GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 1

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 1
Jan 14, 2022 View / Comment Online



Happy New Year! 

The 2022 legislative session kicked off Wednesday and is off to a dizzying start! This year the WVEC will be represented by Hannah King and Lucia Valentine. We are so excited to have them work on our legislative priorities and speak out for our members like you. Please read on for more about what we will be watching for this year.

We hope that you can help support our 2022 lobby team with a donation or by renewing your membership. Most of our budget is spent during this wild 60-day time period. Please consider donating at our website or by sending a check to: WVEC, PO Box 1007, Charleston, WV 25324.

Coming right up is our annual E-Day event at the Capitol on Thursday, January 20. This event will be in person with environmental groups from across the state gathering in the Upper Rotunda Senate Side. Our noon-time rally will be broadcast live on Facebook in case you’d like to join us virtually. Otherwise come up to the Capitol, if you can! 

Read about E-Day and much more in today’s newsletter. We look forward to bringing you the news of the session for the next 60 days. If you have questions or comments, please reach out to us at Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for news throughout the week.

To listen in on what’s happening at the Capitol during House and Senate floor sessions, committee meetings, and public hearings, go to the WV Legislature’s website. You can also download a membership directory to learn more about your representatives and their committees. 

If you plan to come to the Capitol for E-Day or any other event, please mask up and be fully vaccinated. Please stay safe.

Thank you for your support!

Linda Frame
WVEC President

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Legislative Agenda for 2022 Session
The West Virginia Environmental Council works closely with our member groups to ensure environmental protections throughout West Virginia. We have been an active voice at the Capitol for over 30 years and have focused heavily on clean water, clean air and protecting our public lands. Here’s a look at our legislative agenda for the 2022 Legislative Session.
Tagged: Legislation
Welcome, Lucia!
Hello! My name is Lucia Valentine and I am going to be lobbying with the West Virginia Environmental Council during the 2022 legislative session. My passion and work are dedicated to the intersection of climate justice and advocacy. Growing up in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, I am proud to be from the Mountain State and have been no stranger to the negative environmental impacts of heavy industry on my state. 
Tagged: Legislation
Welcome Back, Hannah!
Hannah King
Hi everyone! I am back and very excited for my second year of lobbying for the West Virginia Environmental Council. I’ve been working for E-Council over the last year as their Outreach Coordinator, so I’ve been building relationships and helping promote events with environmental groups and advocates across the state. 
Tagged: Legislation
WV Rivers is Hiring – Join Our Team!
WV Rivers Coalition
We’re hiring a Staff Scientist! Autumn Crowe, who served as the Staff Scientist and Interim Program Director has been selected to take on the role of full-time Program Director. Congratulations, Autumn!  Now, we're seeking motivated candidates for the Staff Scientist position. 
Tagged: Opportunity
January 18: Advanced Nuclear Energy Informational Session
Join environmental and labor groups on Tuesday, January 18th from 6pm to 7:15pm for an informational session on both the benefits and risks of repowering coal plant sites for advanced nuclear energy development or small modular reactors (SMRs) in West Virginia followed by a presentation from state legislators on the political landscape around proposed nuclear legislation and a Q&A discussion.
Tagged: Nuclear energy

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