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Action Alerts WVEC November 8, 2018
GREEN Jam, November 20
Come on out to the West Virginia Environmental Council’s 18th annual pre-Thanksgiving Green Jam at the Empty Glass. Food, fun, and music! Musicians include Kodac Harrison, Chet Lowther, Andy Park, and more! E-Council will have its t-shirts on sale too! More
Issues: WVEC event
Action Alerts WVEC November 7, 2018
Lobbyist positions available
The WV Environmental Council (WVEC) is seeking lobbying proposals for full time legislative lobbying during the 2019 regular Legislative Session, which runs from January 9th through March 9th, 2019. More
Issues: Legislation
Action Alerts WVEC October 5, 2018
Reminder: WV Environmental Council Annual Meeting
This Saturday, October 6, 2018 for our annual meeting and fall Green Picnic. We will be selecting legislative priorities for 2019 and selecting officers and committees. The plan is to meet from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm and then gather for food and fellowship – and good music! More
Issues: LegislationWVEC event
Action Alerts WVEC September 25, 2018
Survey and Annual Meeting Reminder
In case you haven't had the opportunity, please take a minute to fill out the survey we have linked here. The WV E-Council wants to know what specific issues you want the lobby team to focus on in the lead up to, and especially during, the legislative session. Please complete this survey by this Sunday, September 30th. More
Issues: LegislationWVEC event
Action Alerts WVEC September 7, 2018
Survey of Environmental Lobbying Issues of Interest
In anticipation of our October 6 annual meeting, we have created a brief survey to find out what your organization cares about going into the 2019 legislative session. More
Issues: LegislationWVEC event
Action Alerts WVEC August 22, 2018
WV Environmental Council Annual Meeting
We are happy to ask you to save Saturday, October 6, 2018 for our annual meeting and fall shindig. The plan is to meet from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm and then gather for food and fellowship – and good music! More
Action Alerts WVEC July 7, 2018
Keep WV’s Water Safe – Act by July 10
WVDEP Needs to Hear from You on Water Protections. West Virginia’s Water Quality Standards are supposed to keep our water safe. Every three years the rules that govern what’s in West Virginia’s water undergo a revision process called the Triennial Review. West Virginia is in the midst of this process and WVDEP has released their proposed changes for public comment. More
Issues: DEPHealthPollutionWater
Blog WVEC June 21, 2018
Appalachia’s $84 Billion Secret: China and the U.S. are planning a massive petrochemical hub in West Virginia.
The biggest energy project you’ve never heard of commonly goes by the acronym ASTH—the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub. This massive petrochemical hub in West Virginia and Pennsylvania would be the largest infrastructure in the region’s history, consisting of hundreds of miles of pipelines, fracked gas processing facilities, and underground storage of petrochemicals and fracked gas liquids. More
Issues: FrackingHealthOil and gasPipelinesPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC April 22, 2018
WV Environmental Council needs YOU on Earth Day!
“Think Globally, Act Locally” was the theme of the first Earth Day in 1970. This is still a true guide to Greening our world. Of course, now that Climate Change has been identified as an extreme global crisis, our situation is even more critical than the polluted air, rivers and toxic dumps that spurred the 1970’s movement. More
Issues: WVEC event
Blog WVEC April 18, 2018
Sow some wild seeds on Beech Fork State Park’s Overlook Trail April 21
Nature enthusiasts are invited to help sow wildflower seeds at Beech Fork State Park Saturday, April 21, during a hike on the Overlook Trail with Master Naturalist Fred Tackett. More
Issues: State parks
Blog WVEC April 10, 2018
Kanawha State Forest Features Nature Walks on April 14
The Kanawha State Forest Foundation will host the annual Osbra Eye Spring Nature Walks on April 14 at Kanawha State Forest near Charleston. The event will feature nine guided nature walks, including two that involve hands-on activities designed to help connect children with the natural environment. More
Issues: State parks
Blog WVEC April 3, 2018
Make It Shine Cleanup Days
Make It Shine Cleanup Days at Beech Fork, Watoga, and North Bend State Parks, and Cabwaylingo State Forest invite volunteers to participate in your parks. More
Issues: State parks
Blog WVEC April 2, 2018
April 7 – Wildflower hike at Chief Logan State Park
LOGAN, W.Va. — The 35th annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at Chief Logan State Park. The popular hike commemorates local wildflower enthusiast and Logan Garden Club member, Sue Browning. More
Issues: State parks
Blog WVEC March 24, 2018
Visit WV State Parks
To promote our state parks and to celebrate the citizens’ victory in defeating the state parks logging bill, the West Virginia Environmental Council calendar will now include outdoor events in our state parks. Please get out and enjoy your state parks! If you know of an event that is not listed, please email info@wvecouncil.org More
Issues: State parks
Legislative Updates WVEC March 12, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 9
On the 10th day of the legislative session, I remember thinking, “wow, this is going to be a long sixty days.” But, as with anything, time flies when you’re having fun. Today is the last day of the 2nd session of the 83rd West Virginia Legislature, or “sine die.” The environmental bills we’ve been watching have either passed or died and all that’s left is to wait for the crack of the gavel at midnight. More
Issues: Forced poolingLegislationState parks
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Blog WVEC March 4, 2018
E-day Info
E-day tabling cancelled - click article for details. E-day! is Environmental Day at the Capitol is a WV Environmental Council tradition. This is our day to occupy, table, educate, stimulate, lobby and join folks from all over the state in the main hall of the Capitol. Don’t let this opportunity slip away. It’s time to make this legislature know what we are after. More
Issues: WVEC event
Newsletter article WVEC March 3, 2018
West Virginia Gas Companies Wined and Dined Lawmakers Before Scoring Favorable Fracking Legislation
A country club luncheon. A $130 steak dinner. A whiskey tasting. Dinner at an historic neo-Georgian mansion. These are just a few examples of the many occasions last year when oil and gas lobbyists wined and dined West Virginia state lawmakers on key committees that craft fossil fuel legislation. More
Issues: FrackingLegislation
Legislative Updates WVEC March 3, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 8
In a dramatic turn of events, SB 600 which would have allowed discounted utility rates for large industrial energy users, but would have raised residential rates, was defeated on the Senate floor on crossover. SB270 is also dead. More
Issues: EnergyLegislationLoggingWVEC event
Action Alerts WVEC February 28, 2018
WV Senate rejects SB 600
THANK YOU! In another victory for ratepayers, Senate Bill 600 failed to get a majority vote today in Charleston. While the bill was rejected, we know that the utilities are fighting for it and we don’t want to see SB 600 reconsidered today or tomorrow. More
Issues: EnergyLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC February 26, 2018
Senate President Carmichael and House Speaker Armstead: Consider Recommendations to Protect Public Drinking Water
In January, West Virginia Rivers and partners delivered a letter to Senate President Carmichael and House Speaker Armstead requesting that the 2017 recommendations of the Public Water System Supply Study Commission (PWSSSC) be considered by members of the Legislature. More
Issues: LegislationPollutionWater
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