GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 5

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
Mar 5, 2021 View / Comment Online



Spring time is just around the corner and we are ecstatic to move toward warmer weather and sunny skies. We are also excited to see you at E-Day this Wednesday, March 10 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM!

Join our lobby team, partner organizations, and legislators for an update on what is happening at the Capitol and how you can take action as the legislative session enters its second half.  We’ll also have a live auction of this exquisite Charly Hamilton print and live performances by local musicians Sandy Sowell, Gerry Collyard, and Stephen Hill! Check out our agenda for the evening!

Registration is free but required. Please consider a $10.00 donation to support our 2021 lobby team.

See you there!

Linda Frame
WVEC President

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Update on Bills to Support
As we approach the halfway point of the 2021 legislative session there are a few bills we are supporting that are still pending in committees. SB30, sponsored by Senator Trump, which would permit third-party ownership of renewable and alternative energy generating facilities, is currently in the Senate Committee on Economic Development with a second reference to Senate Government Organization.
Tagged: Energy efficiencyPower purchase agreementsState parks
Legislative Update, Day 24
Thank you to everyone who has participated so far in our action alerts, public hearings and contacting legislators on their own. You are making an impact and we encourage you to keep it up! I'll start with HB 2598, the Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Act, passed after the 2014 Freedom Industries leak...
Tagged: Aboveground tanksEnergyWater
Let WVDEP Know You Want Them to Hold the MVP Accountable for Water Pollution
WV Rivers Coalition
The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a 303-mile project cutting through Wetzel, Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis, Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Summers, and Monroe Counties, was recently fined approximately $303,000 by WVDEP. The proposed agreement for the fine is now open for public comment. Comments are due March 13.
Tagged: PipelinesPollutionWater
Member Spotlight/Job Announcement: West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy (WVHC) is one of the founding members of the WV Environmental Council and one of our biggest supporters. WVHC, now in its 54th year, currently serves approximately 1,500 members and supporters with a strong history of promoting, encouraging, and working for the conservation and an appreciation of the natural resources of West Virginia focusing primarily on the Highlands Region.
Tagged: Opportunity
Energy Efficient WV Seeking Executive Director

Energy Efficient West Virginia is hiring a dynamic, forward-thinking leader to take EEWV into the coming decade. Preference is given to candidates with fundraising/development experience, comfort working with industry leaders and business owners, and familiarity with energy policy. EEWV is a 10-year-old nonprofit coalition of individuals, businesses, and organizations seeking to grow the energy efficiency industry in the state. The position is full time.
Tagged: Opportunity
E-Day 2021 Agenda
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Tagged: Eday

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