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Newsletter article WVEC March 13, 2020
The good, the bad, and the ugly…
It took us a few days to decompress to compile everything that’s happened over the last 60 days. Here’s a breakdown of the most important bills we worked on. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationRenewable energyWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 28, 2020
A Win! 4079 dies in House Committee
Early on in the session, we had concerns about HB 4079 - a bill that deregulated above ground storage tanks in Zones of Critical Concern (ZCC). ZCCs are areas directly upstream from public drinking water intakes in which a released contaminant will reach the intake within five hours. Exempting tanks in ZCCs from regulation would have put us in more danger because there is the added concern of not having enough time to respond if the tank fails. More
Issues: Aboveground tanks
Legislative Updates WVEC February 28, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 8
Right now on the House floor the utilities are holding their own bill hostage rather than allow third-party financing for solar energy in the form of power purchase agreements (PPAs) that would benefit our state’s residents, communities, and small businesses. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksOil and gasOrphaned wellsPower purchase agreementsRenewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC February 7, 2020
Halfway Done – A Bill Update
It’s Day 31 of Session which means we’ve made it halfway through! Whew! Be sure to follow our Bill Tracking for a more thorough, but we thought we’d give a short update on some of the bills we are watching More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCoalLegislationOil and gasWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 7, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 5
Yesterday Delegate Evan Hansen and Senator William Ihlenfeld held a press conference on the introduction of the Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020! See House bill 4542 here and Senate Bill 679 here. We were joined by a packed room of Legislators, press, and citizens. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksOil and gasPollutionRenewable energyWaterWVEC event
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition January 24, 2020
WV Rivers Discusses HB4079 on The Legislature Today

This week, WV Rivers executive director, Angie Rosser, was a guest on the WV Public Broadcasting program The Legislature Today. She discussed the cumulative impacts oil & gas development is having on our environment and the dangers of HB4079, the bill that would exempt oil & gas storage tanks closest to drinking water intakes from the Aboveground Storage Tank Act (ASTA). Watch her interview here.

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Issues: Aboveground tanksOil and gasWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 24, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 3
A new bill led by Delegate Hansen (D-Monongalia), called the West Virginia Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020, was introduced in the House as HB4542. WV Rivers and the West Virginia Environmental Council endorse this bill which aims to identify and reduce exposure to class of chemical toxins known as polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsHealthPollutionRenewable energyWater
Newsletter article WVEC January 17, 2020
HB 4079 Removes Tanks from Regulations Near Drinking Water Intakes
Every year, we see rollback after rollback of regulations meant to protect our most precious resources and so it’s no surprise to see it again this year. However, frankly, even the most cynical lobbyists and legislators were shocked to see how brazen HB 4079 is. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksHealthLegislationPollution
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Newsletter article WVEC January 17, 2020
WVEC Lobbying Team: An Update on Our Bills
So far, we are already tracking SO many bills! Many of the bills are carried over from last year, including two versions of the Power Purchase Agreement bill–the PPA bill we are working on hasn’t been introduced yet! We see a lot of carryover relating to landfills, public lands, and solar. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislation
Legislative Updates WVEC January 17, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 2
So far, we are already tracking SO many bills! Many of the bills are carried over from last year, including two versions of the Power Purchase Agreement bill–the PPA bill we are working on hasn’t been introduced yet! We see a lot of carryover relating to landfills, public lands, and solar. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsLegislationOrphaned wellsWater
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 15, 2019
West Virginia Coal Association Bill Originated in Committee
The long awaited “Coal Bill” originated yesterday in Senate EIM. “Coal bill” is the colloquialism for the bill, usually originated in committee and pushed straight to the floor, that is written by the West Virginia Coal Association and encompasses all of their legislative goals for the year. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCoalLegislation
Legislative Updates WVEC February 15, 2019
GREEN, Volume 29 Issue 6
West Virginia Environmental Council GREEN Legislative Update   View / Comment Online  Donate    Click an article title or thumbnail image to read the full article (text below is only an excerpt). More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsEnergyOrphaned wellsRecycling
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Action Alerts Laura Davidson March 10, 2017
Calling all Water Warriors: Resist!
Join us Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:00am for the Public Hearing on HB 2811 in the WV House Chamber. Rise up with us, and resist these attempts to endanger our clean water supply! More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationNatural gasOil and gasPollutionRegulationSocial justiceWaterWVEC event
Legislative Updates Ciera Pennington February 15, 2017
GREEN Vol. 27 Issue 1
Our dedicated Lobby Team is fired up and ready to face these threats head on! Stay tuned every Wednesday throughout session for a weekly update (like this one!) outlining what our team is up to and how you can take action. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksDEPEdayLegislationWaterWVEC event
Legislative Updates WVEC March 11, 2016
GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 9
What Roger Sherman Learned, Day 59: where things stand, WVEC awards dinner, More from the Charleston Gazette-Mail More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClimate changeCoalSolid wasteWater
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe March 10, 2016
Day 59: where things stand
Remember that S.B. 625 provides that, when public water utilities involve the public in developing their source water protection plans, they are allowed to share information that is already in the public domain. It passed the House on Thursday and is headed to the Governor; you can read more in a Gazette-Mail report here. And more. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksSolid wasteWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 12, 2016
GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 5
The Supreme Spin!!, Tuesday’s Water Events, WV and coal , DEP rules pass out of Judiciary, MORE regulatory reform!, Paying for water used for fracking, This week in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Bills we are tracking More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEnergy efficiencyFrackingSocial justiceWater
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe February 8, 2016
DEP rules pass out of Judiciary
At press time last Friday (5th), the House Judiciary Committee was still chewing on the DEP rules. Here are the highlights. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksNatural gasRegulationWater
Action Alerts Vickie Wolfe February 2, 2016
Help! Clean water under attack!
We're expecting the House Judiciary Committee to take up water rules this Friday, February 5. Long story short, the regulations on aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) that were passed by the Legislature in the wake of the 2014 Freedom Industry spill have been weakened at every step of the way. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksAluminumSeleniumWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 29, 2016
GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 3
Roundup of the Week’s Activities, How we live, E-Day, Great Song, Great Cause, You–yes, YOU–can make a difference!, Bills We Are Tracking More
Issues: Aboveground tanksAluminumCoalHealthSocial justiceWater
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