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Action Alerts WVEC May 17, 2022
Save the Date! 2022 Environmental Summit, September 24 and 25 in Morgantown
The 2022 Environmental Summit will bring together local and state environmental organizations, activists, and citizens in West Virginia to facilitate conversation around the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s environmental movement. Please plan to join us at the WVU Natural Resources Center in Morgantown for a beautiful (hopefully!) fall weekend of discussion, networking, food, music, bird watching, ziplining, and more! More
Issues: Event
Action Alerts WVEC April 7, 2022
Two Webinars Tomorrow, April 8 on Carbon Capture and Sequestration
There are two webinars tomorrow which both feature a conversation on Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) - a controversial concept considered by the WV Legislature this past session with a passage of HB 4491. More
Issues: Carbon capture & storage
Action Alerts WVEC March 23, 2022
March 26: WV DEP Public Meeting on Its Actions to Address Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Air Emissions in Kanawha County
We encourage you to attend this important public meeting to learn more about Ethylene Oxide (EtO) emissions. It will be an open-house format where you will need to be prepared to ask questions. More
Issues: DEPHealthPollution
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 8, 2022
Public Lands Privatization Bill on Senate Committee Agenda, TODAY at 3PM
A bill, HB 4408, is moving through the Legislature that expands and extends private leasing in all state parks and forests. Read our fact sheet. Private developers could build casinos, racetracks, amusement parks, ATV trails or similar developments on our state’s public lands. More
Issues: State parks
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 7, 2022
Storage Tank Bill on Senate Committee Agenda TOMORROW, 3/8
In a last minute push, HB 2598, the bill that would relax inspection requirements for certain oil and gas tanks located closest to our public drinking water intakes, has appeared on the Senate Energy, Industry, and Mining Committee agenda. Read our updated fact sheet on HB 2598. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksHealthPollutionWater
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Action Alerts WVEC March 6, 2022
Public Hearing Tomorrow, Monday, March 7 on SB 1: Creation of a Mining Mutual Insurance Company
Please plan to attend Monday's public hearing on Senate Bill 1 at 6PM in the House Chamber. SB 1 has passed the Senate and is now awaiting consideration for passage by the House. If passed, the bill would require a transfer of $50 million from the WV Department of Environmental Protection's budget to create a new fund called Department of Environmental Protection Mining Mutual Insurance Company Fund. More
Issues: Coal
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 24, 2022
Protect Our State Parks and Forests from Casinos, Racetracks, Amusement Parks, ATV Trails
Two bills are moving through the legislature that have similar provisions: to expand and extend the lease terms for private companies to develop and operate facilities and recreational activities for all of our state parks and forests. The bills give the Director of the WV Division of Natural Resources the sole authority to decide what kind of recreational activities and facilities can be developed by private companies on our state public lands, and can set those lease terms for a 50 year period. More
Issues: LegislationState parks
Action Alerts WVEC February 15, 2022
E-Day is Tomorrow – Join Us!
Our annual E-Day will be held virtually tomorrow, February 16 from 6:00 - 7:30PM. E-Day is free but registration is required. A $10 suggested donation goes toward supporting our 2022 lobby team. $50 or more gets you our latest t-shirt! More
Issues: EdayEventLegislation
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 14, 2022
Ensure WVDEP has Adequate Oil & Gas Inspectors to Protect Our Water
The DEP Office of Oil and Gas (OOG) has been forced to severely reduce its staff due to budget shortfalls. Currently, OOG only has 9 inspectors overseeing approximately 75,000 wells and 28,000 tanks across the state. That’s 1 inspector for every 8,000 wells. More
Issues: DEPOil and gasWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 8, 2022
Oil & Gas Exemption Bill on 2PM Agenda
With your help during the 2021 Legislative Session, we successfully defeated a bill that attempted to exempt oil and gas tanks from the state’s Aboveground Storage Tank Act. The ASTA is an important piece of legislation unanimously passed in 2014 designed to prevent another water crisis caused by a failed aboveground storage tank. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksHealthPollutionWater
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