Posts by Laura Davidson

Laura Davidson

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Action Alerts Laura Davidson April 5, 2017
What’s BUGGING us?
With only days left, we continue to fight hard to change the language of SB 687, a bill that would abandon the assessment of benthic macroinvertebrates (aka “bugs”) as the most scientifically sound way to measure a stream’s biological health from WV's narrative water quality standards.More
Action Alerts Laura Davidson April 3, 2017
We called and you listened!
We called and you answered! Advocates for clean water out numbered industry officials 26:3 in speaking out on SB 687! Help us keep the momentum going!More
Action Alerts Laura Davidson March 31, 2017
Let’s keep the momentum going!
There will be a Public Hearing on SB 687 at 8:00am on Monday, April 3, 2017 in the House Chamber. SB 687 would make our narrative water quality the weakest in the nation, and make it easier for the coal industry to get away with poisoning our streams.More
Issues: CoalLegislationPollutionSocial justiceWaterWVEC event
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Action Alerts Laura Davidson March 10, 2017
Calling all Water Warriors: Resist!
Join us Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:00am for the Public Hearing on HB 2811 in the WV House Chamber. Rise up with us, and resist these attempts to endanger our clean water supply!More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationNatural gasOil and gasPollutionRegulationSocial justiceWaterWVEC event
Legislative Updates Laura Davidson March 9, 2017
What’s going on, at the Capitol?
Water safety is one of our top priorities during the 2017 WV Legislative Session. In case you missed it, another water bill, HB 2811 was introduced on Tuesday. HB 2811 would add exemptions to the Aboveground Storage Tank Act, passed after the 2014 chemical spill by Freedom Industries into the Elk River that contaminated water for 300,000 in the Kanawha Valley. Stay tuned for more information on actions as we track this bill. More
Issues: Energy efficiencyLegislationOil and gasPollutionWater
Legislative Updates Laura Davidson March 1, 2017
And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’, and yet we FIGHT!
What an incredible week it has been! The week's not over, but WVEC staff, board, and supporters have covered a lot of ground.More
Issues: CoalDEPFrackingWaterWVEC event
Action Alerts Laura Davidson February 28, 2017
Get up, stand up; don’t give up the fight!
Thank you to everyone who showed up and spoke out yesterday for the Public Hearing and E-day and to everyone who has been making calls and writing letters to stop HB 2506 from moving forward! We need your help to keep the momentum growing! Send a letter to your Delegate, and urge them to vote no on this bill.More
Issues: LegislationSocial justiceWaterWVEC event
Action Alerts Laura Davidson February 26, 2017
URGENT ACTION: Public hearing tomorrow on the “cancer creek bill”!
A public hearing on HB 2506 is happening tomorrow at 8:30 am. If passed, HB 2506 would allow more cancer causing toxins to be dumped into our water supply. We need to stand together in force and make our opposition heard!More
Issues: EdayLegislationWaterWVEC event
Legislative Updates Laura Davidson February 23, 2017
We need you at the Capitol!
During week two of the West Virginia Legislature, we faced the House Judiciary Committee where HB 2506, a bill that would further endanger our already fragile drinking water supply, was railroaded through. We called and you answered! The fight is far from over. A Public Hearing on HB 2506 is scheduled for 8:30am on Monday, February 27, 2017, which is also E-Day! We need you again to show up and speak out!More
Issues: EdayEnergyLegislationNatural gasOil and gasPollutionRenewable energyWaterWVEC event
Action Alerts Laura Davidson February 21, 2017
Tomorrow: Show up and speak out!
We need your help! WV House Judiciary Committee is meeting tomorrow at 9:30 am on HB 2506, a bill that would further endanger our already fragile drinking water supply. HB 2506 is fast tracked, and we need you to show up and speak out to stop it.More
Issues: LegislationWater
Legislative Updates Laura Davidson February 20, 2017
2017 WVEC Legislative Priorities
Read up on the WV Environmental Council's 2017 legislative priorities.More