GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 8

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
Feb 28, 2020 View / Comment Online



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WVEC Bill Update
We’ve passed crossover day so our list of bills to watch has tightened dramatically. While we have many more bills, these are the most important.
Tagged: CoalLegislationOil and gasOrphaned wells
Solar Bill Pending in House – Action Needed
Right now on the House floor the utilities are holding their own bill hostage rather than allow third-party financing for solar energy in the form of power purchase agreements (PPAs) that would benefit our state’s residents, communities, and small businesses.
Tagged: Power purchase agreementsRenewable energy
A Win! 4079 dies in House Committee
Early on in the session, we had concerns about HB 4079 - a bill that deregulated above ground storage tanks in Zones of Critical Concern (ZCC). ZCCs are areas directly upstream from public drinking water intakes in which a released contaminant will reach the intake within five hours. Exempting tanks in ZCCs from regulation would have put us in more danger because there is the added concern of not having enough time to respond if the tank fails.
Tagged: Aboveground tanks

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