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  May 2, 2022
Wild and Wonderful Women of West Virginia Event
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is having a Mother's Day-themed event called Wild + Wonderful Women of West Virginia. The month of May will determine the fate of the  Reconciliation package; therefore May is the time to influence Senator Manchin. About 56% of Senator Manchin’s supporters are women and he would not be in office if it wasn’t for women.  More
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy May 2, 2022
Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance Conservation Hub 
The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy has been a primary sponsor of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance’s (ABRA) Conservation Hub. This resource was pivotal in stopping the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. It provides high quality analysis of regional projects using Arc-GIS mapping tools. More
Issues: Pipelines
Newsletter article WVEC May 2, 2022
Summary of April Interims and Special Session Call
Interim meetings began at the Legislature in April. Along with Interims, a special session was called by Governor Justice. The special session call included 17 bills to consider. Some of the bills had been vetoed by Justice for technical reasons, some bills didn't make it through the 2022 regular session. There was one new piece of legislation. More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article  May 2, 2022
West Virginia Students’ Share Climate Messages with West Virginians
West Virginia middle and high school students have important messages to share with West Virginians about climate change—from reducing greenhouse gasses to increasing our use of green energy to talking about climate change with family and friends. More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletter article  May 2, 2022
A WV Climate Time Capsule 
The WV Climate Time Capsule began as a contributing activity by the League of Women Voters of West Virginia (LWVWV) to a climate rally sponsored by the WV Climate Alliance in October of 2021.  The contents contain contributions from multiple organizations, research on alternative energy technologies, articles that document current events that are shaping our climate future, correspondence and more.  More
Issues: Climate change
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
Newsletter article WVEC March 18, 2022
Recap of 2022 Legislative Session
Our biggest accomplishment during the session was helping defeat HB 2598, the aboveground storage tank bill. This year’s bill would have relaxed inspection requirements on oil and gas tanks located within zones of critical concern, which are 5 hours or less upstream of our drinking water intakes. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksDEPLegislationState parks
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy March 18, 2022
Now Hiring: Membership and Fulfillment Secretary
THE WEST VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS CONSERVANCY, the state’s oldest and largest environmental advocacy organization, is seeking a membership and fulfillment secretary with strong organizational skills and a passion for the environment. Work from home. More
Issues: Opportunity
Newsletter article  March 18, 2022
WV DEP Announces Public Forum on Ethylene Oxide Emissions to Take Place March 26 in Dunbar
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is holding a community open house to provide information and update the public on its actions to address Ethylene Oxide (EtO) air emissions in the western areas of Kanawha County. More
Issues: DEPHealthPollution
Newsletter article Solar United Neighbors March 18, 2022
Protect yourself from high energy bills
American Electric Power (AEP) is asking the West Virginia Public Service Commission to raise your electric rates, again. They want the ability to charge you an amount that's yet to be determined. More
Issues: Energy
Newsletter article WVEC March 4, 2022
Legislative Update – Week #8
With crossover day behind us, we are focused on several bills that still have a chance to pass. Keep an eye out for action alerts! The session ends on Saturday, March 12 at midnight. Read on for what happened with bills this week. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationOil and gasRecycling
Newsletter article WVEC March 4, 2022
WV v EPA Climate Rally 
On February 28, the U.S. Supreme Court heard from coal companies and their partisan allies in the case WV v EPA, a lawsuit which aims to gut the Clean Air Act and limit the federal government's ability to address climate change. I traveled to Washington, DC to join climate activists and participate in the Supreme Court Climate Rally Day of Activation Event. 225 advocates gathered to send a message that the EPA’s authority to regulate pollution under the Clean Air Act is a public health necessity and crucial in our fight against climate change. More
Issues: Climate changeEPA
Newsletter article  March 4, 2022
SB 694 on Forced Unitization Is OK
Methane gas originates in shale formations laid down eons ago. Over the eons some of it creeps towards the surface and is sometimes trapped on its way upward in a porous and permeable sandstone formation that is topped with a denser cap rock formation above it to keep it from migrating further upward. More
Issues: Forced poolingFrackingOil and gas
Newsletter article Solar United Neighbors March 4, 2022
Roof not good for solar? There’s another way…
Community solar is a great option for people who don’t have the ability to put solar on their own rooftop. Our experts will explain the practical ins and outs of community solar. Whether you’re a current solar owner who wants to expand access to community solar for others, or are someone who could directly benefit from community solar we hope you’ll join us to learn more! More
Issues: Renewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC February 25, 2022
Legislative Update – Week #7
Bills we are watching: Aboveground Storage Tank Act, WV DEP Office of Oil and Gas Funding Bills, Office of Miners Health, Safety and Training, Carbon Capture & Sequestration, Zoning, Recycling, Waste Management. With crossover day approaching, we expect things to really start moving next week. Keep an eye out for action alerts! The session ends on Saturday, March 12 at midnight. More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy February 25, 2022
Off-Road Vehicle Recreation on West Virginia Public Lands
The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, in partnership with the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance’s (ABRA), has just released a new project page about the harmful effects of Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs, aka Off-Highway Vehicles/OHVs) on our public lands. It is one of many projects on the Conservation Hub. The new project page contains detailed information on the negative effects to soil, plants, water, air, animals, etc., and also has a statewide interactive map that shows trails on public lands, sensitive habitats, slip potential on different soil types, and stream crossings. More
Issues: LegislationState parks
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
Newsletter article WV Citizens for Clean Elections February 25, 2022
Take Action for Voting Rights
End Voter Disenfranchisement. SB 488, which would restore voting rights to thousands of West Virginians on probation and parole, was to be voted on in the Senate this past Tuesday but was put into the Rules Committee.  The bill has tremendous bi-partisan support in the Senate but we need your help to ensure it gets to the floor for a vote. More
Issues: Clean electionsVoting Rights
Newsletter article WVEC February 18, 2022
Legislative Update – Week #6
By: Lucia Valentine & Hannah King Bills on the move: Aboveground Storage Tank Act HB 2598 – Modifying the inspection requirements and the definition of an above ground storage tank Sponsors: Kelly, J. (Lead), Anderson, Mandt, Horst, Barnhart, Conley, Cooper, Zatezalo, Queen, Rohrbach Last Action: Passed the House and referred to Senate Energy, Industry and […] More
Issues: Legislation
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