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Newsletter article WVEC February 1, 2019
New tax credit recycles old tax credits; results still bad for WV
WV SB 52 would "entitle natural resource producers to economic opportunity tax credit.” That sounds innocent and technical enough, but what this bill would actually do is slice the severance tax and corporate taxes on natural gas and coal companies by around 80%. More
Issues: CoalOil and gas
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Newsletter article WVEC February 1, 2019
E-Day at the Capitol
Please plan to set up between 8:30AM and 9:30 AM. Tables, chairs, and easels provided in the upper rotunda outside the House and Senate chambers (lower rotunda is closed for repairs). We will also have PA systems and podiums, one for the House wing and one for the Senate. More
Issues: EdayWVEC event
Legislative Updates WVEC February 1, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 4
WV SB 52 would "entitle natural resource producers to economic opportunity tax credit.” That sounds innocent and technical enough, but what this bill would actually do is slice the severance tax and corporate taxes on natural gas and coal companies by around 80%. More
Issues: Clean electionsDEPEdayEnergy efficiencyRenewable energy
Action Alerts WVEC January 29, 2019
Tell Senate Judiciary to Keep Human Health Protection Updates
This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to could vote on updates to West Virginia's water quality standards (SB 167) -- the rules that protect our water. More
Issues: DEPPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC January 25, 2019
E-Day at the Capitol
Thursday, February 7, 2019. Please plan to set up between 8:30AM and 9:30 AM. Tables, chairs, and easels provided in the upper rotunda outside the House and Senate chambers (lower rotunda is closed for repairs). We will also have PA systems and podiums, one for the House wing and one for the Senate. More
Issues: EdayWVEC event
Legislative Updates WVEC January 25, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 3
The Water Quality Standards Rule (SB167) moves onward to Senate Judiciary! After being pulled from the agenda to allow for a DEP Public Hearing on Water & Human Health, the senate EIM committee reconvened twice on Tuesday to debate and question the rule and its implications. More
Issues: EdayRenewable energyWaterWVEC event
Action Alerts WVEC January 23, 2019
Good Day For Water at the WV Legislature
It was a tension-filled day at the Capitol when the Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee met on Tuesday to take up SB 167, revisions to West Virginia's Water Quality Standards. At stake were updated protections for toxins harmful to human health. More
Issues: LegislationPollutionWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 18, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 2
We continue to work hard to ensure that the DEP rule on water quality standards is as protective of human health as possible. More
Issues: Clean electionsOil and gasPollutionRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC January 17, 2019
WV DEP To Hold Water Quality Standards Human Health Criteria Meeting
Every three years the state DEP reviews rules surrounding the toxins in our drinking water. This last year, they recommended 56 updates, compared to the federal EPA’s recommended 94 updates. More
Issues: LegislationPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC January 13, 2019
Legislative Kick off blast at the Empty Glass
January 15, 2019 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Featured Musicians: Mike Pushkin, Andy Park, Karen Allen, That High Country Revival, and more. Food, Fun, and Music. $10 suggested donation More
Issues: WVEC event
Newsletter article WVEC January 12, 2019
Legislative Kickoff Blast
Please join us for our legislative kick-off blast! We would love to share our legislative priorities with you, have fun with you, and benefit from your kind donation! More
Legislative Updates WVEC January 12, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 1
One of our legislative priorities EVERY year is to protect drinking water. This year it is our top priority. One issue we are currently working on ensuring that the DEP’s water quality standards rule, which is undergoing a regular triennial review, includes the latest EPA-recommended guidelines relating to human health criteria. More
Newsletter article WVEC January 12, 2019
Water Quality Standards Rule
One of our legislative priorities EVERY year is to protect drinking water. This year it is our top priority. One issue we are currently working on ensuring that the DEP’s water quality standards rule, which is undergoing a regular triennial review, includes the latest EPA-recommended guidelines relating to human health criteria. More
Newsletter article WVEC January 12, 2019
Meet the Lobby Team
Karan Ireland is back for her second year as the lobby team coordinator. Prior to her work for the Environmental Council, Karan was the executive director of WV Solar United Neighbors More
Issues: Legislation
Blog WVEC January 7, 2019
2019 West Virginia Environmental Council lobbying priorities
Water protection including updating state water quality standards with EPA recommended human health criteria, Advance renewable energy options including Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), Protect public lands, including prohibiting commercial logging in State Parks to preserve the integrity and intent of State Parks... More
Issues: Clean electionsLegislationOil and gasRenewable energyState parksWater
Blog WVEC December 11, 2018
Blackwater Canyon Threatened by Huge Energy Storage Facility
A huge, industrial “pumped storage” proposal has raised its head again in Tucker County – this time not in Canaan Valley, but impacting the iconic Blackwater Canyon. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC December 11, 2018
ASH Belongs on the Ash Heap of Bad Ideas
The news about climate change keeps coming in, and it is dire. Meanwhile, West Virginia and federal officials are falling over themselves to promote a massive petrochemical build-out for our region. More
Issues: Appalachian Storage HubPollutionWater
Blog WVEC November 16, 2018
Movie and Discussion: ‘What Lies Upstream’
Saturday, November 17, 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Moundsville More
Issues: HealthOil and gasPollution
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
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