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WVEC Lobbying Team: An Update on Our Bills
So far, we are already tracking SO many bills! Many of the bills are carried over from last year, including two versions of the Power Purchase Agreement bill–the PPA bill we are working on hasn’t been introduced yet! We see a lot of carryover relating to landfills, public lands, and solar.
Tagged: Aboveground tanks, Legislation
Clean Elections: Pro- Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform
This year, our goal is to elevate and build support for the Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform with emphasis on priority planks for WV Citizens for Clean Elections partners and allies. These include:
Tagged: Clean elections
MOJO IS BACK — The Modern Jobs (MoJo) Act, HB 4172 Introduced in House
This bill removes barriers to solar development so that West Virginia stops losing out on jobs in the fastest-growing occupation in the country: solar installers. It allows large electricity users to access solar, so long as the solar arrays are built on former coal mines in West Virginia.
Tagged: Legislation, Renewable energy
HB 4079 Removes Tanks from Regulations Near Drinking Water Intakes
Every year, we see rollback after rollback of regulations meant to protect our most precious resources and so it’s no surprise to see it again this year. However, frankly, even the most cynical lobbyists and legislators were shocked to see how brazen HB 4079 is.
Tagged: Aboveground tanks, Health, Legislation, Pollution