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Newsletter article WVEC February 7, 2020
Monday’s Public Hearing for HB4615 Anti-Protest
Join citizens and organizations this Monday Morning to voice your opinion for the right to peaceful assembly in West Virginia, before it's too late! Monday, February 10th, House Chamber, 8:30 AM More
Issues: LegislationWVEC event
Newsletter article WVEC February 7, 2020
Halfway Done – A Bill Update
It’s Day 31 of Session which means we’ve made it halfway through! Whew! Be sure to follow our Bill Tracking for a more thorough, but we thought we’d give a short update on some of the bills we are watching More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCoalLegislationOil and gasWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 7, 2020
Solar News
There are several Solar bills moving through the WV Legislature this session. Hoppy Kerchavel even wrote an article dedicated to the importance of moving forward with renewable energy. Here is an update of where increasing Solar in West Virginia stands. More
Issues: Renewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC February 7, 2020
Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020 Press Conference
Yesterday Delegate Evan Hansen and Senator William Ihlenfeld held a press conference on the introduction of the Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020! See House bill 4542 here and Senate Bill 679 here. We were joined by a packed room of Legislators, press, and citizens. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 7, 2020
Good Government Lobby Day
Join WV Citizens for Clean Elections for our first ever Good Government Lobby Day in support of our Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform. We will be participating in the 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration of the WV Ratification of the 19th Amendment at the State Capitol. More
Issues: Clean elections
Legislative Updates WVEC February 7, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 5
Yesterday Delegate Evan Hansen and Senator William Ihlenfeld held a press conference on the introduction of the Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020! See House bill 4542 here and Senate Bill 679 here. We were joined by a packed room of Legislators, press, and citizens. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksOil and gasPollutionRenewable energyWaterWVEC event
Action Alerts WVEC February 7, 2020
Monday @ 8:30 AM – Public Hearing for HB4615 Anti-Protest 
Join citizens and organizations this Monday Morning to voice your opinion for the right to peaceful assembly in West Virginia, before it's too late! HB4615 “West Virginia Critical Infrastructure Protection Act” is an ALEC bill aimed at raising criminal and civil penalties for trespassing, actual damage and tampering, and conspiracy to peacefully protest near any of these infrastructures.  More
Issues: LegislationWVEC event
Action Alerts WVEC February 5, 2020
Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020 Press Conference: Thursday Feb 6
Please join Senator William Ihlenfeld (D-Ohio) and Delegate Evan Hansen (D-Monongalia) as they address Clean Drinking Water legislation that they have introduced in both houses. Special guests Harry Dietzler and Joy Gunnoe will join the representatives. More
Issues: WaterWVEC event
Action Alerts WVEC February 3, 2020
Power Purchase Agreements on Agenda this Wednesday!
We have been working hard to strengthen solar development in West Virginia and are excited to announce that our Senate Bill legalizing on-site Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) is on the Senate Economic Development agenda this Wednesday afternoon! More
Issues: Power purchase agreementsRenewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC January 31, 2020
Bills, Bills, Bills
It’s Day 24, 40% of the way through the regular session and we are tracking bills of all kinds! Here is a breakdown of SOME of our bills, broken down by topic, and any updates we have. More
Newsletter article WVEC January 31, 2020
West Virginians for Clean Elections Host Good Government Lobby Day
Please join West Virginians for Clean Elections for their first ever lobby day in support of our Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform on February 17. We will be participating in the Centennial Celebration of the WV Ratification of the 19th Amendment at the State Capitol. More
Issues: Clean elections
Newsletter article WVEC January 31, 2020
2020 E-Day a Success!
It was standing room only with more than 24 organizations turning out to fill the upper Rotunda on Tuesday! It was a great day of citizen lobbying on our legislative priorities with a focus on clean drinking water. More
Issues: EdayLegislationWVEC event
Legislative Updates WVEC January 31, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 4
West Virginia Environmental Council GREEN Legislative Update   View / Comment Online  Donate    Click an article title or thumbnail image to read the full article (text below is only an excerpt). More
Newsletter article WVEC January 24, 2020
Updates on the DEP’s Landfill Closure Assistance Program (LCAP)

It seems that most years, we are fighting to keep funds in the DEP’s Landfill Closure program. The bill that was taken up in House Government Org on Friday, HB4443, is meant to transfer $1 from the DEP’s Landfill “tipping” fee for waste that goes into landfill, taking it from $3.50 per ton to $2.50 per ton.

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Issues: Solid waste
Newsletter article WVEC January 24, 2020
Clean Elections: Ten Years Since Citizens United

This past Tuesday marks ten years since the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Citizens United v. the FEC. In the case, the Court ruled that corporations and other outside groups could not be restricted from spending money on elections. This led to the creation and growth of super PACs and the rise of dark money spending, increasing the power of the wealthiest donors and special interests to influence our elections.

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Issues: Clean elections
Newsletter article WVEC January 24, 2020
Fight for energy freedom – Urge West Virginia legislative leaders to support on-site PPAs

One of the West Virginia Environmental Council’s priorities this session is to see the passage of legislation that allows for a third-party solar financing vehicle called a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). PPAs will expand access to affordable renewable energy and create jobs in West Virginia. PPAs will help our communities, businesses, tax-exempt institutions, and low-income families go solar.

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Issues: Renewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC January 24, 2020
Tuesday, January 28 is E-Day
Join us at the State Capitol on Tuesday, along with over 20 environmental groups and advocates from across the state at this year's E-Day! Go here for the Facebook event. We will gather in the upper Rotunda on the Senate side from 9AM - 2PM. Come out and lobby your legislators on important legislation that impacting our drinking water, state forests, public lands, air, elections, and economy. More
Issues: WVEC event
Newsletter article WVEC January 24, 2020
19th Amendment Centennial Celebration

Please save the date for Monday, February 17. We will be participating the in the 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration at the State Capitol. It’s also President’s Day. If you have the day off, come lobby your legislators and help spread the word about the need to protect voting rights and fight the influence of money in politics. More details will be forthcoming. 

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Issues: Clean elections
Legislative Updates WVEC January 24, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 3
A new bill led by Delegate Hansen (D-Monongalia), called the West Virginia Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020, was introduced in the House as HB4542. WV Rivers and the West Virginia Environmental Council endorse this bill which aims to identify and reduce exposure to class of chemical toxins known as polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsHealthPollutionRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC January 24, 2020
Say No to HB 4443.
On Friday, the Health Government Organization committee is taking up HB 4443 - “Shifting funding from the Landfill Closure Assistance Fund to local solid waste authorities” This bill takes more money from the DEP, endangering our health and safety.  More
Issues: LegislationSolid waste
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