GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 9

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
Volume 32 Issue 9
Legislative Wrap Up
Mar 18, 2022 View / Comment Online



What a wild ride the last 60 days have been! We’ve spent the last two months at the WV State Capitol working hard to help stop the bad environmental bills and help advance the good ones forward. We were successful in defeating several harmful bills and fortunate to see a few good ones cross the finish line before Sine Die. A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to read our updates, share our posts on social media, and participate in our action alerts. Your efforts were imperative in helping us accomplish our goals. We couldn’t have done it without your support!

Read more below to learn the bills that passed, the bills that died and some of the events that unfolded along the way. 

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Recap of 2022 Legislative Session
Our biggest accomplishment during the session was helping defeat HB 2598, the aboveground storage tank bill. This year’s bill would have relaxed inspection requirements on oil and gas tanks located within zones of critical concern, which are 5 hours or less upstream of our drinking water intakes.
Tagged: Aboveground tanksDEPLegislationState parks
Protect yourself from high energy bills
Solar United Neighbors
American Electric Power (AEP) is asking the West Virginia Public Service Commission to raise your electric rates, again. They want the ability to charge you an amount that's yet to be determined.
Tagged: Energy
WV Rivers is Hiring an Ohio River Coordinator!
WV Rivers Coalition
Are you the next member of our team? The Ohio River Coordinator will help build a network of allies working for clean water and healthy communities along the Ohio River. The Coordinator will organize diverse partners to drive grassroots actions that advance clean water policy.
Tagged: Opportunity
Now Hiring: Membership and Fulfillment Secretary
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
THE WEST VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS CONSERVANCY, the state’s oldest and largest environmental advocacy organization, is seeking a membership and fulfillment secretary with strong organizational skills and a passion for the environment. Work from home.
Tagged: Opportunity
WV DEP Announces Public Forum on Ethylene Oxide Emissions to Take Place March 26 in Dunbar

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is holding a community open house to provide information and update the public on its actions to address Ethylene Oxide (EtO) air emissions in the western areas of Kanawha County.
Tagged: DEPHealthPollution

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