GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 4

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
Volume 32 Issue 4
Feb 4, 2022 View / Comment Online



It’s the fourth week of the Legislature! Several bills we are following hit committee agendas and were voted on in both chambers. We have compiled a list of bills we are watching, both good and bad, and will continue to update this list as we go. Take a look at the Legislative Update article below to see what’s happening!

Click here for links to committees and info on how to contact your legislators!

We hope you can join us for E-Day on Wednesday, February 16. Please register here and read on for more info!

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

New Member of WVEC Team!
Sarah Carballo
Hi, everybody! My name is Sarah Carballo and I’m pleased to join the West Virginia Environmental Council as the new Conservation Organizer and Outreach Coordinator.
Tell Legislators to OPPOSE Exempting Oil & Gas Tanks Within ZCCs! 
WV Rivers Coalition
Industry lobbyists are at it again trying to exempt oil and gas tanks from the Aboveground Storage Tank Act. This year, a few bills have been proposed that are similar to last year's rollback attempt - which you defeated! 
Tagged: Aboveground tanksLegislationWater
Adequate Funding Needed for WVDEP Office of Oil & Gas

An increase in funding for WV Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas (OOG) inspectors would be increased thanks to an annual $100 per year fee on every well that is active if HB 2725, sponsored by Delegate Evan Hansen, is passed.
Tagged: Oil and gasPollution
Legislative Update – Week #4
Bills we oppose: Aboveground Storage Tank Act. Please read today’s stand-alone article for more information from WV Rivers Coalition on these bills and how to take action. More...
Join Us Virtually for E-Day on February 16 at 6pm! 
This year's E-Day has been rescheduled to a Zoom event on February 16 from 6:00 - 7:30PM. Registration now open! E-Day will include a legislative update from a couple of our member groups, WV legislators and our lobby team on bills we are following and other things happening at the Capitol. We will have some music and an opportunity to reach out to your legislators.
Tagged: EventLegislation

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