By Lucia Valentine
The West Virginia Environmental Council and the West Virginia Sierra Club energy campaign focuses on developing grassroots support for legislation that addresses the issues of unplugged wells, underbonding of reclamation sites, and the pending bankruptcy of the Special Reclamation Fund.The campaign is building momentum around these issues now before we head into the 2023 legislative session.
Join our volunteer base to help write op-eds and attend in-district meetings with legislators. We will help coordinate a meeting and provide help with drafting an op-ed or letter to the editor. It is important for legislators to hear from their constituents about these issues before we head into the 2023 legislative session so that we can start creating momentum now. Please reach out to me at email@example.com.
Please reference our Social Media Toolkit for talking points for potential OPEDs/LTEs. Please also help amplify this work on social media!
The Fact Sheet and Call to Action for both Mineland Reclamation and Plugging Orphaned Wells are linked below.
PLUGGING ORPHANED WELLS:
Check out a few of our published articles as part of the energy campaign!
Orphan Well Crisis in WV– Martinsburg Journal
Proper reclamation needed to plug gas wells in Mon County– Dominion Post