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Chemical disaster
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe January 15, 2016
Natural Gas Companies Challenge “Zones of Critical Concern” for Drinking Water
You may recall that the Aboveground Storage Tank Act that was passed in response to the Freedom Industries spill subjects to "detailed scrutiny" those aboveground tanks (ASTs) located within "zones of critical concern (ZCCs)" relative to the intake of a public drinking water supply. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksDEPOil and gasRegulationWater
Action Alerts WVEC July 29, 2015
An Email from You Makes a Difference for Our Water
There are two important water-related rules the public is asked to comment on this week. Please take a few minutes today to lend your voice for clean water. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksWater
pipeline
Newsletter article Rob Goodwin March 19, 2015
We live to fight another day as the 2015 Legislative Session Wraps Up
The 2015 Legislative Session ended late Saturday night with several major bills getting killed in the final hours. The majority of the bills that died in the final hours were bad bills as the climate this session was not very conducive to even getting good bills on the agenda. There were a few major bills that consumed the majority of the lobby team’s time this session being the Coal Jobs and Safety Act, Category A Protections for the Kanawha River, HB 2004 the Anti-Clean Power Plan bill, and SB423 the roll back of the tank bill. Of these bills Category A protections for the Kanawha River and the WVDHHR Source Water Protection Planning Rules were of the few bills we could actually encourage a yes vote on. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCoalMarcellusNet metering
Extreme Energy Makeover
Legislative Updates WVEC March 19, 2015
GREEN Vol. 25 Issue 9
Forward, We live to fight another day as the 2015 Legislative Session Wraps Up,There’s even more to be concerned about, ASTA Rollback: The Final Chapter, Spring Reflections, For the Environment: What was gained, what was lost this session, More to read More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCategory ACoalMountaintop removalNet meteringPollutionRenewable energyWater
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe March 18, 2015
ASTA Rollback: The Final Chapter
S.B. 423, "Amending the Aboveground Storage Tank Act," was taken up by the House Judiciary Committee on Monday evening, March 9. The Committee questioned several witnesses, including DEP Secretary Randy Huffman and Evan Hansen of Downstream Strategies. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksWater
Additional reading
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe March 18, 2015
More to read
From Climate Progress:  West Virginia Passes Bill Rolling Back Regulations On Chemical Storage Tanks Statehouse Beat: the many low points of 2015 session And in case you missed it, the Tomblin administration appears to have had a change in attitude toward those MTR health studies: W.Va. DEP’s Huffman: Strip-mine health studies deserve ‘closer look’ ‘A […] More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationMountaintop removal
Action Alerts Vickie Wolfe March 10, 2015
URGENT: Last Chance to Improve Tank Bill!
Once again, we really need your help! By a vote of 13-12 late last night, the House Judiciary Committee narrowly rejected amendments that would have improved water protections in S.B. 423, "Amending the Aboveground Storage Tank Act." A last push for amendments on the House floor could make the difference! Please act now! More
Issues: Aboveground tanksMCHMPollutionRegulationWater
WV/ALEC Capitol
Legislative Updates WVEC March 7, 2015
GREEN Vol. 25 Issue 8
Reaction and Action , Update on S.B. 423, “Amending the Aboveground Storage Tank Act”, Hearing focuses concerns about tank law rollback, Coal Gets a Tax Cut Through HB2675 Despite its Continued Drain on State Budget, The Plot Sickens, Roundup: The Week Just Passed, The Week Ahead, In the media this week, CORRECTION!, Bills We Are Tracking More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCategory AClean electionsSolid wasteWater
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe March 7, 2015
Update on S.B. 423, “Amending the Aboveground Storage Tank Act”
As we told you last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee's committee substitute for S.B. 423, "Amending the Aboveground Storage Tank Act" passed the Senate on Sunday with only one dissenting vote. Shortly thereafter, we began to hear that some senators were under the impression that all parties to the "stakeholder" negotiations, including our contingent, had agreed to the committee substitute. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksWater
