GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 2

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
Feb 12, 2021 View / Comment Online



Welcome to the 2021 Legislative Session

by Linda Frame, WVEC President

Greetings, everyone!

Welcome to what will be a weekly newsletter for the next 8 weeks as we work to keep you informed on what is happening at the WV Capitol. The WVEC lobby team has hit the ground running. Since our last newsletter, Rob Casto joined Hannah King on the team – please read on for more about them both. Welcome, Rob!

Mark your calendars for this year’s E-Day on March 10 from 6:00 – 7:30PM. While the event is free, registration is required. Suggestion donation is $10.00. While there will be no GREEN JAM this year sadly, we hope you will join us in your JAMmies!

Please help support our lobby team and outreach efforts by renewing your membership or making a donation. You can mail a check to:

PO Box 1007
Charleston, WV 25324 

Or donate online here.

Reach out to us at

Thank you for your support!

Linda Frame
WVEC President

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Happy Session, Everyone!
Hannah King
The 1st session of the 85th Legislature began on Wednesday, February 10th. Since then, we have seen more than a dozen environmental bills introduced, some good, some not so good. Rob and I are keeping a close eye on everything, but we will need your help the next two months.
Tagged: HealthLegislationPollutionSolid wasteWater
Meet the Lobby Team
Hannah King
Beginning his 31st year in the legislative process, Rob Casto joins the West Virginia Environmental Council lobby team for the 2021 Legislative Session. Rob brings to the job a considerable background in public affairs as a former senior staffer at the West Virginia Legislature and longtime government relations professional. 
Tagged: Legislation
Join the fight for energy freedom: Contact your lawmakers today!
Solar United Neighbors
The West Virginia Legislature gaveled into session on Wednesday, and Senate Bill 30, a bill to legalize on-site Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), was introduced on opening day. Let your legislators know that you support SB 30 and want them to legalize on-site PPAs in 2021!
Tagged: Power purchase agreementsRenewable energy
The Mapping Inequality Project

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching the Environmental Justice (EJ) and Systemic Racism Speaker Series by featuring The Mapping Inequality Project on March 4, 2021 at 1:00-2:00 pm EST. This unique collaboration created a foundational resource for unprecedented research, education, organizing, and policy advocacy on redlining and current environmental challenges.
Tagged: Social justice
ICYMI: We Recommend You Give This a Listen
Last month, WVEC board and lobby team folks attended this event sponsored by the West Virginia Center on Climate Change, Friends of Blackwater, and the WVU College of Law  and we recommend checking it out! 
Tagged: Climate change
Member Spotlight: West Virginia Rivers Coalition
Each week during the Legislative Session, we will feature one of our member organizations. These groups from across the state support the WVEC by having a seat on our board and contributing financially so we can fund our lobby team each session. We could not do our important work without their support!
Tagged: Water

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