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 January 24, 2020
Fight for energy freedom – Urge West Virginia legislative leaders to support on-site PPAs

One of the West Virginia Environmental Council’s priorities this session is to see the passage of legislation that allows for a third-party solar financing vehicle called a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). PPAs will expand access to affordable renewable energy and create jobs in West Virginia. PPAs will help our communities, businesses, tax-exempt institutions, and low-income families go solar.

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Issues: Renewable energy
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition January 24, 2020
Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020 Introduced, Contact Your Delegates

A new bill led by Delegate Hansen (D-Monongalia), called the West Virginia Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020, was introduced in the House as HB4542.

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Issues: HealthPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC January 24, 2020
Tuesday, January 28 is E-Day

Join us at the State Capitol on Tuesday, along with over 20 environmental groups and advocates from across the state at this year's E-Day! Go here for the Facebook event. We will gather in the upper Rotunda on the Senate side from 9AM - 2PM. Come out and lobby your legislators on important legislation that impacting our drinking water, state forests, public lands, air, elections, and economy.

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Issues: WVEC event
Newsletter article WVEC January 24, 2020
19th Amendment Centennial Celebration

Please save the date for Monday, February 17. We will be participating the in the 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration at the State Capitol. It’s also President’s Day. If you have the day off, come lobby your legislators and help spread the word about the need to protect voting rights and fight the influence of money in politics. More details will be forthcoming. 

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Issues: Clean elections
Newsletter article WVEC January 17, 2020
HB 4079 Removes Tanks from Regulations Near Drinking Water Intakes
Every year, we see rollback after rollback of regulations meant to protect our most precious resources and so it’s no surprise to see it again this year. However, frankly, even the most cynical lobbyists and legislators were shocked to see how brazen HB 4079 is. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksHealthLegislationPollution
Newsletter article WVEC January 17, 2020
MOJO IS BACK — The Modern Jobs (MoJo) Act, HB 4172  Introduced in House
This bill removes barriers to solar development so that West Virginia stops losing out on jobs in the fastest-growing occupation in the country: solar installers. It allows large electricity users to access solar, so long as the solar arrays are built on former coal mines in West Virginia. More
Issues: LegislationRenewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC January 17, 2020
Clean Elections: Pro- Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform
This year, our goal is to elevate and build support for the Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform with emphasis on priority planks for WV Citizens for Clean Elections partners and allies. These include: More
Issues: Clean elections
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Newsletter article WVEC January 17, 2020
WVEC Lobbying Team: An Update on Our Bills
So far, we are already tracking SO many bills! Many of the bills are carried over from last year, including two versions of the Power Purchase Agreement bill–the PPA bill we are working on hasn’t been introduced yet! We see a lot of carryover relating to landfills, public lands, and solar. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislation
Newsletter article WVEC January 17, 2020
Bills we are tracking
Information about bills we are tracking. More
Issues: Legislation
Calendar
Newsletter article WVEC January 10, 2020
2020 Legislative Events & How to Follow Our Work This Session
We’ve got several annual events coming up during the legislature More
Issues: WVEC event
Newsletter article Karan Ireland January 10, 2020
2020 WVEC Legislative Priorities: An Overview
Kayla and I are happy to be back again representing you this year at the Capitol. We intend to build on the relationships we made with our representatives last year. More
Issues: LegislationPollutionRenewable energyWater
Newsletter article Karan Ireland January 10, 2020
Meet the Lobby Team 2020
Karan Ireland is back for her third year as the lobby team coordinator. Kayla Young is back for her second year as a lobbyist for the Environmental Council. More
Issues: Legislation
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
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