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Newsletter article  May 2, 2022
West Virginia Students’ Share Climate Messages with West Virginians
West Virginia middle and high school students have important messages to share with West Virginians about climate change—from reducing greenhouse gasses to increasing our use of green energy to talking about climate change with family and friends. More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletter article  May 2, 2022
A WV Climate Time Capsule 
The WV Climate Time Capsule began as a contributing activity by the League of Women Voters of West Virginia (LWVWV) to a climate rally sponsored by the WV Climate Alliance in October of 2021.  The contents contain contributions from multiple organizations, research on alternative energy technologies, articles that document current events that are shaping our climate future, correspondence and more.  More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition May 2, 2022
Take the West Virginia Climate Pledge
WV Rivers launched the West Virginia Climate Pledge to increase awareness of climate change and grow a larger base of support for climate action in our state. Anyone that takes the pledge will receive a free sticker with artwork (attached) designed by Nichole Westfall to commemorate their commitment to climate action in West Virginia and beyond. More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletters WVEC May 2, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 10
Happy May! We are excited to be back post session with our May Volume of GREEN. This month we will cover what happened at April Interims, wonderful Earth Day events that took place across the state, and upcoming actions! Please be sure to SAVE THE DATE for West Virginia Environmental Council’s 2022 Environmental Summit Sept 24-25 in Morgantown. More details to come including registration info and the agenda for the event. More
Issues: Climate changeEventLegislation
Newsletter article WVEC March 4, 2022
WV v EPA Climate Rally 
On February 28, the U.S. Supreme Court heard from coal companies and their partisan allies in the case WV v EPA, a lawsuit which aims to gut the Clean Air Act and limit the federal government's ability to address climate change. I traveled to Washington, DC to join climate activists and participate in the Supreme Court Climate Rally Day of Activation Event. 225 advocates gathered to send a message that the EPA’s authority to regulate pollution under the Clean Air Act is a public health necessity and crucial in our fight against climate change. More
Issues: Climate changeEPA
Action Alerts WVEC December 21, 2021
Rally with us: Let Manchin know West Virginia is paying attention!
In case you missed it, Senator Manchin revealed over the weekend that he is currently a NO on the Build Back Better Act. This is devastating news for West Virginians - this bill is a tremendous opportunity for the Mountain State. The sweeping legislation will provide tax credits to address the climate crisis; extend child tax credits; provide for reductions in health care costs for seniors; provide assistance for child care; and many other provisions to help West Virginians throughout the state. More
Issues: Climate changeHealthLegislation
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition December 14, 2021
Call Senator Manchin TODAY & Tell Him to Keep Climate Action in BBB!
Join the West Virginia Climate Alliance TODAY for a statewide day of action on meaningful climate policy in the Build Back Better Act. More
Issues: Climate changeLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC November 15, 2021
Urge Senator Manchin to Take the Lead on Climate Action Now!
As the Build Back Better Act is believed to pass the House this week, it’s important that you reach out to Senator Manchin and let him know that we need climate action now. More
Issues: Climate changeLegislation
Newsletter article WVEC October 15, 2021
Climate Rally: October 30
Please save the date for an in-person Climate Rally in Charleston on Saturday, October 30. The rally will be held early afternoon and we will get the exact time to you as soon as possible. Costumes welcome but not required! Join us to urge Senators Manchin and Capito to include crucial climate action legislation in the infrastructure bill currently being debated in the U.S. Senate! More
Issues: Climate changeEvent
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy October 15, 2021
WV Highlands Conservancy Fall Review
The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy is hosting their Fall Review on October 30 from 1-8 p.m. via Zoom. This fun event is full of great presenters and wonderful environmental topics across the board, with Keynote Speaker and author Katie Fallon presenting at 7 p.m. More
Issues: Climate changeEvent
Newsletters WVEC October 15, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 13
Happy fall! We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who joined in on our annual meeting last Thursday. It was great to see everyone and we are looking forward to the next time we can see you all in person. Thank you to everyone who has donated. More
Issues: Climate changeEventPollution
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition October 1, 2021
Contact Senator Manchin & Tell Him to Invest in West Virginia’s Future!
Congress is in the midst of passing two important legislative packages, the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better Act. Together, they are referred to as the Build Back Better plan. More
Issues: Climate changeLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC September 24, 2021
Crunch Time Quick Action: Urge Senator Manchin To Include Climate Action in the Reconciliation Package
House and Senate Democrats have come to agreement on most aspects of the reconciliation package with one exception: climate change.  Hanging in the balance is Senator Joe Manchin's opposition to the Clean Electricity Performance Program, which will pay electric utility companies for adopting clean energy sources and penalize ones that don't adopt clean energy by at least 4 percent a year. More
Issues: Climate changeRenewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC August 20, 2021
Climate, Jobs & Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future
WV Climate Alliance is hosting ‘Climate, Jobs & Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future’ on August 24 at 7-8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn what Congress is considering for climate solutions, how climate policy can benefit West Virginia and the devastating impacts of the climate crisis.  More
Issues: Climate changeEventJust transition
Action Alerts WVEC August 18, 2021
August 24: ‘Climate, Jobs and Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future’ – Registration Open!
The West Virginia Climate Alliance is hosting 'Climate, Jobs and Justice: A Public Forum on West Virginia’s Future' on Tuesday, August 24th from 7 to 8:30 pm via Zoom. Learn about the impacts of climate change, where climate policy currently stands in Congress, and how federal policy could directly benefit West Virginians.  More
Issues: Climate changeJust transition
Action Alerts WVEC July 1, 2021
Some important (and fun) events coming up
WV New Jobs Coalition, WV Citizen Action Group and SEUI are hosting the Democracy, Jobs and CARE-a-van Summer Jam: For the People concert series! The next event is Friday, July 2 in Beckley from 5-8 p.m. Join to celebrate together and take action for DEMOCRACY, JOBS and CARE! FREE FOOD, MUSIC and Family FUN! More
Issues: Climate changeDemocracyWater
Newsletter article WV Center on Climate Change June 11, 2021
Summer 2021 Fair Transition Webinar Series: “Putting Together the Pieces of a Fair Energy Transition – Leaving No One Behind.”
In West Virginia and around the world, global warming and the climate crisis are driving a rapid transition to low-carbon-emission energy sources.  How can we secure a fair energy transition that provides effective climate solutions? More
Issues: Climate change
Newsletters WVEC June 11, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 11
Now that the Legislative Session is behind us we have returned to a bi-monthly newsletter. We hope that you will sign up for alerts and newsletters from our member groups to help you stay informed. There is no shortage of events and actions to take to help protect our environment! More
Issues: Climate changeDemocracyPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 12, 2021
ICYMI: We Recommend You Give This a Listen
Last month, WVEC board and lobby team folks attended this event sponsored by the West Virginia Center on Climate Change, Friends of Blackwater, and the WVU College of Law  and we recommend checking it out!  More
Issues: Climate change
Legislative Updates WVEC February 12, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 2
Welcome to what will be a weekly newsletter for the next 8 weeks as we work to keep you informed on what is happening at the WV Capitol. The WVEC lobby team has hit the ground running. Since our last newsletter, Rob Casto joined Hannah King on the team - please read on for more about them both. Welcome, Rob! More
Issues: Climate changeLegislationPower purchase agreementsWater
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