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Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition June 1, 2023
URGENT: West Virginians’ Rights Ignored! Act Now!
This weekend, our leaders in Washington told West Virginians that we are not worthy of equal protection under the law as they reached an agreement to raise the U.S. Debt Ceiling. This agreement compromised on a dirty deal that fast-tracks the approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline without further public participation or judicial review. More
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition April 18, 2023
BREAKING: Cacapon Park Public Hearing Postponed!
Thank you for contacting the decision-makers about the proposed mega RV park and private club amenities. Because of your messages and other groups' actions across the state, the State Park system has POSTPONED the public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, at 5 pm. Taking action makes a difference!  More
Issues: State parks
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition April 14, 2023
Urgent Action Needed: Protect Cacapon Park (Cancelled)
The State Park system is currently considering proposals to bring mega RV parks and private club facilities to Cacapon Resort State Park. These plans would bring 50 to 350 RV slots to mountainsides in the Park and will create high-end amenities not accessible to regular park visitors. More
Issues: State parks
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 3, 2023
Urgent! Tell Your Delegate to Vote ‘Yes’ on Floor Amendment to SB 468
The House of Delegates are considering the amended SB 468 that may open the door for off-road vehicles on state public lands. There is a floor amendment that will prohibit any new motorized ATV or off-road vehicle trail in our state parks, forests, and rail trails. The full House of Delegates will vote on this amendment tomorrow March 4.  More
Issues: Public lands
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition March 3, 2023
Upcoming Events from the WV Rivers Coalition
March 23: Conversation on Headwaters March 25:  Inflation Reduction Act Roadshow Webinar recordings: What is Blue Hydrogen?, Four Facts and Three Concerns about YOUR West Virginia Public Lands, Methane, Climate Change and Proposed EPA Regulations More
Issues: Climate changeEPAEventWater
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition February 24, 2023
Upcoming Events from the WV Rivers Coalition
February 25:  Inflation Reduction Act Roadshow, March 2: EPA to Hold Public Engagement Series on PFAS, March 2: WV DEP to Hold a Public Meeting on Ethylene Oxide Monitoring, March 23: Conversation on Headwaters, Webinar recordings: Four Facts and Three Concerns about YOUR West Virginia Public Lands, Webinar Recording: Methane, Climate Change and Proposed EPA Regulations More
Issues: EPAPFASPollutionPublic landsWater
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition February 17, 2023
Upcoming Events with the WV Rivers Coalition
February 23: What is Blue Hydrogen?  March 23: Conversation on Headwaters Webinar recordings: Four Facts and Three Concerns about YOUR West Virginia Public Lands.  Webinar Recording: Methane, Climate Change and Proposed EPA Regulations More
Issues: Climate changeEnergyPublic lands
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition February 10, 2023
Two Action Alerts from WV Rivers Coalition
Protect our drinking water Say no to off-road vehicles  More
Issues: Off-road vehiclesPFASPublic lands
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition February 10, 2023
Upcoming Virtual Events with WV Rivers Coalition
February 16: Four Facts and Three Concerns about YOUR West Virginia Public Lands February 23: What is Blue Hydrogen? March 23: Conversation on Headwaters More
Issues: EnergyPublic landsWater
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition January 27, 2023
Action Alert: Contact Members of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee – Protect My Drinking Water
Good news from the Capitol! SB 485, the PFAS Protection Act, has been introduced to the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee with bipartisan support!! Your advocacy asking for the co-sponsorship of the legislation designed to stop toxic chemicals from polluting our drinking water sources has worked! More
Issues: HealthPFASWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition January 17, 2023
Contact Your Legislators, Ask Them to Co-Sponsor the PFAS Protection Act
Each week of the legislative session, we share an easy action for clean water as part of Water Policy News, it only takes a few minutes and it is the most urgent call to action.  This Week's Easy Action: Contact your Legislators and encourage them to co-sponsor the PFAS Protection Act! More
Issues: HealthPollutionWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition September 23, 2022
Breaking News: Legislation Requires Immediate Authorization of Mountain Valley Pipeline
West Virginia is once again at the center of debate in Congress. Yesterday, legislation was released that changes how energy projects are handled by federal agencies and requires the immediate approval of construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline with no judicial review as part of a spending bill that Congress must pass by September 30, or the federal government will shut down.  More
Issues: PipelinesPollutionWater
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition September 1, 2022
Upcoming Listening Sessions 
WV Rivers wants to hear from folks about how they recreate within the Mon Forest! We’re continuing our series of informal listening sessions where visitors, residents, and tourists can share their experiences recreating in the Monongahela National Forest. We’d love to hear from you!  More
Issues: Event
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition September 1, 2022
Candidate Forum 
Join the West Virginia Climate Alliance, Marshall University, Citizen Action Group, Environmental Council, and League of Women Voters for a candidate forum on Tuesday, September 13 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. More
Issues: Event
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition May 2, 2022
Take the West Virginia Climate Pledge
WV Rivers launched the West Virginia Climate Pledge to increase awareness of climate change and grow a larger base of support for climate action in our state. Anyone that takes the pledge will receive a free sticker with artwork (attached) designed by Nichole Westfall to commemorate their commitment to climate action in West Virginia and beyond. More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition March 18, 2022
WV Rivers is Hiring an Ohio River Coordinator!
Are you the next member of our team? The Ohio River Coordinator will help build a network of allies working for clean water and healthy communities along the Ohio River. The Coordinator will organize diverse partners to drive grassroots actions that advance clean water policy. More
Issues: Opportunity
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 8, 2022
Public Lands Privatization Bill on Senate Committee Agenda, TODAY at 3PM
A bill, HB 4408, is moving through the Legislature that expands and extends private leasing in all state parks and forests. Read our fact sheet. Private developers could build casinos, racetracks, amusement parks, ATV trails or similar developments on our state’s public lands. More
Issues: State parks
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 7, 2022
Storage Tank Bill on Senate Committee Agenda TOMORROW, 3/8
In a last minute push, HB 2598, the bill that would relax inspection requirements for certain oil and gas tanks located closest to our public drinking water intakes, has appeared on the Senate Energy, Industry, and Mining Committee agenda. Read our updated fact sheet on HB 2598. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksHealthPollutionWater
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition February 25, 2022
A Casino at Watoga State Park? NO! Act Now
HB 4408, will be on third reading in the House on Monday, February 28 and would expand and extend private leasing in all state parks and forests. Read our fact sheet. More
Issues: LegislationState parks
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 24, 2022
Protect Our State Parks and Forests from Casinos, Racetracks, Amusement Parks, ATV Trails
Two bills are moving through the legislature that have similar provisions: to expand and extend the lease terms for private companies to develop and operate facilities and recreational activities for all of our state parks and forests. The bills give the Director of the WV Division of Natural Resources the sole authority to decide what kind of recreational activities and facilities can be developed by private companies on our state public lands, and can set those lease terms for a 50 year period. More
Issues: LegislationState parks
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