Tag: Aluminum

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Newsletter article WVEC March 3, 2016
“Not so fast,” says the EPA
You may be sick of hearing about the coal industry's efforts to weaken water quality standards for aluminum and selenium, which have been ongoing for a few years now. These changes were codified in last year's "Coal Jobs and Safety Act," and the corresponding rules are in this year's bundle, H.B. 4053. Well, hopefully you won't mind hearing some good news. More
Issues: AluminumRegulationSeleniumWater
Newsletter article Bill Price February 5, 2016
Water, Water, Water…did I say WATER!!
I wish the leaders in our legislature were simply fiddling and passing trivial bills in the middle of the current state of crisis in WV. But what they are actually doing is more than trivial, it’s irresponsible. More
Issues: AluminumPollutionSeleniumWater
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
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe January 29, 2016
Roundup of the Week’s Activities
So far, the House Judiciary Committee has not yet taken up the DEP rules, which were passed by the House Energy Committee last week. In particular, we are hoping to get some improvements to H.B. 4104, which is the vehicle for aboveground storage tank rules. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksAluminumCoalLegislation
Legislative Updates WVEC January 22, 2016
GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 2
Rules Riding into the Sunset, House Energy Committee Approves DEP Rules, 2016 WVEC and WVCAG Legislative Kick-Off Blast, Congratulations, WV Rivers!, Bills We Are Tracking More
Issues: Aboveground tanksAluminumLegislationSeleniumWater
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe January 22, 2016
House Energy Committee Approves DEP Rules
Fifteen DEP rules bills passed out of the House Energy Committee this week. Several of these were promulgated in response to federal (Clean Air Act) rather than state legislation. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksAluminumLegislationRegulationSeleniumWater
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe March 18, 2015
For the Environment: What was gained, what was lost this session
Yes, believe it or not, there were a couple of "gains." One of those was the restoration of "Category A" status to the lower 72-mile stretch of the Kanawha River, which means that that section of the Kanawha may be used as source water for drinking water facilities. The WVEC and our allies worked hard to shepherd this rule through the process. More
Issues: AluminumCategory ALegislationNet meteringRecyclingWater
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe March 7, 2015
Roundup: The Week Just Passed, The Week Ahead
On Monday the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to take up H.B. 2283. This is the DEP rules bundle that contains the rule that proposes to restore “Category A” (drinking water) status to the section of the Kanawha River that flows through Charleston. This designation is necessary before a drinking water intake could be placed on that section of the Kanawha. More
Issues: AluminumCategory AClean electionsEnergy efficiencyRecyclingWater
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe February 28, 2015
Roundup of the Week’s Activities
On Wednesday, "Category A" protection for the portion of the Kanawha River that flows through Charleston passed the House 85-13 and is headed to the Senate. Previously, this was S.B. 167, but it's now been bundled with other DEP rules in H.B. 2283. More... More
Issues: AluminumCategory AEnergy efficiencyPollutionRecyclingWater
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
WV Coal Dome
Newsletter article Bill Price February 7, 2015
How Does the WV Legislature ♥ Dirtier Water? Let Us Count the Ways…
This was certainly the week of water in the WV Legislature. I wish I could say that it was a good thing. But unfortunately, members of the Legislature seem determined to move us backward by leaps and bounds when it comes to ensuring that people in WV have safe, clean water to drink, to make baby formula with, to take medicine with or to brush our teeth with. They seem determined to put the interests of the polluters over the health and well- being of our people. They talk about the costs of strong laws to industry, but ignore the cost of last year’s chemical spill to businesses, particularly small businesses, and the years of disregard for water quality standards in our rural areas where people are dependent on private wells for drinking water. More
Issues: AluminumPollutionSeleniumWater
Water pollution from coal
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe February 7, 2015
The Aluminum Rule Change is Baa-ack…
You may recall that a couple of years ago, the DEP proposed a rule change that would calculate allowable levels of aluminum in streams based on the water's hardness. During the 2014 legislative session, the Senate asked the DEP to pull the rule change, because legislators didn't think it would be a good idea to vote for dirtier water so soon after the Freedom Industries spill. More
Issues: AluminumCoalDEPWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 7, 2014
GREEN Vol. 24 Iissue 5
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Issues: AluminumMCHMWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 31, 2014
GREEN Vol. 24 Issue 4
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Issues: AluminumWater
Action Alerts WVEC November 11, 2013
Two Actions You Should Take Today!
West Virginia Environmental Council Reminder November 11, 2013 Two Actions You Should Take Today! Tell Legislators: Don’t Weaken Water Quality Standards for Toxic Aluminum Tell PSC: Don’t Remove Landfill Tonnage Caps for Drilling Waste  Water Quality Standards for Toxic Aluminum: The West Virginia Department of Environmental (DEP) has proposed changes to 47CSR2 – the Water […] More
Issues: AluminumDrillingSolid wasteWater
Action Alerts WVEC July 8, 2013
Tell DEP: Don’t Weaken Water Quality Standards for Toxic Aluminum
West Virginia Environmental Council Action Alert July 8, 2013 Tell DEP: Don’t Weaken Water Quality Standards for Toxic Aluminum Public Hearing July 15 at 6:00 PM The West Virginia Department of Environmental has proposed changes to 47CSR2 – the Water Quality Standards rule – which would allow significantly more pollution from the discharge of aluminum […] More
Issues: AluminumDEPWater
Action Alerts WVEC March 26, 2013
Oppose DEP’s Emergency Rule That Weakens Water Quality Standards for Aluminum and Beryllium
West Virginia Environmental Council Action Alert March 26, 2013        WVEC Alerts Archive Oppose DEP’s Emergency Rule That Weakens Water Quality Standards for Aluminum and Beryllium The WV DEP’s Division of Water and Waste Management has filed an Emergency Rule with the Office of the Secretary of State that would weaken the West Virginia water quality […] More
Issues: AluminumDEPWater