GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 11

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Newsletter
Volume 32 Issue 11
Jul 8, 2022 View / Comment Online



Happy Summer! We are excited to be back with our July Volume of GREEN. This month we are highlighting several events, actions and opportunities to get involved with our member groups. Please be sure to SAVE THE DATE for West Virginia Environmental Council’s 2022 Environmental Summit Sept 24-25 in Morgantown. Registration is now LIVE! 

The 2022 Environmental Summit will bring together local and state environmental organizations, activists, and citizens in West Virginia to facilitate conversation around the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s environmental movement.

Be sure to register and join us for a West Virginia Fall weekend of discussion, networking, food, music, bird watching, zip lining, and more! 

Click here or on the image below to register and learn more about what’s in store!

Lucia Valentine, WVEC
(Newsletter articles are below the summit flyer)

Click an article title or thumbnail image to read the full article (text below is only an excerpt).

WV SORO Has Published New Materials 

West Virginia Surface Owners Rights Organization has published new materials and resources on their website!
Tagged: Oil and gas
Upcoming Listening Sessions
Friends of the Cheat
Please consider attending a listening session to help shape a regional plan to address water pollution issues and drinking water contamination in the 14-state Ohio River region.
Tagged: PollutionWater
A Survey to Safeguard Democracy
WV Citizen Action Group
Did you have an issue voting in the primary? If so, read this article, fill out the survey and share your experiences with us. Additionally, in order to reach as many voters as possible, the WV Freedom to Vote Coalition is initiating a texting campaign very soon, and we are looking for volunteers to help us out!
Tagged: Clean elections
Solar 101 Info Session
Solar United Neighbors
Have you ever considered going solar?  Join Solar United Neighbors on July 13th @ 7pm to learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. This solar 101 info session will cover economics, financing, and more about the Tucker Randolph Upshur solar co-op! 
Tagged: Renewable energy
Cheap Electricity and Expensive Coal-Fired Power

The West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) is establishing a task force to look into ways to reduce energy costs. The task force was initiated after a request by the West Virginia Coal Association to look into how to keep the coal-fired power plants running more often, however the PSC established the task force with a much broader scope.
Tagged: CoalEnergy
WV Highlands Conservancy’s New Outings Program
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
Check out West Virginia Highlands Conservancy’s new outings program! Sign up at
Tagged: Event
Environmental Justice and Enforcement Resources
Representatives from several WVEC member groups met with the U.S. Attorney's Office from both the Northern and Southern districts recently to learn more about their new Environmental Justice and Enforcement effort. 

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