GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 5

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
Feb 9, 2018 View / Comment Online


Forced Pooling Lite Passes Out of Committee After Public Hearing
Karan Ireland
Midway through the session and things are starting to heat up! Just today, the House Judiciary committee held a public hearing on HB 4268, the cotenancy- or forced pooling lite bill.
Tagged: Forced poolingLegislation
Industry Advocate Bill Pulled
Karan Ireland
SB 410- a bill to create the position of Industry Advocate at the Department of Environmental Protection appeared on the Senate Energy, Industry, and Mining committee agenda on Thursday.
Tagged: DEP
Coal sunset
Originating Bills in EIM
Karan Ireland
On the same agenda in Senate Energy, Industry, and Mining, we were alarmed to see two originating bills with no other descriptions. These bills have not been assigned numbers or titles at this time.
Tagged: CoalPollutionRenewable energy
WVEC Lobbyist
Crystal Good
Whew! What a week. Thank you from lobbyist Crystal Good.
Tagged: Forced poolingLegislationLogging
Environmental Stakeholders Improve Bad Water Bill
Karan Ireland
SB 290, which allows changes to water quality standards and pollution limits passed out of Senate Judiciary earlier in the week. Though we think this bill is bad and unnecessary, WVEC was part of the stakeholder process that ultimately improved the language in the bill, so we will celebrate where we can.
Tagged: PollutionWater
WVEC’s Priority Bills
Keena Mullins
WVEC's Bill Tracking list
Tagged: Legislation


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