GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 5

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
 
Feb 9, 2019 View / Comment Online

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Senate Votes on Water Bill – No Updated Health Protections
WVEC
The West Virginia Senate voted Thursday to pass the water quality standards rule (SB 163) without updated protections for drinking water. The 20-12 vote advances the rule to the House. Read this article by the Charleston Gazette-Mail to learn more about the bill and its controversial passage through Senate Judiciary.
Tagged: HealthPollutionWater
Legislative Updates & How You Can Get Involved!
Karan Ireland
We are following so many bills, it would be hard to list them all here. However, here is a list that gives you an idea of the issues we are focused on and some actions you can take if you want to join us at the Capitol, or want to make a few calls from home.
Tagged: Clean electionsOil and gasPollutionRenewable energySocial justiceWater
Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform
Kayla Young
SB 115, which would require disclosure of dark money political expenditures to allow the public to know who is paying for political advertisements. Unfortunately, this dark money spending is no longer limited to the election.
Tagged: Clean elections
E-Day!
Ben Kessler
What a beautiful day for some civic action! Thursday, was our 30th annual E-Day at the Capital. Amongst citizens who came to advocate for clean air, clean energy, and clean water; there were multiple organizations that showed up in force! Organizations present were not limited to: WV Highlands Conservancy, WV Rivers, Kanawha Forest Coalition, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Citizens Climate Lobby, Energy Efficient WV, Friends of Blackwater, WV Chapter Sierra Club, WV Citizen Action Group, and the E-Council.
Tagged: EdayWVEC event

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