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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
Action Alerts WVEC January 26, 2022
Public Hearing This Friday on Lifting WV Nuclear Ban: 10AM in the House Chamber
There will be a public hearing on Friday, January 28 at 10:00AM in the House Chamber on HB 2882, a bill that would lift West Virginia's long-term ban on nuclear facilities in the state. Please come speak out on whether or not you think this is a good idea for West Virginia legislators to pursue. More
Issues: LegislationNuclear energy
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition January 24, 2022
Action Alert: Water Quality Protections Up for Debate
The WV Legislature is considering revisions to human health protections within our water quality standards. These revisions are part of a rule proposed by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. More
Issues: HealthPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC January 17, 2022
January 20 E-Day Cancelled Due to Covid Concerns
Due to COVID cases among members of the WV legislature, we have decided to cancel E-Day for this Thursday, January 20. We still hope to have an in-person lobby day or a virtual event during this legislative session and will keep you posted. More
Issues: Event
Action Alerts WVEC December 21, 2021
Rally with us: Let Manchin know West Virginia is paying attention!
In case you missed it, Senator Manchin revealed over the weekend that he is currently a NO on the Build Back Better Act. This is devastating news for West Virginians - this bill is a tremendous opportunity for the Mountain State. The sweeping legislation will provide tax credits to address the climate crisis; extend child tax credits; provide for reductions in health care costs for seniors; provide assistance for child care; and many other provisions to help West Virginians throughout the state. More
Issues: Climate changeHealthLegislation
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition December 14, 2021
Call Senator Manchin TODAY & Tell Him to Keep Climate Action in BBB!
Join the West Virginia Climate Alliance TODAY for a statewide day of action on meaningful climate policy in the Build Back Better Act. More
Issues: Climate changeLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC December 4, 2021
Register Now for WVDEP Town Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 5:30pm
Please join us for our third town hall with the WVDEP’s Environmental Advocate’s Office next Tuesday, December 7th via Zoom. The meeting will be from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. and is an opportunity for you to ask questions or bring concerns to the attention of the DEP.  More
Issues: DEPEvent
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition December 3, 2021
Legislative Committee to Consider Water Quality Standards on Wednesday, Dec. 8
In our October e-newsletter, we shared information on the upcoming legislative session and highlighted one of our top legislative priorities – revisions to water quality standards. Now, we have our first call to action related to the revisions! More
Issues: HealthLegislationPollutionWater
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