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 March 5, 2021
Update on Bills to Support
As we approach the halfway point of the 2021 legislative session there are a few bills we are supporting that are still pending in committees. SB30, sponsored by Senator Trump, which would permit third-party ownership of renewable and alternative energy generating facilities, is currently in the Senate Committee on Economic Development with a second reference to Senate Government Organization. More
Issues: Energy efficiencyPower purchase agreementsState parks
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy March 5, 2021
Member Spotlight/Job Announcement: West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy (WVHC) is one of the founding members of the WV Environmental Council and one of our biggest supporters. WVHC, now in its 54th year, currently serves approximately 1,500 members and supporters with a strong history of promoting, encouraging, and working for the conservation and an appreciation of the natural resources of West Virginia focusing primarily on the Highlands Region. More
Issues: Opportunity
Newsletter article  March 5, 2021
Energy Efficient WV Seeking Executive Director
Energy Efficient West Virginia is hiring a dynamic, forward-thinking leader to take EEWV into the coming decade. Preference is given to candidates with fundraising/development experience, comfort working with industry leaders and business owners, and familiarity with energy policy. EEWV is a 10-year-old nonprofit coalition of individuals, businesses, and organizations seeking to grow the energy efficiency industry in the state. The position is full time. More
Issues: Opportunity
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition March 5, 2021
Let WVDEP Know You Want Them to Hold the MVP Accountable for Water Pollution
The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a 303-mile project cutting through Wetzel, Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis, Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Summers, and Monroe Counties, was recently fined approximately $303,000 by WVDEP. The proposed agreement for the fine is now open for public comment. Comments are due March 13. More
Issues: PipelinesPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 26, 2021
Two Bills to Support This Week
HB2667, introduced by Delegate Clay Riley, is intended to promote cost savings for state taxpayers by implementing: an energy savings program for assessment and implementation of energy savings goals for state buildings and provide for prequalification of energy savings performance contractors; auditing energy metering devices installed at state buildings; and establishing benchmarking and energy efficiency goals for state buildings. More
Issues: Energy efficiencyPower purchase agreementsRenewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC February 26, 2021
E-Day Just Around the Corner – Are You Registered?
Since we will all be gathering virtually, registration is required but free. A suggested donation of $10.00 would help fund our hard-working 2021 lobby team. More
Issues: Event
Newsletter article WVEC February 26, 2021
Member Spotlight: West Virginia Citizen Action Group
One of the founding members of the WVEC, West Virginia Citizen Action Group (CAG) has been in the trenches fighting for social and environmental justice since 1974.  More
Issues: Social justice
Newsletter article WVEC February 26, 2021
Reimagine Appalachia Releases Jobs Report
This week, ReImagine Appalachia released a study that finds that West Virginia will gain 41,100 new family-wage jobs if the federal government makes the smart, efficient investments needed to bring our nation’s infrastructure into the 21st Century. More
Issues: InfrastructureJobsLegislation
Newsletter article WVEC February 19, 2021
Important information on the water quality standards rule
Fill out the action alert here to tell your House Judiciary Committee members that you oppose the weakening of our water quality standards. More
Issues: LegislationWater
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition February 19, 2021
The Aboveground Storage Tank Act Hits the Agenda
Make sure you fill out the action alert and let House Energy Committee members know you oppose this bill. Check out the whole packet here. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksWater
Newsletter article Hannah King February 19, 2021
Legislative Update 
Happy Friday! We are 9 days in and already have our hands full. Two bills we are taking swift action on: HB 2389, the water quality standards rule, and HB 2598, the above ground storage tank bill. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksPollutionWater
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 19, 2021
A Zombie in the Zones of Critical Concern
On January 9, 2014, a chemical (crude-MCHM) leaked into the Elk River, the sole drinking water source for Charleston and the surrounding area. Approximately 300,000 people were ordered to stop bathing in, cleaning with, or drinking the water coming out of their taps. Many became ill and visited emergency rooms. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksHealthWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 19, 2021
Join Us for Virtual E-Day – March 10!
Please join us on March 10 for this year's virtual E-Day! The event is free but Zoom registration is required. Find out more on our Facebook event page. (Suggested donation is $10.00 to support our lobby team.) More
Issues: EventLegislation
Newsletter article WVEC February 19, 2021
Reimagine Appalachia to Release Jobs Report
Join Reimagine Appalachia on Thursday, February 25 at 10 a.m. via Facebook Live or Zoom for an in-depth discussion of its West Virginia Jobs Report. The Political Research Economy Institute will report on its economic analysis of how many family-sustaining jobs the ReImagine Appalachia blueprint can create in West Virginia if a bold federal stimulus package is passed. More
Issues: LegislationSocial justice
Newsletter article WVEC February 19, 2021
Member Spotlight: Solar United Neighbors of West Virginia
Solar United Neighbors (SUN) of West Virginia is a nonprofit helping people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights with a goal of making rooftop solar the cornerstone of a modern, clean energy system. SUN's West Virginia program is one of 12 state field programs operated by this national organization. More
Issues: Renewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC February 12, 2021
Member Spotlight: West Virginia Rivers Coalition
Each week during the Legislative Session, we will feature one of our member organizations. These groups from across the state support the WVEC by having a seat on our board and contributing financially so we can fund our lobby team each session. We could not do our important work without their support! More
Issues: Water
Newsletter article WVEC February 12, 2021
ICYMI: We Recommend You Give This a Listen
Last month, WVEC board and lobby team folks attended this event sponsored by the West Virginia Center on Climate Change, Friends of Blackwater, and the WVU College of Law  and we recommend checking it out!  More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletter article  February 12, 2021
The Mapping Inequality Project
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching the Environmental Justice (EJ) and Systemic Racism Speaker Series by featuring The Mapping Inequality Project on March 4, 2021 at 1:00-2:00 pm EST. This unique collaboration created a foundational resource for unprecedented research, education, organizing, and policy advocacy on redlining and current environmental challenges. More
Issues: Social justice
Newsletter article Hannah King February 12, 2021
Happy Session, Everyone!
The 1st session of the 85th Legislature began on Wednesday, February 10th. Since then, we have seen more than a dozen environmental bills introduced, some good, some not so good. Rob and I are keeping a close eye on everything, but we will need your help the next two months. More
Issues: HealthLegislationPollutionSolid wasteWater
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