WVEC Action Alert

GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 11

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 11
Jul 15, 2023 View / Comment Online



Welcome to our July newsletter! Nash, the newest member of WVEC, is here to bring you the latest updates!

First, mark your calendars! We will host our annual meeting November 3-5 at picturesque Tygart Lake State Park in Grafton, WV. For more details and lodging info please see our calendar here and register here!

As we dive into the off-season, we want to emphasize the importance of citizen involvement. Your participation is critical to our cause. In this edition, we have exciting opportunities for you to get involved. If you missed any webinars, don’t worry! We have all the recordings below. Please join one of our many volunteer initiatives by completing our survey, we’ll match you with meaningful opportunities based on your interests and availability. 

Please consider donating or renewing your membership to sustain our year-round lobbying work and campaigns. Your contribution plays a significant role in driving our collective efforts forward.

Thank you again. Let’s seize this off-season opportunity and create a sustainable future together!

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Help Protect and Expand Solar in WV
West Virginia stands at a crossroads between its energy past and future. We have the opportunity to embrace clean, renewable energy solutions that can benefit our environment, economy, and communities. However, West Virginians need state legislators to pass bills to protect net metering policies and enable community solar.
Tagged: Community solar
Urgent Action Needed to Address Orphaned Wells
Lucia Valentine
West Virginia has over 6,500 orphaned oil and gas wells. An abandoned well is defined as one that has not been produced in 12 months. An orphaned well is one that no longer produces, and the driller has gone out of business. With no operator, the expense and effort to plug them falls to the landowner or the taxpayers.
Tagged: Orphaned wells
Upcoming events!
WV Sierra Club, Wednesday, July 19 at 5 pm | Legislative Update and Advocacy That Works: Wednesday, July 26, at 7 pm | Join WV Rivers on Tuesday, August 1 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for a "Conversation on Headwaters" | Care Needed in Wilderness Areas | Catch up on recorded webinars!
Tagged: LegislationWater
Empowering YOU: WV Rivers’ Webinars Address PFAS Contamination and Pipeline Assessment
WV Rivers Coalition
Watch recording of WV Rivers' PFAS Lunch and Learn and Pipeline Visual Assessment Training Webinars.
Tagged: PFASPipelines
Join the Ohio Valley Solar Co-op!
Solar United Neighbors
The Ohio Valley Solar & EV Charger Co-op is officially open to new members! With the help and expertise of Solar United Neighbors, co-op members use their bulk purchasing power to get competitive pricing and high-quality solar installations. There is no cost to join and no obligation to go solar. 
Tagged: Solar power
West Virginians for Energy Freedom is Hiring!

West Virginians for Energy Freedom is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Campaign Director to provide strategic leadership and oversight for their organization's comprehensive advocacy campaigns.
Tagged: Opportunity

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