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Blog WV Rivers Coalition May 16, 2020
WV Rivers to Host Climate and Water Webinar Series
West Virginians are seeing the effects of the changing climate and researchers across the state are studying what it means for West Virginia. Over the next few weeks, WV Rivers will be highlighting these scientists and their research through our virtual Climate and Water Lunch & Learn Series. During the live webinars, you’ll learn first-hand from the researchers on the front line of the climate crisis. More
Issues: Climate changePollutionWater
Blog WVEC April 27, 2020
Outreach Coordinator & Interim Lobbyist Position Description
The West Virginia Environmental Council (WVEC) seeks a part-time outreach coordinator and interim lobbyist. More
Blog Don Alexander December 30, 2019
Can you please support us with a year-end contribution?
We have our lobby team in place and are ready to work at the State Capitol to protect the water we drink and the air we breathe. And, as in every year before, we can’t do it without your help. More
Issues: EdayWVEC event
Blog WVEC January 7, 2019
2019 West Virginia Environmental Council lobbying priorities
Water protection including updating state water quality standards with EPA recommended human health criteria, Advance renewable energy options including Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), Protect public lands, including prohibiting commercial logging in State Parks to preserve the integrity and intent of State Parks... More
Issues: Clean electionsLegislationOil and gasRenewable energyState parksWater
Blog WVEC December 11, 2018
Blackwater Canyon Threatened by Huge Energy Storage Facility
A huge, industrial “pumped storage” proposal has raised its head again in Tucker County – this time not in Canaan Valley, but impacting the iconic Blackwater Canyon. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPollutionWater
Blog WVEC November 16, 2018
Movie and Discussion: ‘What Lies Upstream’
Saturday, November 17, 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Moundsville More
Issues: HealthOil and gasPollution
Blog WVEC June 21, 2018
Appalachia’s $84 Billion Secret: China and the U.S. are planning a massive petrochemical hub in West Virginia.
The biggest energy project you’ve never heard of commonly goes by the acronym ASTH—the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub. This massive petrochemical hub in West Virginia and Pennsylvania would be the largest infrastructure in the region’s history, consisting of hundreds of miles of pipelines, fracked gas processing facilities, and underground storage of petrochemicals and fracked gas liquids. More
Issues: FrackingHealthOil and gasPipelinesPollutionWater
Blog WVEC April 18, 2018
Sow some wild seeds on Beech Fork State Park’s Overlook Trail April 21
Nature enthusiasts are invited to help sow wildflower seeds at Beech Fork State Park Saturday, April 21, during a hike on the Overlook Trail with Master Naturalist Fred Tackett. More
Issues: State parks
Blog WVEC April 10, 2018
Kanawha State Forest Features Nature Walks on April 14
The Kanawha State Forest Foundation will host the annual Osbra Eye Spring Nature Walks on April 14 at Kanawha State Forest near Charleston. The event will feature nine guided nature walks, including two that involve hands-on activities designed to help connect children with the natural environment. More
Issues: State parks
Blog WVEC April 3, 2018
Make It Shine Cleanup Days
Make It Shine Cleanup Days at Beech Fork, Watoga, and North Bend State Parks, and Cabwaylingo State Forest invite volunteers to participate in your parks. More
Issues: State parks
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