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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
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 14, 2022
Ensure WVDEP has Adequate Oil & Gas Inspectors to Protect Our Water
The DEP Office of Oil and Gas (OOG) has been forced to severely reduce its staff due to budget shortfalls. Currently, OOG only has 9 inspectors overseeing approximately 75,000 wells and 28,000 tanks across the state. That’s 1 inspector for every 8,000 wells. More
Issues: DEPOil and gasWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 8, 2022
Oil & Gas Exemption Bill on 2PM Agenda
With your help during the 2021 Legislative Session, we successfully defeated a bill that attempted to exempt oil and gas tanks from the state’s Aboveground Storage Tank Act. The ASTA is an important piece of legislation unanimously passed in 2014 designed to prevent another water crisis caused by a failed aboveground storage tank. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksHealthPollutionWater
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition February 4, 2022
Save the Date: Virtual Legislative Update
Join WV Rivers for a Mid-Session Legislative Update on Thursday, February 24 at 7:00pm on Zoom. We'll provide updates on our policy priorities, and you'll hear directly from the Legislators working to advance them. A Q&A will follow the presentation.  More
Issues: EventLegislation
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition February 4, 2022
Tell Legislators to OPPOSE Exempting Oil & Gas Tanks Within ZCCs! 
Industry lobbyists are at it again trying to exempt oil and gas tanks from the Aboveground Storage Tank Act. This year, a few bills have been proposed that are similar to last year's rollback attempt - which you defeated!  More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition January 24, 2022
Action Alert: Water Quality Protections Up for Debate
The WV Legislature is considering revisions to human health protections within our water quality standards. These revisions are part of a rule proposed by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. More
Issues: HealthPollutionWater
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition January 14, 2022
WV Rivers is Hiring – Join Our Team!
We’re hiring a Staff Scientist! Autumn Crowe, who served as the Staff Scientist and Interim Program Director has been selected to take on the role of full-time Program Director. Congratulations, Autumn!  Now, we're seeking motivated candidates for the Staff Scientist position.  More
Issues: Opportunity
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition December 14, 2021
Call Senator Manchin TODAY & Tell Him to Keep Climate Action in BBB!
Join the West Virginia Climate Alliance TODAY for a statewide day of action on meaningful climate policy in the Build Back Better Act. More
Issues: Climate changeLegislation
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition December 3, 2021
Legislative Committee to Consider Water Quality Standards on Wednesday, Dec. 8
In our October e-newsletter, we shared information on the upcoming legislative session and highlighted one of our top legislative priorities – revisions to water quality standards. Now, we have our first call to action related to the revisions! More
Issues: HealthLegislationPollutionWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition October 22, 2021
Mountain Valley Pipeline Public Hearings – Nov. 1 and Nov. 4
The Army Corps of Engineers will be holding virtual public hearings on the Mountain Valley Pipeline for residents in West Virginia and Virginia. These hearings are on the pipeline's request to cross streams and wetlands - which means activities that dredge stream beds, dam creeks, drill under rivers, and destroy wetland soils. More
Issues: EventMVPPipelines
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition October 15, 2021
Two Virtual Public Hearings on Mountain Valley Pipeline: November 1 & November 4
The Army Corps of Engineers will be holding virtual public hearings on the Mountain Valley Pipeline for residents in West Virginia and Virginia. These hearings are on the pipeline’s request to cross streams and wetlands. More
Issues: Pipelines
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition October 1, 2021
Contact Senator Manchin & Tell Him to Invest in West Virginia’s Future!
Congress is in the midst of passing two important legislative packages, the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better Act. Together, they are referred to as the Build Back Better plan. More
Issues: Climate changeLegislation
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