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Legislative Updates WVEC March 12, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 9
On the 10th day of the legislative session, I remember thinking, “wow, this is going to be a long sixty days.” But, as with anything, time flies when you’re having fun. Today is the last day of the 2nd session of the 83rd West Virginia Legislature, or “sine die.” The environmental bills we’ve been watching have either passed or died and all that’s left is to wait for the crack of the gavel at midnight. More
Issues: Forced poolingLegislationState parks
Legislative Updates WVEC March 3, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 8
In a dramatic turn of events, SB 600 which would have allowed discounted utility rates for large industrial energy users, but would have raised residential rates, was defeated on the Senate floor on crossover. SB270 is also dead. More
Issues: EnergyLegislationLoggingWVEC event
Legislative Updates WVEC February 24, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 7
SB 600 offers discounted electric rates to industrial users and manufacturers whose rates, like everyone’s, have continued to skyrocket in the past few years. However, someone is going to have to make up the cost of these discounts and, per usual, it’s not going to be the utility shareholders. It’s going to be you and me. More
Legislative Updates WVEC February 17, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 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
Legislative Updates WVEC February 9, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 5
West Virginia Environmental Council GREEN Legislative Update   View / Comment Online  Donate      More
Issues: Forced poolingLegislationLogging
Legislative Updates WVEC February 2, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 4
A lot of work has been happening to stop a bill that would allow commercial logging in state parks from making its way onto any committee agenda at the legislature. SB 270 (HB 4182) is a bill that its proponents say is about forest health, or revenue, or fire prevention- actually, we can’t keep up with all of their excuses! More
Issues: LegislationLoggingReclamationWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 26, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 3
Watch for upcoming Action Alerts containing more information about who to call on various issues. Last year, lobbyists and their political agents tried to rebrand forced pooling as “co-tenancy” and “lease integration” in an attempt to pull one over on West Virginia voters. On behalf of out-of state gas companies and their lobbyists, they’re back it with HB 4268. More
Issues: Forced poolingLegislationLogging
Legislative Updates WVEC January 19, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 2
The big news this week out of the Capitol is trees! Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher has outlined a plan to allow logging in state parks. Bills requested by the Governor to codify this plan have been introduced on both sides in the past week: SB 270 and HB 4182. More
Issues: LegislationLoggingWater
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Legislative Updates WVEC January 12, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 1
Statement from the President on WVEC Priorities. Meet WVEC's lobby team and Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance More
Issues: FrackingLegislationOil and gasPipelinesSocial justice
Legislative Updates Paul Dalzell March 30, 2017
GREEN Vol. 27 Issue 8
The war on water continues. 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