GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 13

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
Jul 30, 2020 View / Comment Online



Welcome to the August issue of GREEN!

This month’s articles come from across the state – coming from our member groups based in Huntington on up to the Eastern Panhandle. Enjoy!

Later this month, we will send out our fall fundraising letter. We hope you’ll take a moment to renew your membership or send in a donation. If you prefer, you can donate online here.

Remember to save the date for our virtual annual meeting taking place the evening of November 12. More details coming soon!

Take care and stay well,

Linda Frame

WVEC President

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Host a Virtual Solar Open House
Solar United Neighbors
During the annual National Solar Tour, Solar United Neighbors, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), and Generation 180 partner with thousands of solar homeowners, businesses, and organizations around the country to help spread the word about solar energy. In light of the current health crisis, the 2020 National Solar Tour will be entirely virtual.
Tagged: Renewable energy
Is the EPA turning a blind eye to WVDEP? 

Watershed protection organizations from three states plead with the EPA to make West Virginia follow the Clean Water Act. This article is a news release sent out on July 21, 2020, an effort led by the Jefferson County Foundation. It was picked up by Bloomberg News on July 22. 
Tagged: DEPPollutionWater
Victory for West Virginia’s Public Lands and Waters
WV Rivers Coalition
On July 22, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Great American Outdoors Act on a 310-to-107 margin. Not only will our public lands and waters get the funding they deserve, the Great American Outdoors Act demonstrates the power of our wild places in bringing our nation together.
Tagged: State parks
Pickin’ on Rockwool

Sunday, August 9, 2020, 4-8 PM
Tagged: HealthPollution
Drinking Water Dilemma: Barging Oil and Gas Waste on the Ohio River
Three barge docks are proposed to be built along the river to transport oil and gas waste from horizontal and vertical fracking operations. The projects, if approved, could result in the first barges carrying briny fracking wastes on the Ohio River.
Tagged: FrackingHealthPollutionWater

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