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Newsletter article Hannah King January 28, 2022
Legislative Update – Week #3
It's the third week of the Legislature and quite a few bills we are following hit committee agendas and were voted on in both chambers. We have compiled a list of bills we’re following, both good and bad, and we will continue to update this list as we go. Read more below to see what's happening! More
Issues: LegislationNuclear energyPollution
Newsletter article Hannah King January 21, 2022
How to Stay Involved!
As we head into week 3 of the Legislative session, we encourage you to continue to reach out to your legislators and voice your opinion on bills. If you don't know who your legislators are, click this link to find your state representatives, as well as your representatives in Congress. While in-person meetings can be a very effective way to reach lawmakers, phone calls and emails also are essential, and a COVID-safe option. All legislator’s office numbers, phone numbers and emails are on the WV Legislature’s website. You can also listen and watch (most) committee meetings and House and Senate Floor sessions here. More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article Hannah King January 21, 2022
Legislative Update – Week #2:
As new bills are introduced, we will be adding them to this list, along with any updates or changes on current bills. If you have any questions or concerns about any legislation, please reach out to Hannah King ( or Lucia Valentine ( More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article Hannah King January 14, 2022
Welcome Back, Hannah!
Hi everyone! I am back and very excited for my second year of lobbying for the West Virginia Environmental Council. I’ve been working for E-Council over the last year as their Outreach Coordinator, so I’ve been building relationships and helping promote events with environmental groups and advocates across the state.  More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article Hannah King December 17, 2021
Recap of Interims & Expectations for the Legislative Session
After following interim sessions throughout the year, we got a preview of the environmental bills we are likely to see during the legislative session. We will be closely watching the idea of extracting rare earth minerals/elements from treating acid mine drainage, which is beneficial for our rivers and streams and will be profitable for those who take on the task of cleaning up the AMD. While there are many things that we will potentially support, we are gearing up for harmful bills that may threaten the safety of our water, air, public lands and more.  More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article Hannah King December 17, 2021
Join the 2022 WVEC Lobby Team!
The West Virginia Environmental Council (WVEC) is hiring its 2022 lobby team to provide contracted services between January 12, 2022 – March 12, 2022. Team roles will include a communications coordinator and up to two lobbyists. All positions are temporary, however, the WVEC is seeking a year-round, part-time communications and outreach coordinator and any of these positions could transition into that role for the right candidate. More
Issues: Opportunity
Action Alerts Hannah King November 30, 2021
Double Your Impact This Giving Tuesday!
Great news, Giving Tuesday is finally here! This means any donation you make will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 thanks to one very generous WVEC member. You can make your donation today or up until Friday for it to be matched!  More
Issues: Legislation
Action Alerts Hannah King November 18, 2021
Support the WVEC This Giving Tuesday, November 30, With a Matched Donation!
Thank you for your continued support of the West Virginia Environmental Council and our mission to advocate for environmental protections. We hope that you are doing well and are getting excited for the holiday season. More
Newsletter article Hannah King October 15, 2021
Coal Community Workgroup Listening Sessions Starting Very Soon!
The West Virginia House of Delegates has created a Coal Community Workgroup to focus on the revitalization and needs of West Virginia’s coal communities. The workgroup will be conducting listening sessions starting next week in 4 counties, including Marshall, Monongalia, Logan, and Raleigh Counties. More
Issues: CoalEvent
Newsletter article Hannah King February 19, 2021
Legislative Update 
Happy Friday! We are 9 days in and already have our hands full. Two bills we are taking swift action on: HB 2389, the water quality standards rule, and HB 2598, the above ground storage tank bill. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksPollutionWater
Newsletter article Hannah King February 12, 2021
Happy Session, Everyone!
The 1st session of the 85th Legislature began on Wednesday, February 10th. Since then, we have seen more than a dozen environmental bills introduced, some good, some not so good. Rob and I are keeping a close eye on everything, but we will need your help the next two months. More
Issues: HealthLegislationPollutionSolid wasteWater
Newsletter article Hannah King February 12, 2021
Meet the Lobby Team
Beginning his 31st year in the legislative process, Rob Casto joins the West Virginia Environmental Council lobby team for the 2021 Legislative Session. Rob brings to the job a considerable background in public affairs as a former senior staffer at the West Virginia Legislature and longtime government relations professional.  More
Issues: Legislation