GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 6

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 6
Feb 16, 2024 View / Comment Online



Happy Friday!

We have a lot of updates to share with you this week as we head into the home stretch of the 2024 legislative session.

WVEC’s Francie Price, Jillian Welsh and Jenna Breeckner at Environmental Day on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the State Capitol. Credit: Berry Bennett

On Tuesday, we celebrated our largest E-Day ever! Thanks to all who worked for months to organize it and those who traveled across the state to attend! Read on for more from our President, Sandra Fallon. A special shout-out to the E-Day planning committee: Sandra, Mike Jones (West Virginians for Public Lands/WV Rivers Coalition), Maggie Stange (WV Rivers Coalition), Dani Parent (WV Citizen Action Group), WVEC board members Jenna Breeckner Quenton King and Linda Frame, and Jillian Welsh (WVEC Communications Coordinator Extraordinaire), with lots of help from our lobbyists Lucia Valentine and Isabel Stellato.

We also thank our E-Day co-sponsors, WV Rivers Coalition and WV Citizen Action Group for their generous financial support.

Things are heating up, and your support is even more critical. Keep an eye out for action alerts this week on bills that are moving (or not). Please make those calls to your legislators – and renew your membership or make a donation, if you can. We appreciate your support of the WVEC lobby team!

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Weekly Round-Up
WVEC had a busy week at the legislature! E-Day came and went on Tuesday, February 13, and several environmental advocates and students joined us to make their voices heard throughout the Capitol! As we move closer to Crossover Day (February 28), we are working on several key bills to ensure they hit their respective committee agendas in time. On the other hand, several harmful bills are sitting in committees - let’s help keep them there! 
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E-Day Attendees Call For Solar Energy Policies and Protections for Our Air and Water
Over 125 student, citizen, civic, university and environmental group members attending Environmental Day (E-Day) made their presence known at the State Capitol with 35 display tables, meetings with legislators, and information about their impressive and vital work.
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Upcoming events
TONIGHT! King Coal Film Screening and Discussion, Friday, Feb. 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm | Community Outreach Meeting for Mercer-McDowell-Wyoming Counties, Saturday, Feb. 17 at 12 pm | Save the Date: WVEC Annual Meeting Sept. 13-15, 2024
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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.
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Check out our calendar for upcoming events and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay informed!


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