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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
Legislative Updates WVEC March 2, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 8
We made it through Crossover Day and with just eight days left to go, we’re down to just a few bills left to monitor! Here is a rundown of our remaining bills and where they are currently located. More
Issues: CoalLoggingOil and gasState parksWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 22, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 7
Senate Democrats fought twice in as many days to protect public lands in West Virginia. After public outcry killed a bill last year that would have allowed logging in state parks, we were wondering when we’d see bills this session that would be introduced that might have the same effects–or worse. More
Issues: CoalLoggingWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 15, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 6
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
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsEnergyOrphaned wellsRecycling
Legislative Updates WVEC February 9, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 5
We are following so many bills, it would be hard to list them all here. However, here is a list that gives you an idea of the issues we are focused on and some actions you can take if you want to join us at the Capitol, or want to make a few calls from home. More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyOil and gasPollutionWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 1, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 4
WV SB 52 would "entitle natural resource producers to economic opportunity tax credit.” That sounds innocent and technical enough, but what this bill would actually do is slice the severance tax and corporate taxes on natural gas and coal companies by around 80%. More
Issues: Clean electionsDEPEdayEnergy efficiencyRenewable energy
Legislative Updates WVEC January 25, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 3
The Water Quality Standards Rule (SB167) moves onward to Senate Judiciary! After being pulled from the agenda to allow for a DEP Public Hearing on Water & Human Health, the senate EIM committee reconvened twice on Tuesday to debate and question the rule and its implications. More
Issues: EdayRenewable energyWaterWVEC event
Legislative Updates WVEC January 18, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 2
We continue to work hard to ensure that the DEP rule on water quality standards is as protective of human health as possible. More
Issues: Clean electionsOil and gasPollutionRenewable energyWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 12, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 1
One of our legislative priorities EVERY year is to protect drinking water. This year it is our top priority. One issue we are currently working on ensuring that the DEP’s water quality standards rule, which is undergoing a regular triennial review, includes the latest EPA-recommended guidelines relating to human health criteria. More
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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