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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
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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. legislatorsMore
Issues: Aboveground tanksNatural gasPollutionWater
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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 ChamberMore
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationWater
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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 TrackingMore
Issues: Aboveground tanksNet meteringRecyclingSolid wasteWater
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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
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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
Drinking water
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
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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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