GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 8

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
Mar 3, 2018 View / Comment Online



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Bad Utility Bill Dies on Senate Floor
Karan Ireland
In a dramatic turn of events, SB 600 which would have allowed discounted utility rates for large industrial energy users, but would have raised residential rates, was defeated on the Senate floor on crossover.
Tagged: Energy efficiencyLegislation
Logging In Parks Bill (SB 270) OFFICIALLY Dead
Karan Ireland
We mentioned last week that Senator Mike Woelful released a statement that SB 270 appeared to be dead. While we were cautiously optimistic, we didn’t want to start shoveling dirt on the coffin until we knew for sure. Now that crossover has come and gone, we want to shout it from the rooftops: “THE BILL IS DEAD; NO LOGGING IN STATE PARKS thanks to YOU!!
Tagged: LegislationLogging
Woody Gets Thrashed – State Parks Get Justice
Chuck Wyrostok
SB 270 was introduced early this legislative session at the request of Governor Justice with head salesman Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher. Sure-footed Woody could hardly bear to listen to suggestions at meetings with us and our partners. So we opened the spigot to a torrent from outraged West Virginians. Result? 270 died.
Tagged: LegislationLogging
E Day Is This Tuesday
Crystal Good
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Tagged: EventLegislation
West Virginia Gas Companies Wined and Dined Lawmakers Before Scoring Favorable Fracking Legislation
A country club luncheon. A $130 steak dinner. A whiskey tasting. Dinner at an historic neo-Georgian mansion. These are just a few examples of the many occasions last year when oil and gas lobbyists wined and dined West Virginia state lawmakers on key committees that craft fossil fuel legislation.
Tagged: FrackingLegislation
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


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