Newsletter article Ken Ward March 7, 2015
Hearing focuses concerns about tank law rollback
Kanawha Valley residents, small-business owners and religious leaders joined environmental advocates Friday morning in what could be a last-ditch effort to convince West Virginia lawmakers not to roll back a strong chemical tank safety law passed unanimously by the Legislature after last year’s Elk River leak and the ensuing water crisis. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksWater
Newsletter article Conni Lewis March 7, 2015
The Plot Sickens
Before Friday's hearing, attempts were made to "encourage" our side to cancel it. We don't know who all the players are, but if I have learned nothing else in the past 25 years, its this: if opponents of a strong SB373 didn't fear us, they wouldn't try to stop us. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksSolid waste
Additional reading
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe March 7, 2015
In the media this week
Charleston Gazette, Monday: Bill would roll back chemical tank oversight, WV Public Broadcasting, Tuesday: Company Proposes Building Two Gas-Fired Power Plants in W.Va., Duke University, Wednesday: New Models Yield Clearer Picture of Emissions' True Costs, Charleston Gazette, Wednesday: ‘Cookie Lobbyist’ tries sweet-tooth approach to sway W.Va. legislators More
Issues: Aboveground tanksNatural gasPollutionWater
WVEC Awards Dinner, 2015
Action Alerts Vickie Wolfe March 6, 2015
Please come to our annual dinner! & please contact legislators!
The House Judiciary Committee is expected to take up S.B. 423, which substantially rolls back last year's Aboveground Storage Tank Act, on either Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Please contact members and tell them to please vote against the bill, or if not, to amend it so that water is adequately protected. Talking points for the latter are in our last action alert here. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksWater
Action Alerts Vickie Wolfe March 4, 2015
Friday, 8:30 a.m.: Public hearing on ASTA rollback bill! Please come!
Tell the West Virginia House of Delegates we won’t accept legislation that leaves our water systems, families, and communities at risk! The House is having a public hearing on S.B. 423 Friday, March 6 at 8:30 a.m. in the House Chamber More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationWater
WV Coal Dome
Legislative Updates WVEC March 1, 2015
GREEN Vol. 25 Issue 7
Stinky Deal in SB27 to Bring Trash from New Jersey to McDowell County Dies in Senate Finance Committee, Hearings Yes, But Listening is the Key, Roundup of the Week’s Activities, An Unexpected Champion, Update on S.B. 423, “Gutting the Aboveground Storage Tank Act”, Bills We Are Tracking More
Issues: Aboveground tanksNet meteringRecyclingSolid wasteWater
WV Coal Dome
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe February 28, 2015
Update on S.B. 423, “Gutting the Aboveground Storage Tank Act”
The committee substitute for S.B. 423, “Amending the Aboveground Storage Tank Act,” passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday evening. On Saturday afternoon it passed the full Senate with only one "no" vote, and it's now headed to the House. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksWater
Chemical disaster
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe February 14, 2015
Roundup of the week’s activities
There was no movement this week on H.B. 2574/S.B 423, "Gutting the Aboveground Storage Tank Act." But we're expecting S.B. 423 to appear on the agenda of the Senate Judiciary Committee early in the week. Please tell them NOT to gut the water protections we achieved last year in S.B. 373! Tell them to reject this bill! More
Issues: Aboveground tanksAluminumLegislationPollutionRegulationWater
Action Alerts Vickie Wolfe February 13, 2015
Help us fight for clean water! Attend a public hearing on Monday morning.
Please attend a public hearing on H.B. 2289 ("Category A") on Monday, February 16 at 8:30 a.m. in the House chamber. This is a DEP rules bill that would restore "Category A" (drinking water) status to the section of the Kanawha River that runs through Charleston. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCategory ALegislationRegulationWater
WV Coal Dome
Action Alerts Vickie Wolfe February 8, 2015
Urgent actions needed to protect our water!
Friends, we really need your help this week! I know, we’re saying that all the time these days, but it’s so true! The legislature is posing multiple threats to our water. 1) Please attend a press conference Monday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. in the McManus conference room (252M), on the hallway near the House chamber. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksWater
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