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Action Alerts WVEC January 17, 2022
January 20 E-Day Cancelled Due to Covid Concerns
Due to COVID cases among members of the WV legislature, we have decided to cancel E-Day for this Thursday, January 20. We still hope to have an in-person lobby day or a virtual event during this legislative session and will keep you posted. More
Issues: Event
Newsletter article WVEC January 14, 2022
Legislative Agenda for 2022 Session
The West Virginia Environmental Council works closely with our member groups to ensure environmental protections throughout West Virginia. We have been an active voice at the Capitol for over 30 years and have focused heavily on clean water, clean air and protecting our public lands. Here’s a look at our legislative agenda for the 2022 Legislative Session. More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article WVEC January 14, 2022
Welcome, Lucia!
Hello! My name is Lucia Valentine and I am going to be lobbying with the West Virginia Environmental Council during the 2022 legislative session. My passion and work are dedicated to the intersection of climate justice and advocacy. Growing up in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, I am proud to be from the Mountain State and have been no stranger to the negative environmental impacts of heavy industry on my state.  More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article WVEC January 14, 2022
January 18: Advanced Nuclear Energy Informational Session
Join environmental and labor groups on Tuesday, January 18th from 6pm to 7:15pm for an informational session on both the benefits and risks of repowering coal plant sites for advanced nuclear energy development or small modular reactors (SMRs) in West Virginia followed by a presentation from state legislators on the political landscape around proposed nuclear legislation and a Q&A discussion. More
Issues: Nuclear energy
Legislative Updates WVEC January 14, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 1
Happy New Year!  The 2022 legislative session kicked off Wednesday and is off to a dizzying start! This year the WVEC will be represented by Hannah King and Lucia Valentine. We are so excited to have them work on our legislative priorities and speak out for our members like you. Please read on for more about what we will be watching for this year. More
Issues: EventLegislationNuclear energy
Action Alerts WVEC December 21, 2021
Rally with us: Let Manchin know West Virginia is paying attention!
In case you missed it, Senator Manchin revealed over the weekend that he is currently a NO on the Build Back Better Act. This is devastating news for West Virginians - this bill is a tremendous opportunity for the Mountain State. The sweeping legislation will provide tax credits to address the climate crisis; extend child tax credits; provide for reductions in health care costs for seniors; provide assistance for child care; and many other provisions to help West Virginians throughout the state. More
Issues: Climate changeHealthLegislation
Newsletter article WVEC December 17, 2021
Save the Date for E-Day!
Join us at E-Day at the State Capitol on January 20! We are looking forward to seeing everyone face-to-face this year!  More
Issues: Event
Newsletter article WVEC December 17, 2021
Remembering Frank Young
The environmental community in West Virginia lost a great advocate, friend, and fighter two weeks ago on December 2, 2021. Frank Young was a founding member of the West Virginia Environmental Council, which was created to advocate for strong environmental policies at the Legislature. His journey as an environmental advocate began at a young age when he saw what the coal companies were doing to the area where he grew up. He was committed to protecting and preserving the environment and fought hard to help progressive legislation pass at the Legislature.  More
Newsletters WVEC December 17, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 14
The 2022 legislative session is right around the corner!  Our lobby team will be in-person this year at the Capitol working hard to represent our members, people who want clean air to breathe and clean water to drink, and will be dedicated to educating legislators on our legislative priorities. More
Action Alerts WVEC December 4, 2021
Register Now for WVDEP Town Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 5:30pm
Please join us for our third town hall with the WVDEP’s Environmental Advocate’s Office next Tuesday, December 7th via Zoom. The meeting will be from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. and is an opportunity for you to ask questions or bring concerns to the attention of the DEP.  More
Issues: DEPEvent
Action Alerts WVEC November 15, 2021
Urge Senator Manchin to Take the Lead on Climate Action Now!
As the Build Back Better Act is believed to pass the House this week, it’s important that you reach out to Senator Manchin and let him know that we need climate action now. More
Issues: Climate changeLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC October 28, 2021
Halloween Rally for Climate Action on Saturday, 10/30 1:00 – 2:30PM Rain or Shine!
Join us Saturday, October 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m, for a HALLOWEEN RALLY for CLIMATE ACTION, in front of the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse Building, 300 Virginia St. E., in downtown Charleston WV.  More
Issues: Event
Blog WVEC October 26, 2021
Join Our 2022 Lobby Team
The WV Environmental Council is currently accepting applications for our 2022 lobby team. The 2022 legislative session will run from January 12 - March 12, 2022. Send any questions to info@wvecouncil.org. More
Issues: Opportunity
Action Alerts WVEC October 19, 2021
Call on WV Senate Confirmations Committee to Fully Vet Industry Appointees to Our Regulatory Agencies
In August, Governor Justice appointed the former and current heads of the Coal Association to prominent positions: to the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Public Energy Authority (PEA). The PSC regulates how our electric utilities work, among other things, and the PEA is a formerly-defunct body that has the power to use public money to buy energy infrastructure, including power plants. More
Issues: CoalDemocracyEnergy
Newsletter article WVEC October 15, 2021
Climate Rally: October 30
Please save the date for an in-person Climate Rally in Charleston on Saturday, October 30. The rally will be held early afternoon and we will get the exact time to you as soon as possible. Costumes welcome but not required! Join us to urge Senators Manchin and Capito to include crucial climate action legislation in the infrastructure bill currently being debated in the U.S. Senate! More
Issues: Climate changeEvent
Newsletter article WVEC October 15, 2021
Ethylene Oxide: What’s Happened and What’s Next
If you aren't familiar with this issue, according to an air toxins report released by the EPA (NATA), 6 of the 90 census tracts for the highest cancer risks were in the Kanawha Valley. Two plants, located in South Charleston and in Institute, are the big emitters that have contributed to ranking Kanawha County 10th for highest cancer risks in the United States.  More
Issues: HealthPollution
Newsletter article WVEC October 15, 2021
Recap of Annual Meeting
Our annual meeting happened last Thursday evening and was filled with lots of great conversation, an update on our legislative priorities, and a great discussion of important topics from our wonderful panelists. More
Issues: Event
Newsletters WVEC October 15, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 13
Happy fall! We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who joined in on our annual meeting last Thursday. It was great to see everyone and we are looking forward to the next time we can see you all in person. Thank you to everyone who has donated. More
Issues: Climate changeEventPollution
Action Alerts WVEC October 5, 2021
Good Conversation, Live Music, and Prizes @ WVEC Annual Meeting Thursday Evening – Register Now!
We are looking forward to seeing you Thursday night at 6pm. Our annual meeting will include a great conversation from our panelists, an intermission of live music from West Virginia folks, a preview of our legislative priorities for the 2022 session, and an opportunity for you to win two cool prizes! Registration is free, but a donation of $10 is suggested and appreciated. More
Issues: Event
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