GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 13

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 13
Nov 21, 2023 View / Comment Online



WVU Sierra Student Coalition members voting on their top legislative priorities during the WVEC Annual Meeting on November 4, 2023.

As the holiday season approaches, we’re excited to share our final newsletter of the year. Thank you to everyone who attended our annual meeting earlier this month to help set our 2024 legislative priorities. Read on for a recap of our meeting and priorities.

WVEC’s Annual Green Jam is tonight, November 21, at the Empty Glass in Charleston! It’s more than an evening of music and community; it’s an opportunity to show your support for our work. We also hope to see you at Environmental Day at the WV Capitol on February 13. More details are in the calendar items below.

Please consider making a year-end donation to sustain our advocacy efforts. Your contributions are pivotal in supporting our mission as we navigate the legislative landscape ahead. Please go to to donate.

See you in 2024 when we start our weekly Legislative Updates during the 2024 legislative session!

Happy Holidays!

Jillian Welsh
Communications Coordinator

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WVEC’s Annual Meeting Sets 2024 Legislative Goals
As we head into the 2024 legislative session in January, there will be many policy issues to monitor and bills to follow. Earlier this month WVEC members and member groups gathered at Tygart Lake State Park for WVEC's annual meeting to discuss and decide on its legislative priorities.
Tagged: EventLegislation
WVEC Annual Green Jam: Music for a Cause on Nov 21!
Experience the magic of the annual WVEC GREEN Jam on Tuesday, November 21, at The Empty Glass in Charleston from 6:30 to 10:30 PM. Join us for a night of music.
Tagged: EventMusic
Register today for Environmental Day at the WV Capitol!
You're invited to Environmental Day (E-Day) at the WV State Capitol on Tuesday, February 13, from 9 am - 2 pm! E-Day is a chance to see the legislature at work, visit and tour the Capitol, meet environmental groups and advocate for our legislative priorities.
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Join Our 2024 Lobby Team!
Ready to make a difference in West Virginia's future? WVEC needs you on our 2024 lobby team! 
Tagged: Opportunity
The Abandoned and Orphaned Wells of the Kanawha State Forest
WV Rivers Coalition
During the October Legislative interims, the WV Surface Owners’ Rights Organization (WVSORO), along with the WV Rivers Coalition and the WV Environmental Council, organized an educational hike in the Kanawha State Forest near the state's capitol. Abandoned oil and gas infrastructure is prolific throughout the state.
Tagged: MethaneOrphaned wells
The Climate Reality Project Expands in West Virginia
The Climate Reality Project, founded by former US Vice President Al Gore, is a global organization dedicated to mobilizing action on climate change. They employ education, advocacy, and actionable solutions to address the urgent climate crisis. 
Tagged: Climate change
League of Women Voters of WV releases its Legislative Scorecard
The LWVWV’s League Legislative Action Workgroup (LLAW) members have been busy since the last issue of The Voter.  In this period between legislative sessions, we have focused our efforts on voter information in the form of a Legislative Scorecard.
Tagged: Legislation

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Updated: January 12, 2024 — 4:42 pm

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