GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 5

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 5
Feb 9, 2024 View / Comment Online



We have officially reached the halfway point of the WV Legislative Session! In this week’s Round-Up, Lucia and Isabel break down current bills we oppose and support. Thank you for all of your calls and emails so far! Check out WVEC’s recent media interviews, and stay tuned for action alerts as the session gets busier in the coming weeks. 

Black Policy Day at the WV State Capitol. Photo by Perry Bennett

On Wednesday, February 7, advocates, including 300 students, came together for Black Policy Day at the state Capitol to discuss and educate lawmakers on critical policies impacting communities of color in our state. We were happy to talk with the many attendees, including high school and college students, who stopped by WVEC’s table to learn about environmental issues and show their support for renewable and solar energy. You can find coverage of Black Policy Day here from Mountain State Spotlight.

We look forward to seeing you at Environmental Day at the Capitol this Tuesday, February 13! With over 35 organizations tabling, we will welcome advocates, citizen lobbyists and students from all over the state to educate legislators on how bills they are considering would impact environmental protection in West Virginia. Learn more and register below!

Donations you make today will support our busy lobby team! Please donate or renew your membership today to help fund our work for the second half of the 2024 Legislative Session! Thank you!

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Weekly Round-Up
This week’s focus was working to amend HB 5018 (the community air monitoring bill) as it moved through the House, lobbying for the Orphaned Well Prevention Act and following a new bill, HB 5076. We’ve also been prepping for E-Day, which is coming up this Tuesday, February 13.
Tagged: Community solarNet meteringOrphaned wellsPollution
Impressions of the WV Legislature from a First-Time Lobbyist
It’s hard to believe we’ve come to the halfway point of the session. I don’t need to rely on landmarks as much to orient myself in the Capitol, and I can match names with the now-familiar faces I pass every day. And, while we’re still in the thick of it, I’m starting to make sense out of the heaps of information that piled up so fast in the beginning.
Tagged: LegislationPollution
Join us for E-Day 2024 this Tuesday!
Join us for Environmental Day (E-Day) at the WV State Capitol this Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 9 am - 2 pm! Register here.

Tagged: Eday
Climate Reality Training in NYC, April 12-14 – Application & Scholarship

You're invited to the Climate Reality Project's next Leadership Corp Training this April in New York City! This spring, join former Vice President Al Gore and an all-star lineup of thought leaders, experts, and organizers in New York City for a Climate Reality Leadership training exploring the climate crisis today and the road to a sustainable tomorrow.
Tagged: Climate change
Job Description: 2024 Part-time Energy Efficiency Community Outreach Coordinator

This is a 20-30 hour per week independent contractor position; Time period of employment: February 2024 – December 2024, with possible extension through 2025, pending funding.
Tagged: Opportunity
2024 Session Resources
We look forward to bringing you the session news every week, and you can also follow us for daily updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, plus other important resources.
Tagged: Legislation

Check out our calendar for upcoming events and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay informed!


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