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Action Alerts WVEC March 18, 2019
Tell Governor Justice: Veto SB 622 (Plus Another Shameless Appeal for Funds)
Despite the way practically every West Virginia voter, regardless of their party affiliation, feels about the state of our politics and money's role in it, West Virginia politicians charged ahead with SB 622 — the bill no one asked for. More
Issues: Clean elections
Action Alerts WVEC March 6, 2019
What Do We Want? Democracy! When Do We Want It? Now!
But some members of the WV Legislature have other ideas. The House of Delegates is set to vote on a major campaign finance overhaul bill that would allow even more big money into a system that already favors the wealthy and special interests. More
Issues: Clean elections
Action Alerts WVEC March 6, 2019
Urgent: Call Your Senators to Oppose Tax Cut for Coal Industry
Today at 3PM, the Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to take up a severance tax cut for the coal industry, a expensive proposal that will do little to nothing to create jobs while taking money from our schools, colleges, and communities. More
Issues: Coal
Action Alerts WVEC March 3, 2019
SB 163 fails to protect West Virginians with the best science
Late Friday, the House Judiciary Committee passed out the water quality standards rule (SB 163) without updates to human health protections. Delegate Barbara Fleischauer put forth a valiant effort to present and pass an amendment to include the updated protections, but it was voted down on a divided voice vote. That amendment was co-sponsored by Delegates Sammi Brown and Mike Pushkin – thank you to these clean water champions! More
Issues: Water
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
Action Alerts WVEC February 20, 2019
Take Action to Update Human Health Protection in WV’s Water Quality Standards – SB 163
Water quality and the rules that govern it have become a focus of the 2019 legislative session. One of the most controversial and contentious bills this session deals with outdated human health protections in West Virginia’s water quality standards. More
Issues: LegislationPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC February 18, 2019
Take Action on PPAs
Our lawmakers have a no-cost way to empower more West Virginians to benefit from affordable distributed energy. Current law forbids us from entering into Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to buy energy from renewable or alternative energy resources. Legalizing these agreements will help West Virginia communities, families, businesses, and nonprofits. More
Issues: EnergyRenewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC February 15, 2019
Go #WVProDemocracy on Presidents Day @ the State Capitol
Join West Virginia Citizens for Clean Elections at the State Capitol on Presidents Day to help promote the Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform. We’ll be in the Upper Rotunda, Senate side starting at 9 a.m. More
Newsletter article WVEC February 15, 2019
Help Prevent One of the Most (If Not the Most) Widespread Environmental & Property Rights Disasters in WV
One of, if not the most, widespread environmental and property rights disasters ever is now unfolding in West Virginia! WV-SORO needs your help to hold drillers responsible and keep this from happening. More
Issues: Oil and gasOrphaned wellsPollution
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
Action Alerts WVEC February 14, 2019
Water Policy News: Water Protection Bill Sent to House, Tracking Water Policy
Last week the West Virginia Senate voted to pass the water quality standards rule (SB 163) without updated protections for drinking water. The 20-12 vote advances the rule to the House. Thank you to the 12 Senators that voted no on the bill. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 9, 2019
Senate Votes on Water Bill – No Updated Health Protections
The West Virginia Senate voted Thursday to pass the water quality standards rule (SB 163) without updated protections for drinking water. The 20-12 vote advances the rule to the House. Read this article by the Charleston Gazette-Mail to learn more about the bill and its controversial passage through Senate Judiciary. More
Issues: HealthPollutionWater
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
Action Alerts WVEC February 4, 2019
The Modern Jobs Act (MOJO Act)
HB 2589, The Modern Jobs Act (MOJO Act), would enable large energy producers to access cheaper renewable energy so they can create and protect manufacturing jobs in the state. It would also invite modern tech companies to the state who have renewable energy targets. More
Issues: LegislationRenewable energy
Coal sunset
Newsletter article WVEC February 1, 2019
New tax credit recycles old tax credits; results still bad for WV
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: CoalOil and gas
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Newsletter article WVEC February 1, 2019
E-Day at the Capitol
Please plan to set up between 8:30AM and 9:30 AM. Tables, chairs, and easels provided in the upper rotunda outside the House and Senate chambers (lower rotunda is closed for repairs). We will also have PA systems and podiums, one for the House wing and one for the Senate. More
Issues: EdayWVEC event
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
Action Alerts WVEC January 29, 2019
Tell Senate Judiciary to Keep Human Health Protection Updates
This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to could vote on updates to West Virginia's water quality standards (SB 167) -- the rules that protect our water. More
Issues: DEPPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC January 25, 2019
E-Day at the Capitol
Thursday, February 7, 2019. Please plan to set up between 8:30AM and 9:30 AM. Tables, chairs, and easels provided in the upper rotunda outside the House and Senate chambers (lower rotunda is closed for repairs). We will also have PA systems and podiums, one for the House wing and one for the Senate. More
Issues: EdayWVEC event
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