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Legislative Updates WVEC March 13, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 9
It took us a few days to decompress to compile everything that’s happened over the last 60 days. Here’s a breakdown of the most important bills we worked on. Tagged: Aboveground tanks, Legislation, Renewable energy, Water More
Legislative Updates WVEC February 28, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 8
Right now on the House floor the utilities are holding their own bill hostage rather than allow third-party financing for solar energy in the form of power purchase agreements (PPAs) that would benefit our state’s residents, communities, and small businesses. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksOil and gasOrphaned wellsPower purchase agreementsRenewable energy
Legislative Updates WVEC February 21, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 7
This week has been BUSY! We’ve got a new section on our Bill Tracking called REMAINING BILLS. There you can track the bills we have left as of Day 45 — it will be updated with notes over the weekend! Below is a shorthand list of where we’re at. More
Issues: CoalOil and gasRenewable energyWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 14, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 6
The Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform is a set of common sense policy solutions that can help put our government on a path to solve problems that affect us all. This is not about Democrat vs. Republican; this is about fixing a broken system, and moving toward a government that’s more transparent, accountable, and responsive to the needs of ALL West Virginians. More
Legislative Updates WVEC February 7, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 5
Yesterday Delegate Evan Hansen and Senator William Ihlenfeld held a press conference on the introduction of the Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020! See House bill 4542 here and Senate Bill 679 here. We were joined by a packed room of Legislators, press, and citizens. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksOil and gasPollutionRenewable energyWaterWVEC event
Legislative Updates WVEC January 31, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 4
West Virginia Environmental Council GREEN Legislative Update   View / Comment Online  Donate    Click an article title or thumbnail image to read the full article (text below is only an excerpt). More
Legislative Updates WVEC January 24, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 3
A new bill led by Delegate Hansen (D-Monongalia), called the West Virginia Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020, was introduced in the House as HB4542. WV Rivers and the West Virginia Environmental Council endorse this bill which aims to identify and reduce exposure to class of chemical toxins known as polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsHealthPollutionRenewable energyWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 17, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 2
So far, we are already tracking SO many bills! Many of the bills are carried over from last year, including two versions of the Power Purchase Agreement bill–the PPA bill we are working on hasn’t been introduced yet! We see a lot of carryover relating to landfills, public lands, and solar. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsLegislationOrphaned wellsWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 10, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 1
Karan Ireland is back for her third year as the lobby team coordinator. She was the past Program Director for Solar United Neighbors of West Virginia, a non-profit focused on increasing solar energy accessibility in West Virginia. More
Issues: LegislationWVEC event
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Legislative Updates WVEC April 10, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 9: Legislative Wrap-up
For 75 days- including for one week prior to and a week following the end of the recent 60 day regular session of the WV legislature- lobbyists for the WV Environmental Council (WVEC) walked the hallways of the capitol, attended uncounted legislative committee meetings, schemed with lobbyists from allied social justice organizations, encouraged citizens “back home” to contact legislators in support of environmental law sanity- all in an effort to recruit political support for WVEC’s 2019 legislative agenda. More
Issues: LegislationLoggingRenewable energyWater
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GREEN Legislative Updates  from 2012 and earlier are available below.  [Get a PDF viewer here]

2012
January 13  20  27
February 3  10  20  24
March 5
2011
January 14  21  28
February  4 11 18  25
March 4
April 8

2010
January 7  15  22  29
February 5  12  19  26
March  5  29

2009
February 13  20  27
March 6  13  20  28
April 3
May 15
2008
January 11 18  25
February 1  8  15  26
March  1
April 4
2007
January 12  26
February  2  9  16  23
March  6  12  21
2006
January 13  20  27
February 3  10  17  24
March 3
April 5
2005
February  11  18  25
March 4 11 18  25
April 1
May 18
2004
January  16  23  30
February  6  13  20  27
March  5
May 12
2003
January  10  17  24  31
February  7  14  21  28
April  10
2002
January  18  25
February  1  8  15  21
March   1  15
2001
February  16  23
March  2  9  16  23  30
April  6  13