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Action Alerts WVEC February 8, 2023
You’re Invited to E-Day at the Capitol!
Get ready for a day of citizen advocacy! Please join us for 2023 Environmental Day (E-Day) at the WV State Capitol! Our annual advocacy day will take place on February 28th from 9 am to 2 pm. More
Issues: EventLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC February 7, 2023
Calls Needed Today to Senate Outdoor Recreation Committee! Protect Our State Public Lands!
Our state public lands provide opportunities for peaceful and non-motorized recreation like hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and boating. Last week, Senate Outdoor Recreation Committee members considered amending SB 468 to allow off-road vehicles in ALL of our public lands, beyond the bill’s original intent, which was site specific to just Cabwaylingo State Forest. More
Issues: Outdoor recreationState parks
Newsletter article WVEC February 3, 2023
Actions Alerts and Online Events: Get involved today! 
Here's a quick overview of some of our members' action alerts and online events for you to join: The PFAS Protection Act, Mountain Valley Pipeline, Methane Lunch & Learn, Listening Session More
Issues: PFASPipelines
Newsletter article WVEC February 3, 2023
Weekly Round-Up 
Protecting Our Public Lands from Off-Road Vehicles, Keep Forever Chemicals (PFAS) from Polluting Our Drinking Water, Urge Adequate Funding for the Office of Oil & Gas Inspectors  More
Issues: Off-road vehiclesOil and gasPFAS
Newsletter article WVEC February 3, 2023
Ask Your Legislators to Fully Fund the DEP Office of Oil and Gas
This week, the West Virginia Senate and House energy committees passed SB448 and HB 3110, which provides funding to the Office of Oil and Gas (O&G) to increase the number of well inspectors. Both bills have advanced to their corresponding finance committees, where your help is needed! More
Issues: DEPOil and gas
Legislative Updates WVEC February 3, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 4
We are almost at the Legislative Session’s halfway point and things are getting busy! We are working hard to advocate for protecting our state's environment and ensuring that the voices of our communities are heard. Read on for ways to take action! More
Issues: DEPEdayLegislationOil and gas
Action Alerts WVEC February 1, 2023
Urge Your Legislators to Support Adequate Funding for WV DEP Oil and Gas Well Inspectors
Yesterday, the West Virginia Senate Energy, Industry and Mining committee passed SB448, which provides funding to the Office of Oil and Gas (O&G) to increase the number of well inspectors. A similar bill, HB 3110, will be taken up tomorrow, February 2, in the House Energy and Manufacturing committee.  More
Issues: DEPOil and gas
Newsletter article WVEC January 27, 2023
Weekly Round-Up
SB448 - Providing funding to the Office of Oil and Gas (O&G) for well inspections, was introduced in the Senate this week. Currently, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) Office of Oil and Gas only has nine inspectors responsible for over 75,000 wells. This bill would double the funding for this office and increase inspector numbers from 9 to around 20. More
Issues: DEPPFASRenewable energy
Legislative Updates WVEC January 27, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 3
Welcome back to the WVEC's weekly newsletter! Wrapping up all the action in January, we have our Weekly Round-Up on the bills we are tracking this legislative session and an action alert related to the PFAS Protection Act.  More
Issues: LegislationPFASRenewable energyWater
Newsletter article WVEC January 20, 2023
2023 Session Resources
We look forward to bringing you the session news every Friday evening, and you can also follow us for daily updates on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterMore
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article WVEC January 20, 2023
PFAS (Forever Chemicals) Lunch-and-Learn This Thursday, January 26
WV Rivers Coalition is hosting a 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinar this Thursday, January 26, at noon for folks to learn more about PFAS contamination in West Virginia’s water and the PFAS Protection Act.  More
Issues: HealthPFASPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC January 20, 2023
Weekly Round-Up 
This week marked the first full week of the legislative session, and the WVEC Lobby Team has been off to quite a busy start tracking bill progress, attending committee meetings, and watching floor sessions for both the House of Delegates and the Senate.  More
Issues: DEPHealthPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC January 20, 2023
Black Policy Day 2023!
Black Policy Day is coming to the Capitol on February 15! Join the WV Black Voter Impact Initiative and its partners for breakfast at the Cultural Center starting at 7:30 am, followed by activities and speakers related to the Black policy framework. More
Issues: EventLegislation
Newsletter article WVEC January 20, 2023
You’re Invited to E-Day at the Capitol!
The 2023 Environmental Day (E-Day) at the Capitol is fast approaching! Please join environmental groups from across the state for this annual advocacy day on Tuesday, February 28, from 9 am - 2 pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone face-to-face this year! More
Issues: EventLegislation
Legislative Updates WVEC January 20, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 2
Welcome to our Week 2 Legislative Update! Our hard-working lobbyists have compiled a summary of bills we are following in our Weekly Round-up.  More
Issues: LegislationPFASPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC January 13, 2023
Pixie dust or renewable must? The debate on community solar.
On Monday, January 9, the Joint Standing Committee on Energy (Interim) met for the final time before the start of the 86th legislative session. The hot-button topic on the agenda: community solar.  More
Issues: Community solar
Newsletter article WVEC January 13, 2023
Welcome, Jillian!
Hello! I am excited to join the West Virginia Environmental Council as their Communications Coordinator during the 2023 legislative session.  More
Newsletter article WVEC January 13, 2023
Join us for E-Day at the Capitol
E-Day is just around the corner on Tuesday, February 28! Please join environmental groups from across the state for this annual advocacy day at the WV State Capitol from 9 am - 2 pm in the Upper Rotunda House side. We are looking forward to seeing everyone face-to-face this year!  More
Issues: EventLegislation
Newsletter article WVEC January 13, 2023
Empty Glass fundraiser on 1/19
Join Swingstein and Robin at the Empty Glass Thursday, Jan. 19. All tips will be graciously donated to the WV Environmental Council to help support our work. Enjoy a night of music and environmental action! For more details please visit the Facebook event. More
Issues: Event
Newsletter article WVEC January 13, 2023
Welcome back, Lucia!
Hello! My name is Lucia Valentine, and I will be lobbying for a second time with the West Virginia Environmental Council (WVEC) during the 2023 legislative session. Outside of regular sessions, I work with WVEC as the outreach coordinator and interim lobbyist. More
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