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Action Alerts WVEC July 26, 2023
Save the Date: WVEC Annual Meeting!
Mark your calendars! We're excited to announce the West Virginia Environmental Council's Annual Meeting from November 3rd to November 5th at Tygart Lake State Park in Grafton, WV. This gathering promises to be an inspiring weekend as we come together to set our legislative priorities for 2024, strategize for the future, and enjoy some fun outdoor activities. More
Issues: Event
Action Alerts WVEC July 21, 2023
Advocacy Webinar and More: Join us on July 26!
Please join us for WV Rivers’ “Legislative Update and Advocacy that Works” on Wednesday, July 26, at 7:00 pm via Zoom, featuring our very own Lucia Valentine as a speaker! If you’re interested in volunteering, this is the perfect opportunity to learn effective advocacy strategies and participate in our efforts. Have you filled out our volunteer survey yet? Now is the time! More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletters WVEC July 15, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 11
As we dive into the off-season, we want to emphasize the importance of citizen involvement. Your participation is critical to our cause. In this edition, we have exciting opportunities for you to get involved. More
Issues: Community solarOrphaned wellsPFASPipelinesSolar powerWater
Newsletter article WVEC July 15, 2023
Upcoming events!
WV Sierra Club, Wednesday, July 19 at 5 pm | Legislative Update and Advocacy That Works: Wednesday, July 26, at 7 pm | Join WV Rivers on Tuesday, August 1 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for a "Conversation on Headwaters" | Care Needed in Wilderness Areas | Catch up on recorded webinars! More
Issues: LegislationWater
Newsletter article WVEC July 15, 2023
Protect and Expand Solar in WV
Last week, WVEC and West Virginians for Energy Freedom hosted their first Community Solar 101 webinar. Thank you to everyone who attended; if you missed the webinar, please see the recording below!  More
Issues: Community solar
Action Alerts WVEC July 6, 2023
Tonight! Join a Public Hearing on Proposed Air Quality Legislative Rules
You’re invited to participate in a virtual public hearing organized by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Division of Air Quality (DAQ). This virtual hearing will focus on the proposed legislative rules for 2024. More
Issues: HealthOrphaned wellsPollution
Action Alerts WVEC July 5, 2023
Tomorrow! Join Our Community Solar 101 Webinar at Noon
Join us during your lunch hour to learn how community solar programs would benefit West Virginia! The Community Solar 101 Lunch & Learn will take place on Zoom tomorrow, July 6, from 12 - 12:45 PM. More
Issues: Community solarRenewable energy
Action Alerts WVEC June 22, 2023
Date Change! Join us for Community Solar Webinar on July 6
The Community Solar 101 Lunch & Learn Webinar has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 6, at noon..  Please join us as we discuss community solar, how it can expand affordable energy options, and its potential to attract employers and promote economic growth in West Virginia. More
Issues: Community solarRenewable energy
Action Alerts WVEC June 14, 2023
Protect Our Future! Complete our Volunteer Survey Today
If you have already taken the time to complete the survey, we appreciate your participation! And if you haven't taken action yet, please click this link to participate. More
Issues: LegislationMethaneRenewable energyWater
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
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