GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 4

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 4
Feb 3, 2023 View / Comment Online



We are almost at the Legislative Session’s halfway point and things are getting busy! We are working hard to advocate for protecting our state’s environment and ensuring that the voices of our communities are heard. Read on for ways to take action!

Check out the latest newsletters from our member groups, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and WV Citizen Action Group. Please consider joining these wonderful organizations that work hard to protect our state’s public lands and much more! 

Thank you for your support and for being a part of this community. Together, we can make a real impact on the future of West Virginia. Please donate to support our lobby team or update your membership today!

Thank you!

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Weekly Round-Up 
Protecting Our Public Lands from Off-Road Vehicles, Keep Forever Chemicals (PFAS) from Polluting Our Drinking Water, Urge Adequate Funding for the Office of Oil & Gas Inspectors 
Tagged: Off-road vehiclesOil and gasPFAS
Ask Your Legislators to Fully Fund the DEP Office of Oil and Gas
This week, the West Virginia Senate and House energy committees passed SB448 and HB 3110, which provides funding to the Office of Oil and Gas (O&G) to increase the number of well inspectors. Both bills have advanced to their corresponding finance committees, where your help is needed!
Tagged: DEPOil and gas
You’re Invited to E-Day at the Capitol!
The 2023 Environmental Day (E-Day) at the Capitol is fast approaching! Please join environmental groups from across the state for this annual advocacy day on Tuesday, February 28, from 9 am - 2 pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone face-to-face this year!
Tagged: EventLegislation
Actions Alerts and Online Events: Get involved today! 
Here's a quick overview of some of our members' action alerts and online events for you to join: The PFAS Protection Act, Mountain Valley Pipeline, Methane Lunch & Learn, Listening Session
Tagged: PFASPipelines
Black Policy Breakfast and Day of Action
The WV Black Voter Impact Initiative and its partners invite you to attend Black Policy Day at the Capitol on February 15. All are welcome to visit the Capitol to engage with our state leaders, discuss the policies that most impact Black and minority communities, and learn how to start impacting your communities today! The West Virginia Environmental Council is a proud sponsor of this event.
Tagged: EventLegislation
2023 Legislative Priorities
Community Solar, Orphaned Gas Well Responsibility, Adequate funding for inspectors for the WV DEP Office of Oil and Gas, Mineland Reclamation, Advanced Nuclear, Hydrogen Hub/CCS, Aboveground Storage Tank Legislation, Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality Standards/Triennial Review, Public Lands, Clean Elections/Voter Protection legislation
Tagged: Aboveground tanksClean electionsDEPOrphaned wellsPollutionReclamationRenewable energyWater
2023 Session Resources
We look forward to bringing you the session news every Friday evening, and you can also follow us for daily updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Tagged: Legislation

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