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Action Alerts WVEC June 6, 2023
Join the WV Sierra Club for a free picnic!
You're invited to the WV Sierra Club's Hike and Picnic in New River Gorge National Park on Saturday, June 10! Experience the wonders of West Virginia's natural beauty and connect with fellow nature lovers. More
Issues: EventState parks
Action Alerts WVEC June 2, 2023
Calling all Changemakers!
The West Virginia Environmental Council is gearing up for the 2024 legislative session with several crucial campaigns, and we need your support to make a real impact. And there is even a greater sense of urgency now that the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been exempted from judicial review, placing it above the law and risking our lands and waters. More
Issues: LegislationMethaneRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC May 22, 2023
Tell Biden: Reject the unjust approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline
Earlier this month, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin introduced The Building American Energy Security Act of 2023. This legislation changes how federal agencies handle energy projects and takes the dangerous and unprecedented step of requiring agencies to issue all permits within 30 days for the Mountain Valley Pipeline without further public involvement and without judicial review. More
Issues: Pipelines
Newsletter article WVEC May 12, 2023
Tell DNR What You Want in our State Parks!
Your emails and calls worked! The State rejected all three proposals for Cacapon State Park. Now, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources wants your input about future development in our wild and wonderful State Parks and public lands.  Please take a few minutes and complete the survey. More
Issues: State parks
Newsletters WVEC May 12, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 10
Happy May! Now that the legislative session is over, we will be releasing a bi-monthly newsletter. Watch your inbox for updates on our upcoming campaigns, action alerts and more. Remember to check out our calendar for a comprehensive list of meetings and events. Stay engaged, and join us in making a difference! More
Issues: Climate changePollutionState parksWater
Action Alerts WVEC April 19, 2023
Deadline extended! Say NO to the Pleasants Power Station bailout.
Take Action Now! Deadline extended and public hearing added! Join West Virginians for Energy Freedom on Thursday, April 20th at 3:30pm in Charleston for a public hearing at the Public Service Commission offices. More
Issues: CoalPower purchase agreements
Action Alerts WVEC April 11, 2023
Say NO to the Pleasants Power Station Bailout
If you are a Mon Power or Potomac Edison customer, we need your voice now! Submit your comments to the West Virginia Public Service Commission opposing the Pleasants Power Station bailout before April 14th. Take Action! More
Issues: EnergyPollution
Newsletter article WVEC March 17, 2023
2023 Legislative Session is in the History Books: A Recap!
This week’s session recap is organized by bills passed throughout the session, followed by bills that failed to make it over the finish line. We have summarized each and included the accompanying bill number.  More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article WVEC March 17, 2023
Save the Date for E-Day 2024!
Join us for Environmental Day at the West Virginia State Capitol on Tuesday, February 13, 2024! Thank you to all of the incredible groups from all corners of the state for being a part of E-Day 2023. More
Issues: Eday
Newsletter article WVEC March 17, 2023
Upcoming events!
The IRA Roadshow is Heading Your Way! March 23: Conversation on Headwaters May 5 and May 6: The 2023 Cheat River Festival More
Issues: EventWater
Legislative Updates WVEC March 17, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 9
The 2023 Legislative session is over, and what an exciting and dramatic ride it was! Over the past 60 days, we faced intense moments and challenges, but with your support, we pushed positive bills and defeated harmful ones. In this edition, our lobby team, Lucia Valentine, Maria Russo, and Jillian Welsh, provide a final update on the bills we followed. More
Issues: EventLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC March 8, 2023
Urgent: Tell Senate Finance NO on Costly Nuclear Bill
At any time, the Senate Finance Committee is set to consider HB 2896, which aims to designate West Virginia as an agreement state with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC). However, this move could result in a financial burden of at least 9 million dollars for the state over the next 4-8 years. More
Issues: Nuclear energy
Action Alerts WVEC March 6, 2023
Urgent: Senate Committee to Take Up Nuclear Bill Today
While it has not included it on its agenda for today, the Senate Economic Development Committee plans to take up HB 2896 at 2 PM TODAY. This legislation seeks to make West Virginia an agreement state with the US NRC. HOWEVER, Section F of the bill could open West Virginia to nuclear waste dumps. More
Issues: Nuclear energyPollutionSolid waste
Newsletter article WVEC March 3, 2023
Environmental Day 2023 at the Capitol! 
The West Virginia Environmental Council (WVEC) was thrilled to invite environmental advocates, community groups, students, and concerned individuals to the Capitol this past Tuesday, February 28th, for Environmental Day 2023, our first in-person E-Day since 2020. Serving as a voice at the legislature since 1989, More
Issues: Eday
Newsletter article WVEC March 3, 2023
Weekly Round-Up
This week at the legislature was a busy one! As we approach the LAST week of session, the pressure is on to get bills that crossed over out of committee considered on the floor.  Halfway through the session, we changed our format from a weekly round-up to a breakdown of bills that are still alive that we are working on getting passed and those we are trying to defeat, along with steps you can take.  More
Issues: CoalDEPNuclear energyPublic landsWater
Legislative Updates WVEC March 3, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 8
Welcome to our last newsletter of the 2023 Legislative Session! The session ends at midnight on March 11. We will keep you posted next week via action alerts as we head into the final hours. More
Issues: DEPEdayEnergyPFASPublic landsWater
Action Alerts WVEC March 1, 2023
Protect Our Drinking Water
The PFAS Protection Act, HB 3189, is expected to be voted on Tuesday, March 7 by the Senate Government Organization Committee. This bill will require the state to immediately identify and reduce PFAS at the source and establish required limits on PFAS discharges into our drinking water sources. This bill helps hold polluters responsible for cleaning up and preventing further contamination of our drinking water sources. Tell members of the Senate Government Organization Committee you want them to pass HB 3189, the PFAS Protection Act, to help protect our drinking water sources! More
Issues: HealthPFASWater
Action Alerts WVEC February 27, 2023
WV DEP Holding Public Meeting on Ethylene Oxide Monitoring: Thursday, March 2, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Over the past year, the WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has held a series of public events around its fenceline monitoring project and announced last week that it had signed a collaborative agreement with Union Carbide Corporation’s Institute facility to reduce ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions. It also announced it has published its final report on its monitoring project. To learn more, please attend this week's in-person public meeting on Thursday, March 2, from 6-8 pm. More
Issues: DEPEthylene oxideHealthPollution
Action Alerts WVEC February 27, 2023
E-Day at Capitol TOMORROW!!
ou’re invited to our 2023 Environmental Day (E-Day) at the WV State Capitol! Take advantage of this opportunity to advocate for your community! This year's advocacy day will be held tomorrow, February 28th, from 9 am to 2 pm. More
Issues: EdayEventLegislation
Newsletter article WVEC February 24, 2023
Join WVEC this Tuesday for E-Day!!
You’re invited to our 2023 Environmental Day (E-Day) at the WV State Capitol! Take advantage of this opportunity to advocate for your community! This year's advocacy day will be held on February 28th from 9 am to 2 pm. E-Day will bring together environmental groups, concerned citizens, and policymakers to discuss critical environmental issues, promote legislation, and build relationships.  More
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