Ratepayers?
SB 600 offers discounted electric rates to industrial users and manufacturers whose rates, like everyone’s, have continued to skyrocket in the past few years. However, someone is going to have to make up the cost of these discounts and, per usual, it’s not going to be the utility shareholders. It’s going to be you and me. More
Issues: EnergyLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC February 20, 2018
Ask House Energy Committee to pass the LEEP Act!
HB 2534, the Local Energy Efficiency Partnership (LEEP) Act is in the House Energy Committee and must be passed by both the House Energy and Finance Committees before it can be voted on by the full House. Time is running out to get the bill passed and over to the Senate. More
Issues: Energy efficiencyLegislation
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
Issues: LegislationLogging
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
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
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
Action Alerts WVEC January 16, 2018
Save Our State Parks From Logging
A bill to allow commercial logging in West Virginia’s State Parks, Senate Bill 270, was introduced in the WV Legislature at the request of Governor Justice. This bill would end an 80-year ban on logging in West Virginia’s State Parks. Contact the Governor now, tell him you oppose lifting the logging ban! More
Issues: Logging
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