GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 7

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
 
Feb 22, 2019 View / Comment Online

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Coal sunset
House Finance passes two originating bills Friday relating to Coal Severance Tax and Coal Rebate Tax
Kayla Young
The first originating bill put through House Finance yesterday morning reduced the severance tax on thermal or steam coal from 5% to 3% overall. Many delegates were concerned with the impact on counties.
Tagged: CoalLegislation
A Victory for Public Lands- and Something to Worry About.
Ben Kessler
Senate Democrats fought twice in as many days to protect public lands in West Virginia. After public outcry killed a bill last year that would have allowed logging in state parks, we were wondering when we’d see bills this session that would be introduced that might have the same effects–or worse.
Tagged: LegislationLogging
Bills on our watch
Ben Kessler
SB 404: Relating generally to sediment control during commercial timber harvesting operations, SB 415 Creating Timber Cotenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act and Unknown and Unlocatable Timber Interest Owners Act
Tagged: LegislationLogging
E-Day comments
Karan Ireland
My name is Karan Ireland and I am with the West Virginia Environmental Council. We are happy to share our space with allied groups today because environmental issues are inextricably linked to issues of fairness, equity, and equality.
Tagged: EdayWater

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