GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 7

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
Feb 24, 2018 View / Comment Online



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Power plant
SB 600- Handouts to Industry; Who’s Looking Out for Ratepayers?
Karan Ireland
SB 600 offers discounted electric rates to industrial users and manufacturers whose rates, like everyone’s, have continued to skyrocket in the past few years. However, someone is going to have to make up the cost of these discounts and, per usual, it’s not going to be the utility shareholders. It’s going to be you and me.
Tagged: EnergyLegislation
Ding Dong the Bill is Dead (We Hope)
Karan Ireland
After several weeks of intense public pressure, it appears that the trees at Watoga State Park, and all of West Virginia’s state parks are safe!
Tagged: LegislationLogging
Mountaintop removal mining
Coal Bill Update
Karan Ireland
We’ve seen some bills race before, but SB 626 is moving so fast it’s hard to see! This bill, which relates “generally to coal mining” originated on Monday, Feb. 19 in the Senate Energy, Industry and Mining committee, was sent straight to the floor and was on third reading by Thursdat. The bill deals with surface mining applications.
Tagged: CoalLegislationSocial justice
E-day Info
E-day tabling cancelled - click article for details. E-day! is Environmental Day at the Capitol is a WV Environmental Council tradition. This is our day to occupy, table, educate, stimulate, lobby and join folks from all over the state in the main hall of the Capitol. Don’t let this opportunity slip away. It’s time to make this legislature know what we are after.
Tagged: Event
WVEC’s Winter 2018 Full Fundraising Letter
’Tis the late winter season, the season to be wary- wary of the West Virginia Legislature, that is. The 2018 regular legislative session began on January 10th. As we write this, it’s the mid-session, 5th week of activity. So this is our annual request for your financial contributions to help support the WV Environmental Council lobby team.
Tagged: EventLegislation
Updated: February 24, 2018 — 1:22 pm

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