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Newsletter article  September 1, 2022
Action opportunity: Sign on to Indian Creek Watershed Association Petition against MVP 
Tell Congress: West Virginians Say NO to Senator Manchin's side deal. Don't Give the Flawed and Failing Mountain Valley Pipeline a Free Pass. Sign the petition hereMore
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article  July 8, 2022
Cheap Electricity and Expensive Coal-Fired Power
The West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) is establishing a task force to look into ways to reduce energy costs. The task force was initiated after a request by the West Virginia Coal Association to look into how to keep the coal-fired power plants running more often, however the PSC established the task force with a much broader scope. More
Issues: CoalEnergy
Newsletter article  July 8, 2022
WV SORO Has Published New Materials 
West Virginia Surface Owners Rights Organization has published new materials and resources on their website! More
Issues: Oil and gas
Newsletter article  May 2, 2022
Wild and Wonderful Women of West Virginia Event
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is having a Mother's Day-themed event called Wild + Wonderful Women of West Virginia. The month of May will determine the fate of the  Reconciliation package; therefore May is the time to influence Senator Manchin. About 56% of Senator Manchin’s supporters are women and he would not be in office if it wasn’t for women.  More
Newsletter article  May 2, 2022
West Virginia Students’ Share Climate Messages with West Virginians
West Virginia middle and high school students have important messages to share with West Virginians about climate change—from reducing greenhouse gasses to increasing our use of green energy to talking about climate change with family and friends. More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletter article  May 2, 2022
A WV Climate Time Capsule 
The WV Climate Time Capsule began as a contributing activity by the League of Women Voters of West Virginia (LWVWV) to a climate rally sponsored by the WV Climate Alliance in October of 2021.  The contents contain contributions from multiple organizations, research on alternative energy technologies, articles that document current events that are shaping our climate future, correspondence and more.  More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletter article  March 18, 2022
WV DEP Announces Public Forum on Ethylene Oxide Emissions to Take Place March 26 in Dunbar
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is holding a community open house to provide information and update the public on its actions to address Ethylene Oxide (EtO) air emissions in the western areas of Kanawha County. More
Issues: DEPHealthPollution
Newsletter article  March 4, 2022
SB 694 on Forced Unitization Is OK
Methane gas originates in shale formations laid down eons ago. Over the eons some of it creeps towards the surface and is sometimes trapped on its way upward in a porous and permeable sandstone formation that is topped with a denser cap rock formation above it to keep it from migrating further upward. More
Issues: Forced poolingFrackingOil and gas
Newsletter article  February 11, 2022
West Virginia Cannot Afford to Cut the Severance Tax (Again)
West Virginia legislators are currently considering whether to—once again—cut the state’s already low severance tax. This would prove costly and harmful to our state budget. More
Issues: CoalLegislationOil and gas
Newsletter article  February 4, 2022
Adequate Funding Needed for WVDEP Office of Oil & Gas
An increase in funding for WV Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas (OOG) inspectors would be increased thanks to an annual $100 per year fee on every well that is active if HB 2725, sponsored by Delegate Evan Hansen, is passed. More
Issues: Oil and gasPollution
Newsletter article  January 28, 2022
An Update from WVDEP on Ethylene Oxide
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is providing the below updates on its actions to address Ethylene Oxide (EtO) in the Kanawha Valley. This information, as well as previous steps taken by the WVDEP, can be found on the agency's EtO web page. More
Issues: HealthPollution
Newsletter article  December 17, 2021
Solutions for West Virginia Outside of Infrastructure Deals
Thanks to President Biden, West Virginia will receive billions of dollars in infrastructure funds.  However, if the state’s track record holds true, much of the money will be squandered on projects of little lasting benefit to those in most need of help.  More
Issues: CoalDEPOil and gasWater
Newsletter article  April 2, 2021
ALERT! Tell Legislators Not to Cut the Budget for WV DEP Oil and Gas Well Inspectors
The staffing level of the DEP Office of Oil and Gas was cut from 40 to 25 positions last year due to a budget deficit. There is now only 1 oil and gas inspector for every 7000 oil or gas wells and their associated tanks in West Virginia.  On top of that, the House of Delegates passed, and the Senate is considering, H.B. 2598 that will drop inspection of 800 oil and gas well tanks by the Division of Water and Waste Management. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksWater
Newsletter article  April 2, 2021
Reimagine Appalachia Workshop – April 7
This engaging webinar will give grassroots community advocates the tools they need to influence their local elected officials and make bold investments in Appalachia possible. More
Issues: Event
Newsletter article  March 26, 2021
Guest Column: Saving West Virginia’s Environment Through a Paint-Recycling Program
The Business & Marketing students at Princeton Sr. High School (Mercer County, West Virginia) are currently working on a Business Plan that involves the safe collection of water-based latex paint and containers that could ultimately be recycled for reuse.  More
Issues: Recycling
Newsletter article  March 19, 2021
Member Group Spotlight: Eastern Panhandle Green Coalition
The Eastern Panhandle Green Coalition is a non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the quality of life for all residents of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia through community education on environmental and political issues; scientific policy research and advocacy; grassroots organizing and coalition building; leadership development; direct citizen action; and media outreach.  More
Issues: LegislationSocial justice
Newsletter article  March 5, 2021
Energy Efficient WV Seeking Executive Director
Energy Efficient West Virginia is hiring a dynamic, forward-thinking leader to take EEWV into the coming decade. Preference is given to candidates with fundraising/development experience, comfort working with industry leaders and business owners, and familiarity with energy policy. EEWV is a 10-year-old nonprofit coalition of individuals, businesses, and organizations seeking to grow the energy efficiency industry in the state. The position is full time. More
Issues: Opportunity
Newsletter article  February 12, 2021
The Mapping Inequality Project
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching the Environmental Justice (EJ) and Systemic Racism Speaker Series by featuring The Mapping Inequality Project on March 4, 2021 at 1:00-2:00 pm EST. This unique collaboration created a foundational resource for unprecedented research, education, organizing, and policy advocacy on redlining and current environmental challenges. More
Issues: Social justice
Newsletter article  December 13, 2020
Keeping the DEP Accountable in the Eastern Panhandle
The book released earlier this year by West Virginia University Press, I’m Afraid of That Water: A Collaborative Ethnography of a West Virginia Water Crisis, was profiled in the October edition of GREEN. This collection of stories from the 2014 Elk River chemical spill and ensuing water crisis highlight the importance of protecting the quality of the water supply. More
Issues: Water
Newsletter article  December 11, 2020
Building a Resilient Food and Agriculture System in the Mountain State
Do you know where your food comes from? Do you know who grew it? How many fossil fuels were consumed to produce, process, transport, and store the food that sits on your shelf? At the center of these questions lies irreversible impacts to our environment, and at the same time, changing the answer to these questions personally does not solve the issue. More
Issues: Climate change
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