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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
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
Action Alerts WVEC September 28, 2021
Register now for our Annual Meeting next Thursday
Please join us next Thursday, October 7 from 6-8 pm on Zoom for great music, an opportunity to hear from West Virginia environmental advocates and legislators, as well as an update on our legislative priorities for the 2022 session. More
Issues: EventLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC September 24, 2021
Crunch Time Quick Action: Urge Senator Manchin To Include Climate Action in the Reconciliation Package
House and Senate Democrats have come to agreement on most aspects of the reconciliation package with one exception: climate change.  Hanging in the balance is Senator Joe Manchin's opposition to the Clean Electricity Performance Program, which will pay electric utility companies for adopting clean energy sources and penalize ones that don't adopt clean energy by at least 4 percent a year. More
Issues: Climate changeRenewable energy
Action Alerts WVEC September 20, 2021
Learn More about Your Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals: EPA Virtual Public Hearing on Ethylene Oxide Emissions This Thursday
Tune in this Thursday, September 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. when the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the WV Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will provide information and answer questions about ethylene oxide (EtO) air emissions in the Kanawha Valley coming from chemical plants located in Institute and South Charleston. More
Issues: EPAPollution
Document WVEC September 20, 2021
Questions for EPA on Ethylene Oxide Emissions
September 23 Virtual Public Hearing on Ethylene Oxide Emissions More
Issues: EPAPollution
Action Alerts WVEC September 9, 2021
Register Today for WV DEP Town Hall – September 16 from 5:30 – 7:00PM
We are exactly one week out from our second town hall with WVDEP's Environmental Advocate's Office on September 16 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. This event provides another opportunity for you to bring any questions, concerns or issues straight to the Office of the Environmental Advocate. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. More
Issues: DEPEventHealth
Newsletter article WVEC August 20, 2021
Climate, Jobs & Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future
WV Climate Alliance is hosting ‘Climate, Jobs & Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future’ on August 24 at 7-8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn what Congress is considering for climate solutions, how climate policy can benefit West Virginia and the devastating impacts of the climate crisis.  More
Issues: Climate changeEventJust transition
Newsletter article WVEC August 20, 2021
WVDEP’s Environmental Advocate’s Office Town Hall
Another important event we’re hosting is coming up on September 16. Please register now for our second town hall with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Advocate’s Office. This meeting is an opportunity for the public to ask questions directly to DEP representatives or relay any issues or concerns happening in the state. We ask that you register in advance, and come prepared with any question you may want to ask. If there are any questions the DEP cannot answer during the meeting, one of us will follow up with you after the meeting. More
Issues: Event
Newsletter article WVEC August 20, 2021
WVEC Annual Meeting October 7 via Zoom
We have changed the date and format of our annual meeting, which is now happening on October 7th from 6-8pm. Due to the rise in COVID cases in all counties, we find it safest to hold a virtual event instead of our originally planned in-person hybrid event.  More
Issues: EventLegislation
Newsletters WVEC August 20, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 12
Despite summer slowly coming to an end, there are many exciting events to look forward to. WV Environmental Council, WV Citizen Action Group, WV Climate Alliance and WV Highlands Conservancy are hosting events soon that will allow you to get involved and learn about our environment and how to protect it. Find more details in the articles below! More
Issues: EventJust transitionLegislationState parks
Action Alerts WVEC August 18, 2021
August 24: ‘Climate, Jobs and Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future’ – Registration Open!
The West Virginia Climate Alliance is hosting 'Climate, Jobs and Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future' on Tuesday, August 24th from 7 to 8:30 pm via Zoom. Learn about the impacts of climate change, where climate policy currently stands in Congress, and how federal policy could directly benefit West Virginians.  More
Issues: Climate changeJust transition
Action Alerts WVEC July 19, 2021
URGENT: WV Water Protections Under Revision – Act by 6PM July 19
A recent a policy decision by the WVDEP related to water quality standards creates a loophole to allow industries to dump more toxins in our source water. This proposal is part of a second round of human health criteria revisions – the portion of our water quality standards that protects our health from dangerous pollutants like cancer causing toxins, chemicals known to cause birth-defects, and poisons like cyanide. Submit comments on the proposal today! More
Issues: DEPPollutionWater
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