Category: Newsletter article

Individual articles for various ‘issues’ of newsletters (i.e., articles for a GREEN Newsletter or Legislative Update).

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Newsletter article WVEC April 10, 2019
Another Shameless Appeal for Funds
The West Virginia Environmental Council’s on-going presence at the state Capitol reminds our state legislators of the voices of regular citizens across the state, those of us who care about clean air and clean water, or as we were named this year, Rogue Environmentalists! More
Issues: WVEC event
Newsletter article WVEC April 10, 2019
WV E-Council Key Initiatives Bite the Dust
For 75 days- including for one week prior to and a week following the end of the recent 60 day regular session of the WV legislature- lobbyists for the WV Environmental Council (WVEC) walked the hallways of the capitol, attended uncounted legislative committee meetings, schemed with lobbyists from allied social justice organizations, encouraged citizens “back home” to contact legislators in support of environmental law sanity- all in an effort to recruit political support for WVEC’s 2019 legislative agenda. More
Issues: Clean electionsLoggingRenewable energyWater
Newsletter article WVEC April 10, 2019
Summary of bills followed by WVEC
Bills Passed, Bills Not Passed, Bills that Didn’t Get on Committee Agenda More
Newsletter article Ben Kessler March 2, 2019
A message from WV Citizens for Clean Elections
On Thursday, the Senate passed a major campaign finance overhaul bill that would allow even more big money into a system that already favors the wealthy and special interests. This bill now heads to the House of Delegates. More
Issues: Clean elections
Newsletter article Ben Kessler March 2, 2019
Senator Beach moves in for the kill
On Tuesday, a bill that would have allowed off-road vehicle use (4x4s) in our state parks and forests, was gutted. Senate Bill 676 would have directed the Division of Natural Resources to develop a comprehensive plan for public roads suitable for off-road recreation as well as creating a fund for off-road vehicle recreation. More
Issues: State parks
Newsletter article Kayla Young March 2, 2019
Heading into Week 8, An update on our Bills
We made it through Crossover Day and with just eight days left to go, we’re down to just a few bills left to monitor! Here is a rundown of our remaining bills and where they are currently located. More
Issues: CoalLoggingOil and gasWater
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 23, 2019
E-Day comments
My name is Karan Ireland and I am with the West Virginia Environmental Council. We are happy to share our space with allied groups today because environmental issues are inextricably linked to issues of fairness, equity, and equality. More
Issues: EdayWater
Coal sunset
Newsletter article Kayla Young February 23, 2019
House Finance passes two originating bills Friday relating to Coal Severance Tax and Coal Rebate Tax
The first originating bill put through House Finance yesterday morning reduced the severance tax on thermal or steam coal from 5% to 3% overall. Many delegates were concerned with the impact on counties. More
Issues: CoalLegislation
Newsletter article Ben Kessler February 22, 2019
Bills on our watch
SB 404: Relating generally to sediment control during commercial timber harvesting operations, SB 415 Creating Timber Cotenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act and Unknown and Unlocatable Timber Interest Owners Act More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Newsletter article Ben Kessler February 22, 2019
A Victory for Public Lands- and Something to Worry About.
Senate Democrats fought twice in as many days to protect public lands in West Virginia. After public outcry killed a bill last year that would have allowed logging in state parks, we were wondering when we’d see bills this session that would be introduced that might have the same effects–or worse. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Newsletter article WVEC February 15, 2019
Go #WVProDemocracy on Presidents Day @ the State Capitol
Join West Virginia Citizens for Clean Elections at the State Capitol on Presidents Day to help promote the Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform. We’ll be in the Upper Rotunda, Senate side starting at 9 a.m. More
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 15, 2019
West Virginia Coal Association Bill Originated in Committee
The long awaited “Coal Bill” originated yesterday in Senate EIM. “Coal bill” is the colloquialism for the bill, usually originated in committee and pushed straight to the floor, that is written by the West Virginia Coal Association and encompasses all of their legislative goals for the year. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCoalLegislation
Newsletter article Ben Kessler February 15, 2019
V for Victory
Solid Waste Authorities are struggling to meet recycling and litter control needs. The West Virginia DEP is struggling to close landfills in a timely manner that protects the environment. To fund these programs, waste is charged $3.50 per ton when it is “tipped” into a landfill. More
Issues: Recycling
Newsletter article WVEC February 15, 2019
Help Prevent One of the Most (If Not the Most) Widespread Environmental & Property Rights Disasters in WV
One of, if not the most, widespread environmental and property rights disasters ever is now unfolding in West Virginia! WV-SORO needs your help to hold drillers responsible and keep this from happening. More
Issues: Oil and gasOrphaned wellsPollution
Newsletter article Kayla Young February 15, 2019
House Energy Update
Yesterday on Thursday, House Energy ran HB2637 - “Excluding electric generating facilities designated as an exempt wholesale generator from being regulated by the PSC.” More
Issues: Energy
Newsletter article Frank Young February 15, 2019
Shameless Appeal for Funds
As we are at the midway point of the 2019 regular session of the Legislature, the WV Environmental Council Treasurer reminds readers that we are incurring heavy costs each day the legislature is in session. More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 9, 2019
Legislative Updates & How You Can Get Involved!
We are following so many bills, it would be hard to list them all here. However, here is a list that gives you an idea of the issues we are focused on and some actions you can take if you want to join us at the Capitol, or want to make a few calls from home. More
Issues: Clean electionsOil and gasPollutionRenewable energySocial justiceWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 9, 2019
Senate Votes on Water Bill – No Updated Health Protections
The West Virginia Senate voted Thursday to pass the water quality standards rule (SB 163) without updated protections for drinking water. The 20-12 vote advances the rule to the House. Read this article by the Charleston Gazette-Mail to learn more about the bill and its controversial passage through Senate Judiciary. More
Issues: HealthPollutionWater
Newsletter article Ben Kessler February 9, 2019
E-Day!
What a beautiful day for some civic action! Thursday, was our 30th annual E-Day at the Capital. Amongst citizens who came to advocate for clean air, clean energy, and clean water; there were multiple organizations that showed up in force! Organizations present were not limited to: WV Highlands Conservancy, WV Rivers, Kanawha Forest Coalition, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Citizens Climate Lobby, Energy Efficient WV, Friends of Blackwater, WV Chapter Sierra Club, WV Citizen Action Group, and the E-Council. More
Issues: EdayWVEC event
Newsletter article Kayla Young February 8, 2019
Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform
SB 115, which would require disclosure of dark money political expenditures to allow the public to know who is paying for political advertisements. Unfortunately, this dark money spending is no longer limited to the election. More
Issues: Clean elections
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