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Blog WVEC January 9, 2023
2023 Legislative Priorities
Community Solar, Orphaned Gas Well Responsibility, Adequate funding for inspectors for the WV DEP Office of Oil and Gas, Mineland Reclamation, Advanced Nuclear, Hydrogen Hub/CCS, Aboveground Storage Tank Legislation, Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality Standards/Triennial Review, Public Lands, Clean Elections/Voter Protection legislation More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsDEPOrphaned wellsPollutionReclamationRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC January 7, 2023
Community Solar on Energy Committee Agenda Monday – Tune In!
Great news!! The Joint Energy Committee will take up Community Solar on Monday, January 9, sometime between 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Listen in to hear industry representatives present how Community Solar can benefit West Virginia by providing economic investment and creating local jobs. More
Issues: LegislationRenewable energy
Action Alerts WVEC January 4, 2023
WV DEP Holding Two Public Meetings on Union Carbide Ethylene Oxide Permit
On Monday, January 9 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's (WVDEP) Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will hold an in-person public meeting to provide information and answer questions regarding Union Carbide Corporation Institute’s draft Title V operating permit renewal for the operation of its Distribution System for Ethylene Oxide, located at 250 Carbide Road, Dunbar, WV. More
Issues: DEPHealthPollution
Action Alerts WVEC December 21, 2022
Please Consider a Year-End Donation to Support Our 2023 Lobby Team!
We have our lobby team in place and are ready to work at the State Capitol to protect the water we drink and the air we breathe. And, as in every year before, we can’t do it without your help. While our work is year-round, the session is when we spend most of our budget. More
Issues: Legislation
Action Alerts WVEC December 13, 2022
Join Swingstein and Robin at the Empty Glass THIS Thursday, 12/15
Join Swingstein and Robin at the Empty Glass THIS Thursday, 12/15. All tips will be graciously donated to The West Virginia Environmental Council to help support our work! We hope to see you there to enjoy a night of music and environmental action! More
Issues: EventMusic
Action Alerts WVEC November 29, 2022
Support West Virginia Environmental Council this Giving Tuesday 11/29
Thank you for your continued support of the West Virginia Environmental Council and our mission to advocate for environmental protections. We hope that you are doing well and are getting excited for the holiday season. More
Action Alerts WVEC November 11, 2022
Take this quick action by Mon, 11/14 @ 4pm to request a public hearing on the Union Carbide-Institute Ethylene Oxide permit renewal!
Please take this quick action by Monday, November 14th at 4pm (Eastern) to send a letter to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to request a public hearing on the Union Carbide-Institute Ethylene Oxide permit renewal. More
Issues: DEPPollution
Action Alerts WVEC November 10, 2022
Rally to Protect Upper Cheat Old Growth Forest November 14 1:00 pm
I'm asking you to join us at the Rally to Protect Upper Cheat Headwaters and Old-Growth Forest. The Upper Cheat River is a treasure within the Monongahela National Forest. The forest provides clean drinking water and flood protection for communities, wildlife habitat for endangered species, and miles of trails to explore the outdoors. Despite that, the Forest Service is pushing forward a poorly planned project that would clearcut large swaths of this critical area. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Blog WVEC November 3, 2022
Rally to Protect Upper Cheat River
On November 14th, community members, friends of wildlife, climate activists, outdoor enthusiasts, and more will gather at Elkins US Forest Service Office at 1pm to call for a lasting, durable rule that protects mature and old-growth forests on federal lands as a cornerstone of US climate policy. More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletter article WVEC November 2, 2022
2022 Environmental Summit a Success! Work Continues on November 21
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make the 2022 Environmental Summit a success! Over 70 people attended the Summit September 24 and 25 at the WVU Natural Resource Center in Morgantown. More
Issues: Event
Newsletter article WVEC November 2, 2022
Save the Date for E-day 2023!
If your group is interested in having a table at E-Day, please email Participation is free. Our lobby team will help you set up meetings with your legislators and find your way around the Capitol. More
Issues: EdayEvent
Newsletters WVEC November 2, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 13
Midterm elections are right around the corner on November 8th! Early voting is open until November 5th. Visit to find your early voting location, confirm your Election Day polling place and answer any of your voting questions!  More
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Blog WVEC November 1, 2022
2023 Legislative Priorities
Community Solar - promote access to affordable renewable energy through a solar facility subscription service where customers can purchase an interest in a solar facility and use credits against their electric utility costs. More
Issues: Energy efficiencyRenewable energyState parksWater
Blog WVEC October 25, 2022
2023 Lobby Team Job Openings
The West Virginia Environmental Council (WVEC) is hiring its 2023 lobby team to provide contracted services between January 11, 2023 – March 11, 2023. Team roles will include a communications coordinator and up to two lobbyists. More
Issues: Opportunity
Action Alerts WVEC October 24, 2022
Support Community Solar
Currently, many West Virginians want to go solar, but can’t due to shaded roofs, lack of homeownership, cost, etc. Community solar makes it possible for anyone with an electricity bill to save with solar and gives folks the freedom to choose where their energy comes from. But unfortunately, these programs are not legal in West Virginia—yet!   More
Issues: Renewable energy
Action Alerts WVEC October 20, 2022
Energy, Jobs & Justice: Candidate Forum
You are cordially invited to attend and participate in our Energy, Jobs & Justice: Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  More
Issues: Event
Action Alerts WVEC October 6, 2022
Upcoming Events
There are several events coming up in October you may be interested in. More
Issues: Event
Action Alerts WVEC September 28, 2022
Energy, Jobs, and Justice Candidate Forum at WVU Tomorrow Night, September 29
Join the West Virginia Climate Alliance, the WVU Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, West Virginia Citizen Action Group, the WVU Student Sierra Coalition, the WVU Environmental Law Society, the West Virginia Environmental Council, and the West Virginia New Jobs Coalition for a candidate forum on Thursday, September 29 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  More
Issues: EventLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC September 15, 2022
Please Register by Monday, September 19 for the 2022 Environmental Summit
The 2022 Environmental Summit kicks off this Saturday, September 24 at the WVU Natural Resource Center just outside of Morgantown! We are excited about the agenda we have planned for you and look forward to an exciting weekend ahead. More
Issues: Event
Action Alerts WVEC September 9, 2022
Summit Just Two Weeks Away / COVID Protocols and Silent Auction Items Announced!
Register today to attend the 2022 Environmental Summit on September 24 and 25 at the WVU Natural Resource Center outside of Morgantown! See agenda hereMore
Issues: Event
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