GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 5

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 5
Feb 10, 2023 View / Comment Online



We have officially reached the halfway point of the WV Legislative Session! There is still much to be done, and your advocacy is needed now more than ever.

In this week’s Round-Up, Lucia and Maria offer a breakdown of current bills we oppose and support. Stay tuned for action alerts as the session gets even busier in the coming weeks. Thank you for all of your calls and emails so far – they are critical in shaping the future of our state. 

The WVEC relies on member donations to support our hard-working lobby team. Please donate or update your membership today to help fund our work for the second half of the 2023 Legislative Session! Thank you for all you do!!

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Weekly Round-Up
Yesterday was the official halfway point of the 2023 Legislative Session! As we head into the second half, we are changing the format of our weekly round-up to a breakdown of bills we are working on getting passed and those we are trying to defeat, along with steps you can take. 
Tagged: EnergyLegislationPublic landsWater
You’re Invited to E-Day at the Capitol!
Get ready for a day of citizen advocacy! Please join us for 2023 Environmental Day (E-Day) at the WV State Capitol! Our annual advocacy day will take place on February 28th from 9 am to 2 pm.
Tagged: EventLegislation
Clean Air Valentines: Share Your Love for WV
Our partners at Moms Clean Air Force WV and Our Future WV have a unique Valentine’s Day action planned to share grassroots messages on why residents love West Virginia and want clean air for their communities. 
Tagged: Pollution
Upcoming Virtual Events with WV Rivers Coalition
WV Rivers Coalition
February 16: Four Facts and Three Concerns about YOUR West Virginia Public Lands February 23: What is Blue Hydrogen? March 23: Conversation on Headwaters
Tagged: EnergyPublic landsWater
Two Action Alerts from WV Rivers Coalition
WV Rivers Coalition
Protect our drinking water Say no to off-road vehicles 
Tagged: Off-road vehiclesPFASPublic lands
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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