GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 14

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
 
Sep 3, 2020 View / Comment Online

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Happy September!

Welcome to the latest issue of GREEN!

This month we are happy to welcome the Eastern Panhandle Green Coalition as our newest member group. 

The Eastern Panhandle Green Coalition is a non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the quality of life for all residents of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia through community education on environmental and political issues; scientific policy research and advocacy; grassroots organizing and coalition building; leadership development; direct citizen action; and media outreach.

At this year’s E-Day at the state Capitol several members of the EPGC made the trek to Charleston and were a powerhouse of citizens for our day of lobbying. We are so happy to have them become a WVEC member group.

If you would like to sign up for their Monday newsletter, please go here

If you are a member of an organization that would like to join the WVEC, please email me at lframewv@gmail.com. There is no fee to join and groups are eligible to also join our board of directors, although that is not required.

Mark your calendars: the WVEC annual meeting will be held virtually on November 12 from 6-8PM. We will discuss the results of the election and our 2021 legislative priorities. We hope you will join us! More information in next month’s GREEN.

Peace,
Linda Frame
WVEC President


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SUNtober Right Around the Corner
Solar United Neighbors
Solar can be a complex topic. But not during SUNtober! Solar United Neighbors is shedding light on how to go solar and how to advocate for more solar in your local community and across the nation!
Tagged: Renewable energy
Virtual Public Hearing on Keystone Mining Discharge Permit – September 16
Friends of Blackwater
The WV DEP Division of Mining and Reclamation will hold an online Public Hearing for the Keystone mining discharge permit from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 as result of the comments and petition signatures submitted by Friends of Blackwater and you!The WV DEP Division of Mining and Reclamation will hold an online Public Hearing for the Keystone mining discharge permit from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 as result of the comments and petition signatures submitted by Friends of Blackwater and you!
Tagged: PollutionWater
Great American Outdoors Act with Land and Water Conservation Fund will benefit West Virginia
WVEC
The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), S. 3422, was signed into law by the president on August 4, 2020.  It contains components from two previously introduced bills, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Restore Our Parks Act.  On June 17, 2020 the GAOA overwhelmingly passed the Senate by a vote of 73-25. 
Tagged: LegislationWater
Planning to Vote by Mail? Here’s What You Need to Know
WV Citizens for Clean Elections
As you probably know, all West Virginia voters have the option of voting absentee due to concerns about COVID-19. This is the safest option because you can vote from home. However, despite our efforts to make the process consistent with the primary, for the general election registered voters in most counties won’t be mailed an absentee ballot application.
Tagged: Clean elections
Petrochemical Industry Pulls New Recycling Stunt
OVEC
The petrochemical industry has a new marketing stunt in the works. A process, dubbed chemical plastic recycling, is a new technological innovation in waste management, but it isn’t exactly what most people thought was happening when they put that plastic out on the corner or in that little blue bin.
Tagged: PollutionWater
Calendar
It’s Not Too Early to Request Your Absentee Ballot!
WVEC
Voters will begin receiving their mail-in ballots on September 19. If you are considering using a mail-in ballot, we highly recommend requesting your mail-in ballot as soon as possible, and as soon as you complete it, to mail it in, or deliver it by hand to your county clerk. The last day to request an absentee ballot is October 28.
Tagged: Clean elections

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