GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 6

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
Feb 15, 2019 View / Comment Online



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Help Prevent One of the Most (If Not the Most) Widespread Environmental & Property Rights Disasters in WV
One of, if not the most, widespread environmental and property rights disasters ever is now unfolding in West Virginia! WV-SORO needs your help to hold drillers responsible and keep this from happening.
Tagged: Oil and gasOrphaned wellsPollution
West Virginia Coal Association Bill Originated in Committee
Karan Ireland
The long awaited “Coal Bill” originated yesterday in Senate EIM. “Coal bill” is the colloquialism for the bill, usually originated in committee and pushed straight to the floor, that is written by the West Virginia Coal Association and encompasses all of their legislative goals for the year.
Tagged: Aboveground tanksCoalLegislation
V for Victory
Ben Kessler
Solid Waste Authorities are struggling to meet recycling and litter control needs. The West Virginia DEP is struggling to close landfills in a timely manner that protects the environment. To fund these programs, waste is charged $3.50 per ton when it is “tipped” into a landfill.
Tagged: Recycling
House Energy Update
Kayla Young
Yesterday on Thursday, House Energy ran HB2637 - “Excluding electric generating facilities designated as an exempt wholesale generator from being regulated by the PSC.”
Tagged: Energy
Go #WVProDemocracy on Presidents Day @ the State Capitol
Join West Virginia Citizens for Clean Elections at the State Capitol on Presidents Day to help promote the Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform. We’ll be in the Upper Rotunda, Senate side starting at 9 a.m.
Shameless Appeal for Funds
Frank Young
As we are at the midway point of the 2019 regular session of the Legislature, the WV Environmental Council Treasurer reminds readers that we are incurring heavy costs each day the legislature is in session.
Tagged: Legislation

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