GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 3

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
 
Feb 19, 2021 View / Comment Online

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Welcome to Week #2 of the 2021 Legislative Session!

Here are some quick actions to take now:

Complete our action alert and call House Energy Committee members to let them know you oppose HB 2598, the Aboveground Storage Tank Act bill. This bill will be on the House Energy agenda on Tuesday, February 23. Read below to find more information on this legislation. 

HB 2389, the water quality standards rule, could also be taken up soon in the House Judiciary Committee. We have requested a public hearing for this bill, but the status of this request is still pending. Complete our action alert for this bill here and check out our links below for more information. 

Don’t forget to register for our virtual E-Day, which will be on March 10th via Zoom. Find the registration link here! A suggested donation of $10 will be in place of a registration fee and will support our lobby team.


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Legislative Update 
Hannah King
Happy Friday! We are 9 days in and already have our hands full. Two bills we are taking swift action on: HB 2389, the water quality standards rule, and HB 2598, the above ground storage tank bill.
Tagged: Aboveground tanksPollutionWater
The Aboveground Storage Tank Act Hits the Agenda
WV Rivers Coalition
Make sure you fill out the action alert and let House Energy Committee members know you oppose this bill. Check out the whole packet here.
Tagged: Aboveground tanksWater
A Zombie in the Zones of Critical Concern
Karan Ireland
On January 9, 2014, a chemical (crude-MCHM) leaked into the Elk River, the sole drinking water source for Charleston and the surrounding area. Approximately 300,000 people were ordered to stop bathing in, cleaning with, or drinking the water coming out of their taps. Many became ill and visited emergency rooms.
Tagged: Aboveground tanksHealthWater
Member Spotlight: Solar United Neighbors of West Virginia
WVEC
Solar United Neighbors (SUN) of West Virginia is a nonprofit helping people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights with a goal of making rooftop solar the cornerstone of a modern, clean energy system. SUN's West Virginia program is one of 12 state field programs operated by this national organization.
Tagged: Renewable energy
Reimagine Appalachia to Release Jobs Report
WVEC
Join Reimagine Appalachia on Thursday, February 25 at 10 a.m. via Facebook Live or Zoom for an in-depth discussion of its West Virginia Jobs Report. The Political Research Economy Institute will report on its economic analysis of how many family-sustaining jobs the ReImagine Appalachia blueprint can create in West Virginia if a bold federal stimulus package is passed.
Tagged: LegislationSocial justice
Join Us for Virtual E-Day – March 10!
WVEC
Please join us on March 10 for this year's virtual E-Day! The event is free but Zoom registration is required. Find out more on our Facebook event page. (Suggested donation is $10.00 to support our lobby team.)
Tagged: LegislationWVEC event
Important information on the water quality standards rule
WVEC
Fill out the action alert here to tell your House Judiciary Committee members that you oppose the weakening of our water quality standards.
Tagged: LegislationWater

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