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 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
Newsletter article WV Citizens for Clean Elections September 2, 2020
Planning to Vote by Mail? Here’s What You Need to Know
As you probably know, all West Virginia voters have the option of voting absentee due to concerns about COVID-19. This is the safest option because you can vote from home. However, despite our efforts to make the process consistent with the primary, for the general election registered voters in most counties won’t be mailed an absentee ballot application. More
Issues: Clean elections
Newsletter article WVEC September 2, 2020
Great American Outdoors Act with Land and Water Conservation Fund will benefit West Virginia
The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), S. 3422, was signed into law by the president on August 4, 2020.  It contains components from two previously introduced bills, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Restore Our Parks Act.  On June 17, 2020 the GAOA overwhelmingly passed the Senate by a vote of 73-25.  More
Issues: LegislationWater
Newsletter article Friends of Blackwater September 2, 2020
Virtual Public Hearing on Keystone Mining Discharge Permit – September 16
The WV DEP Division of Mining and Reclamation will hold an online Public Hearing for the Keystone mining discharge permit from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 as result of the comments and petition signatures submitted by Friends of Blackwater and you!The WV DEP Division of Mining and Reclamation will hold an online Public Hearing for the Keystone mining discharge permit from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 as result of the comments and petition signatures submitted by Friends of Blackwater and you! More
Issues: PollutionWater
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Newsletter article WVEC September 2, 2020
It’s Not Too Early to Request Your Absentee Ballot!
Voters will begin receiving their mail-in ballots on September 19. If you are considering using a mail-in ballot, we highly recommend requesting your mail-in ballot as soon as possible, and as soon as you complete it, to mail it in, or deliver it by hand to your county clerk. The last day to request an absentee ballot is October 28. More
Issues: Clean elections
Newsletter article Solar United Neighbors September 2, 2020
SUNtober Right Around the Corner
Solar can be a complex topic. But not during SUNtober! Solar United Neighbors is shedding light on how to go solar and how to advocate for more solar in your local community and across the nation! More
Issues: Renewable energy
Newsletter article OVEC July 30, 2020
Drinking Water Dilemma: Barging Oil and Gas Waste on the Ohio River
Three barge docks are proposed to be built along the river to transport oil and gas waste from horizontal and vertical fracking operations. The projects, if approved, could result in the first barges carrying briny fracking wastes on the Ohio River. More
Issues: FrackingHealthPollutionWater
Newsletter article  July 30, 2020
Pickin’ on Rockwool
Sunday, August 9, 2020, 4-8 PM jeffersoncountyvision.com More
Issues: HealthPollution
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition July 30, 2020
Victory for West Virginia’s Public Lands and Waters
On July 22, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Great American Outdoors Act on a 310-to-107 margin. Not only will our public lands and waters get the funding they deserve, the Great American Outdoors Act demonstrates the power of our wild places in bringing our nation together. More
Issues: State parks
Newsletter article  July 30, 2020
Is the EPA turning a blind eye to WVDEP? 
Watershed protection organizations from three states plead with the EPA to make West Virginia follow the Clean Water Act. This article is a news release sent out on July 21, 2020, an effort led by the Jefferson County Foundation. It was picked up by Bloomberg News on July 22.  More
Issues: DEPPollutionWater
Newsletter article Solar United Neighbors July 30, 2020
Host a Virtual Solar Open House
During the annual National Solar Tour, Solar United Neighbors, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), and Generation 180 partner with thousands of solar homeowners, businesses, and organizations around the country to help spread the word about solar energy. In light of the current health crisis, the 2020 National Solar Tour will be entirely virtual. More
Issues: Renewable energy
Newsletter article WV Citizens for Clean Elections July 10, 2020
Moving to Action on Our Democracy Agenda and More
In July, WV Citizens for Clean Elections held our first virtual meeting on Zoom to debrief the primary election and re-engage folks around the work and projects we have planned for the remainder of 2020. It was great to see familiar faces and to have so many new folks join us for the discussion. If you couldn't be with us, here are a few highlights and ways you can get involved in our pro-democracy and fair courts work, as well as important work of partners and allies More
Issues: Clean elections
Newsletter article OVEC July 10, 2020
Petrochemical Expansion is Failing Economics
The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) is organizing around an urgent issue in Appalachia: the proposed Appalachian Storage Hub (ASH), a regional petrochemical processing, storage and trading industrial mega-complex that would produce the source material for single-use plastics. More
Newsletter article  July 10, 2020
New Sierra Club Rep Works on  Energy & Environmental Justice
Karan Ireland is the new Sierra Club Senior Campaign Representative for Central Appalachia. In this capacity, she will be working on the Beyond Coal and Beyond Dirty Fuels campaigns, as well as working to further a plan for economic diversification and a just transition to a sustainable future.  More
Issues: EnergySocial justice
Newsletter article Solar United Neighbors July 10, 2020
Upcoming Events from Solar United Neighbors
July Volunteer Action and Training, July Reading for Solar Articles Club, National Solar Tour Committee Meeting  More
Newsletter article  July 10, 2020
Webinar Announcement – “Who Speaks for the Trees?”
The world's oldest and most diverse forests -- in the USA, and around the world -- are being cut down faster every year. We are losing our planet's most valuable natural protection against runaway global warming -- and at an alarming rate! We must protect and preserve the forest ecosystems that keep our planet and atmosphere in balance. More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletter article  July 10, 2020
Thinking about the Economics of Petrochemicals
One of the clichés of our public policy has long been that we have to “balance” the environmental and social costs of coal, oil, and gas extraction with the benefits to our economy.  For pretty much forever, our public policy has assumed that coal is so important to our economy that we should put up with a great deal of environmental and social cost in order to assure that the industry prospers. More
Issues: Oil and gasRenewable energy
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition July 10, 2020
Climate, Water, and Justice with Marshall University’s Dr. Logan
No one can escape the effects of climate change, but some communities are more vulnerable to the risks of the climate crisis. This is especially true for minority communities in West Virginia. More
Issues: Climate changeSocial justiceWater
Newsletter article OVEC July 10, 2020
OVEC is Hiring
Over the years, we've asked for your help with many different calls to action. But, today, we have a unique request: to join our growing organization. We are currently hiring two full-time positions at OVEC. Interested in becoming part of our team? Keep reading to learn more about the positions and find out how to apply. More
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition June 1, 2020
Climate Lunch and Learn Series
West Virginians are seeing the effects of the changing climate and researchers across the state are studying what it means for West Virginia. WV Rivers is highlighting these scientists and their research through our virtual Climate and Water Lunch & Learn Series. During the live webinars, you’ll learn first-hand from the researchers on the front line of the climate crisis. More
Issues: Climate changeWater
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