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Action Alerts WVEC June 15, 2021
This Thursday – Town Hall With WV DEP Environmental Advocate – All Welcome
Just two days until our first in a series of town halls with the WV Department of Environmental Protection's Environmental Advocate's Office. Have a concern in your community about clean air or water, oil and gas development, Freedom of Information Act requests and how to file them? Bring your question or concern. Or just listen in to the conversation.  More
Issues: DEPEvent
Newsletters WVEC June 11, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 11
Now that the Legislative Session is behind us we have returned to a bi-monthly newsletter. We hope that you will sign up for alerts and newsletters from our member groups to help you stay informed. There is no shortage of events and actions to take to help protect our environment! More
Issues: Climate changeDemocracyPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC April 16, 2021
Recap of the 2021 Legislative Session
The 2021 Legislative Session has come to a close, and we worked hard throughout the last 60 days to stop the bad bills and help get the good ones through. We had some great wins, and some not-so-great losses.  More
Issues: Clean electionsCoalLegislationOil and gasRenewable energyWater
Newsletter article WVEC April 16, 2021
Budget Bill $$ for Environmental Programs
Going into this year’s session there were a lot of concerns regarding budget cuts to various agencies and programs for Fiscal Year 2022. While we all seem to focus our attention on legislative issues, the budget process plays a significant role in our ability to achieve our priorities. More
Issues: Legislation
Legislative Updates WVEC April 16, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 10
Welcome to our recap of the 2021 Legislative Session! The 60 days of the session were a whirlwind! We have a lot to report to you. More
Issues: Clean electionsCoalLegislationOil and gasRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC April 8, 2021
Please Call Delegates and Ask Them to Vote NO on Solar Bonding Bill
SB 492, the solar bonding bill, is on second reading today in the House. The bill would establish a program for bonding to reclaim abandoned wind and solar generation facilities. More
Issues: Renewable energy
Legislative Updates WVEC April 2, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 9
Welcome to the last newsletter of the 2021 Legislative Session. We are not done yet as the final 8 days of the session promise to be critical. (The session ends at midnight on Saturday, April 10).  More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEventLegislationOpportunityWater
Newsletter article WVEC April 2, 2021
Facts Behind HB 2598 and Number of Exempt Tanks by Affected County
Please call your Senate Judiciary Committee members on Monday and encourage them to vote NO on HB 2598. Read below for talking points and a list of oil and gas tanks by West Virginia county that would be exempted. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC April 2, 2021
Second to Last Week at the WV Legislature
Next Saturday, April 10, is the last day of the WV Legislative Session. We are still watching quite a few bills and there are still important actions to take! Click on article to read more. More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article WVEC April 2, 2021
Member Spotlight: Sierra Club West Virginia
Their statement of purpose is:  To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the Earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives. More
Action Alerts WVEC March 31, 2021
Today is Crossover Day when bills must pass their house of origin to stay alive
Here’s a quick recap of some bills we are still watching and how you can help. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEnergy efficiencyPower purchase agreements
Legislative Updates WVEC March 26, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 8
It’s been a crucial week at the WV Legislature and we hope you can take action on some of these important bills tomorrow or Monday (legislators will be working tomorrow). Several of them are currently before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Bills are also originating in committee so there is a lot to watch. Please keep making your calls and sending emails - thank you! More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationPower purchase agreementsWater
Newsletter article WVEC March 26, 2021
Busy Week at the WV Legislature: Here’s the Latest
We have compiled a list of bills we are following with updates and recommendations on actions you can take to help us out! More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCoalDEPEnergy efficiencyPower purchase agreementsWater
Newsletter article WVEC March 26, 2021
Member Spotlight: Conservation West Virginia
Conservation West Virginia is one of our newest member groups! The mission statement of Conservation West Virginia is: "Our families, our communities and our economy are all stronger when we take care of our natural heritage. More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article WVEC March 20, 2021
Legislative Update 
The environmental bills we are watching had little activity this week. The Water Quality Standards Rule, HB 2382, was quickly thrown onto the Senate Judiciary Committee agenda for Tuesday earlier this week, but was pulled off the agenda due to time constraints. This bill is now on the Judiciary Committee agenda for Monday, March 22 at 3 pm. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksPollutionWater
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Legislative Updates WVEC March 20, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 7
We just concluded week 6 at the legislature and not many bills we are watching moved this week. However, as we are well into the session, some important deadlines are coming up. Tuesday, March 16, is the last day for bills to be introduced in the House and March 22 is the last day for bills to be introduced in the Senate. March 28 is the last day for bills to be reported out of committees and March 31 is crossover day. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationPower purchase agreementsWater
Newsletter article WVEC March 12, 2021
Legislative Updates, Week 5
SB404, which would modify well work permits issued by the WV Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas was passed out of the House Energy Committee today and read for the first time on the floor. As mentioned earlier, the additional funds generated by this bill may be used to hire and retain additional inspectors. WVEC supports this bill and we hope to see it pass on Tuesday of next week and head to Governor Justice’s desk.  More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article WVEC March 12, 2021
Member Spotlight: Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
What we would do without our partners at the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC)? OVEC formed in 1987 to stop a toxic waste dump/incinerator proposed for a low-income community near Huntington, WV - the first of many victories to come.  More
Issues: FrackingMountaintop removalPollution
Legislative Updates WVEC March 12, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 6
Hi, everyone! We have concluded week 5 at the legislature, and are now past the half-way mark. Next week is the last week that bills can be introduced in the House and Senate. We are keeping a close eye on about 45 bills, many of which have not even made it to committee agendas, which is both good and bad. We saw two very bad bills pass the House this week, but one good bill, SB 404, made it through both chambers and is set to hit the Governor’s desk. More
Issues: EdayLegislationWater
Action Alerts WVEC March 9, 2021
2021 Virtual E-Day – Tomorrow Night, March 10!
The WVEC's annual E-Day will take place virtually tomorrow night, Wednesday, March 10, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. The agenda includes live music, a live auction of this Charly Hamilton print, and live updates from legislators and our lobby team More
Issues: EdayEvent
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