GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 10

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
Grass Roots Environmental Newsletter
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 10
May 12, 2023 View / Comment Online



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Happy May! Now that the legislative session is over, we will be releasing a bi-monthly newsletter. Watch your inbox for updates on our upcoming campaigns, action alerts and more. Remember to check out our calendar for a comprehensive list of meetings and events. Stay engaged, and join us in making a difference!

The 2023 legislative interim meetings have begun, with meetings in April and May, resuming in August. Check out the full schedule here! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates on legislative activities and other important news.

Thanks to all your emails and calls, we had several legislative victories this session! Read about them here and in our 2023 Victories graphic above! 

We couldn’t do it without you! Please donate or renew your membership to help fund our year-round lobbying work and other campaigns – read on for more on what we are up to. Thank you!

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Tell DNR What You Want in our State Parks!
Your emails and calls worked! The State rejected all three proposals for Cacapon State Park. Now, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources wants your input about future development in our wild and wonderful State Parks and public lands.  Please take a few minutes and complete the survey.
Tagged: State parks
Ohio River named Second Most Endangered River

The Ohio River has been designated as the second most endangered river in the country.  Each year, American Rivers, a national nonprofit, releases a report of our nation’s most endangered rivers, naming those that stand before decisions that will determine their fate. The Ohio River stands before such a moment of great decision. 
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Making A Difference: Practical Actions for Change
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
The WV Highlands Conservancy (WVHC) has released its new booklet, "Making A Difference: Practical Actions That Individuals Can Take To Reduce Their Impact On Climate." With the pressing need to address climate change, this 12-page guide aims to empower individuals with knowledge and practical strategies to make a positive impact. Climate change is a global challenge that requires collective action from
Tagged: Climate change
WV Students Create Winning Climate Change PSAs

West Virginia students have important climate messages to share with all West Virginians—from using renewable energy to reducing their carbon footprint and addressing flood and food security risks due to climate change.  
Tagged: Climate change
Environmental Justice Initiative Advances in West Virginia

Assistant United States Attorney Max Nogay leads the Environmental Justice (EJ) initiative in the Northern District of West Virginia. EJ is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
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