GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 7

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 7
Feb 23, 2024 View / Comment Online



As Crossover Day approaches, we want to take a moment to thank you for your phone calls, emails, and donations throughout the 2024 session. Making our voices heard is a community effort, and we’re deeply grateful for your continued support. 

While we’ve all worked hard over the past six weeks, every session has wins and losses. Despite our efforts, some of our supported bills have not yet been taken up in committee, meaning they will likely not survive past Crossover Day, February 28. Over the next two weeks, however, we will focus our efforts on the bills that still have a chance. Now is the time to stay focused and remember what drives us to do this work!

Listen to WVEC lobbyist Lucia Valentine and WV Rivers Coalition Executive Director Angie Rosser speak with Hoppy Kercheval on Talkline (starting at minute 87) on Wednesday, February 21, about the bills we are watching and our priorities. We promise to keep you informed as we receive updates. Please keep an eye out for especially-urgent action alerts in the coming days.

You can support our lobby team further by making a donation or renewing your membership. The vast majority of the WVEC’s budget is spent during these 60 days and every dollar counts.

Thank you, and onward!

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WVEC Weekly Round-Up
Crossover day is quickly approaching! Bills must make it out of their house of origin by Wednesday, February 28. Here’s what we are watching
We’ve hit a milestone in the fight for solar rights in West Virginia
Solar United Neighbors
When solar supporters join together, we win. Over the past six months, Solar United Neighbors has joined forces with other organizations to protect solar in West Virginia. And now, we’ve reached an agreement with FirstEnergy subsidiaries MonPower and Potomac Edison.
Tagged: Net metering
Corridor H Public Meeting Feb. 27
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
Show your support for the Northern Route (BAA 2) at the Corridor H public meeting on Tuesday, February 27 from 4 to 7 pm at Tucker County High School! Residents and friends of Tucker County will have the opportunity to view updated maps of the northern routing for Corridor H at a public meeting next week.
Urgent Action Needed: Comment on Chemours Consent Order by Feb 25!
WV Rivers Coalition
We need your voice to oppose environmental injustice in Belle, WV. The WVDEP is considering a consent order for Chemours Optima Belle which allows Chemours to discharge ethylbenzene into the Kanawha River at levels six times higher than the human health criteria set by the EPA. Ethylbenzene is a possible carcinogen and is known to cause tumors in animals.
Tagged: HealthPollutionWater
Briefing: Community Clean Water Priorities for Ohio River Basin
WV Rivers Coalition
80% of West Virginia’s streams and rivers make their way to the Ohio River. Though there have been significant improvements to water quality in the past few decades, people see that there are still serious threats to our waters and the health of the people and ecosystems that depend on them.
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

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