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 OVEC December 13, 2020
A History of Resistance
The fight for justice has never been won at the ballot box alone. Resistance against the status quo is not uncommon in Appalachia; from the Mine Wars to the Red for Ed strikes, West Virginia has been center stage in pivotal regional events. Bleak and seemingly-unwinnable battles are not unique to this state or its history. Rather, they are the norm. Resistance moving forward means learning from our collective past. More
Issues: Climate changeHealthLegislationPollutionSocial justice
Newsletter article  December 13, 2020
Keeping the DEP Accountable in the Eastern Panhandle
The book released earlier this year by West Virginia University Press, I’m Afraid of That Water: A Collaborative Ethnography of a West Virginia Water Crisis, was profiled in the October edition of GREEN. This collection of stories from the 2014 Elk River chemical spill and ensuing water crisis highlight the importance of protecting the quality of the water supply. More
Issues: Water
Newsletter article WV Citizens for Clean Elections December 13, 2020
Let’s Make It Permanent 
We saw the impact that increased access to the ballot box had on voter participation, and we cannot allow that to be taken away. Thanks to your support, we were able to accomplish a lot this year, despite the obstacles that came about due to COVID-19. Here is a quick recap: More
Issues: Clean elections
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition December 11, 2020
Legislative Rulemaking Committee Votes to Weaken Water Quality Standards
On Wednesday, the Joint Legislative Rulemaking Review Committee met to debate updates to the human health criteria in our water quality standards. This committee meets before the regular session to review, amend and vote on recommended rules for the full Legislature’s consideration. More
Issues: LegislationWater
Newsletter article  December 11, 2020
Building a Resilient Food and Agriculture System in the Mountain State
Do you know where your food comes from? Do you know who grew it? How many fossil fuels were consumed to produce, process, transport, and store the food that sits on your shelf? At the center of these questions lies irreversible impacts to our environment, and at the same time, changing the answer to these questions personally does not solve the issue. More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition December 10, 2020
Two Virtual December 15 Events from WV Rivers Coalition
“Elections and the Environment” Webinar at 12:00-1:30, West Virginia Rivers Coalition Virtual Holiday Shindig at 7:30pm More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy December 10, 2020
Construction Stopped on Mountain Valley Pipeline (at least temporarily)
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has granted a stay of the actions of the United States Army Corps of Engineers in its approvals of stream and wetland crossings by the Mountain Valley Pipeline.  This means that construction on stream crossings has to stop until the appeal is decided. More
Issues: PipelinesWater
Newsletter article Solar United Neighbors December 10, 2020
Shining a Light on Solar
As a new year approaches, it is important to know that 2021 may be the last year for homeowners to take advantage of the federal Energy Investment Tax Credit (EITC) for solar installations. The tax credit is stepping down -- from 30% in 2019, to 26% in 2020, to 22% in 2021. Unless Congress takes action to extend the EITC, it will expire altogether for residential solar installations in 2022. More
Issues: Renewable energy
Newsletter article Friends of Blackwater December 10, 2020
What Now?’ — Climate Solutions in 2021, and Securing a Just Transition for West Virginia
Are you trying to learn more about and better understand the climate change options and opportunities that 2021 will present? So are we. More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletter article WVEC October 30, 2020
Join Us Virtually at Our Annual Meeting to Talk About the Future of West Virginia’s Environment
This edition of our newsletter is focused on our annual meeting coming up on Thursday, November 12 from 6:00 -8:00 pm. This will be our first annual meeting that will be held virtually, but we are expecting an engaged audience and a lot of good discussion, like we have had in the past during our in-person meetings. More
Issues: WVEC event
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition October 30, 2020
Register for the Virtual Watershed Symposium, November 5-6
If you are a member of a watershed organization, or are interested in protecting your local watershed, then you won’t want to miss the Virtual Watershed Symposium. More
Issues: Water
Newsletter article  October 5, 2020
Thursday, October 22 “Climate Generations” Webinar — Register Now!
YOU ARE INVITED to attend a free, live, expert-led webinar -- on Thursday, October 22, from 6-8 PM USET – titled "What Do We Tell The Kids -- and What Are They Telling Us? -- Generational Perspectives and the Climate Crisis." More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletter article  October 5, 2020
WVEC Member Group Profile: Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance (MLPA)
Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance was started in 2013 to bring the facts to the public, and local governmental bodies. We described the permanent environmental damage that is occurring due to the construction of these unnecessary pipelines being built on the backs of electric utility ratepayers when the majority of the gas will be exported for corporate profit. More
Issues: EnergyOil and gasPipelines
Newsletter article WVEC October 5, 2020
New Member of Our WVEC Team
Hi everyone! My name is Hannah King and I was recently hired as the Outreach Coordinator and Interim Lobbyist for the West Virginia Environmental Council. More
Newsletter article WVEC October 5, 2020
A new book on the 2014 West Virginia drinking water crisis
“I’m Afraid of That Water: A Collaborative Ethnography of a West Virginia Water Crisis” was published this spring by West Virginia University Press.  It’s a collection of oral histories collected in interviews following the 2014 Elk River chemical spill which became a nationally recognized disaster when it polluted the largest public drinking water system in West Virginia. More
Issues: MCHMPollutionWater
Newsletter article  October 5, 2020
DEP Stormwater General Permits – Back Door Back Sliding
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administers the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program in West Virginia for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In doing so, the DEP writes Stormwater General Permits that provide standards for construction and operation activities across the state that could poison or pollute water resources. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Newsletter article Solar United Neighbors October 5, 2020
Southeast West Virginia Solar Co-op Launches
Nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is excited to announce the launch of the new Southeast West Virginia Solar Co-op to help area residents go solar. More
Issues: Renewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC October 5, 2020
A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change
This week, the newly formed West Virginia Climate Alliance released A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change. This colorful publication outlines the science of why our planet is warming, the impacts of climate change, and potential solutions for addressing the climate crisis.  More
Issues: Climate change
pipeline
Newsletter article OVEC October 5, 2020
Affected by Pipeline Development?
OVEC is collaborating with Drs Caretta and Carlson at WVU on the research project titled “Supporting community capacity-building against extractive interests through place-based visual and narrative inquiry.” More
Issues: CoalMountaintop removalOil and gas
Newsletter article OVEC September 2, 2020
Petrochemical Industry Pulls New Recycling Stunt
The petrochemical industry has a new marketing stunt in the works. A process, dubbed chemical plastic recycling, is a new technological innovation in waste management, but it isn’t exactly what most people thought was happening when they put that plastic out on the corner or in that little blue bin. More
Issues: PollutionWater
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