GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 7

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
Mar 20, 2021 View / Comment Online



We just concluded week 6 at the legislature and not many bills we are watching moved this week. However, as we are well into the session, some important deadlines are coming up. Tuesday, March 16, is the last day for bills to be introduced in the House and March 22 is the last day for bills to be introduced in the Senate. March 28 is the last day for bills to be reported out of committees and March 31 is crossover day. Read on for more updates!

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Legislative Update 
The environmental bills we are watching had little activity this week. The Water Quality Standards Rule, HB 2382, was quickly thrown onto the Senate Judiciary Committee agenda for Tuesday earlier this week, but was pulled off the agenda due to time constraints. This bill is now on the Judiciary Committee agenda for Monday, March 22 at 3 pm.
Tagged: Aboveground tanksPollutionWater
Ask House leadership to support HB 3162 and legalize on-site PPAs in WV
Solar United Neighbors
On March 15, the WV House of Delegates passed — without objection — House Resolution 14 recognizing clean energy’s importance to West Virginia’s future. Legalizing on-site Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), a popular energy financing tool, would be a great first step to meet the goals outlined in House Resolution 14. West Virginia's legislative session hit the half-way mark this past week.
Tagged: Power purchase agreementsRenewable energy
Member Group Spotlight: Eastern Panhandle Green Coalition

The Eastern Panhandle Green Coalition is a non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the quality of life for all residents of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia through community education on environmental and political issues; scientific policy research and advocacy; grassroots organizing and coalition building; leadership development; direct citizen action; and media outreach. 
Tagged: LegislationSocial justice

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