GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 6

WVEC GREEN Legislative Update

GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 6   View / Comment Online
DonateFeb 19, 2016

Vote….and what else
Bill Price
If you’ve been reading this blog, then you know that I often talk about getting more involved. The reason that I keep pounding on this is that I don’t think we can win victories that change the power in WV, win real improvements in the lives of people, and support the empowerment of individuals without grassroots power being exercised. More
Tagged: LegislationSocial justice
Power to the Suit
Conni Lewis
This week was about the power of the suit. Not the white coats of nurses and other health professionals, not the tee shirts that read “parents as teachers”, not even AARP, but the suit accessorized by wing tips or high heels. More
Tagged: FrackingLegislationSocial justiceSolid waste
Roundup of the week’s activities
Vickie Wolfe
On Thursday we sent an action alert about S.B. 565, which allows gas well drillers to enter private property, bulldoze roads, clear timber, and construct a well pad without obtaining a well permit. And more! More
Tagged: LegislationNatural gasRegulationWater
Coal sunset
Coal Association uses flawed study to justify tax cut
By John Street, guest columnist. The West Virginia Coal Association wants the 2016 Legislature to reduce the state's coal severance tax in order to "benefit the West Virginia economy." Their recent report touts the idea as a simple fix to help an ailing industry, but as with many simple fixes, the devil is in the details--or lack thereof. More
Tagged: Coal
Land Conservation Tax Credit Act introduced
Vickie Wolfe
The West Virginia Land Trust is advocating for S.B. 554, the Land Conservation Tax Credit Act of 2016. This bill provides for a state tax credit equal to 50 percent of the fair market value of donated conservation easements up to $1 million per year. More
Tagged: Legislation
Bills We Are Tracking
Vickie Wolfe
WVEC's personalized bill tracking list More
Tagged: Legislation

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