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Blog WVEC June 21, 2018
Appalachia’s $84 Billion Secret: China and the U.S. are planning a massive petrochemical hub in West Virginia.
The biggest energy project you’ve never heard of commonly goes by the acronym ASTH—the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub. This massive petrochemical hub in West Virginia and Pennsylvania would be the largest infrastructure in the region’s history, consisting of hundreds of miles of pipelines, fracked gas processing facilities, and underground storage of petrochemicals and fracked gas liquids. More
Issues: FrackingHealthOil and gasPipelinesPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC March 3, 2018
West Virginia Gas Companies Wined and Dined Lawmakers Before Scoring Favorable Fracking Legislation
A country club luncheon. A $130 steak dinner. A whiskey tasting. Dinner at an historic neo-Georgian mansion. These are just a few examples of the many occasions last year when oil and gas lobbyists wined and dined West Virginia state lawmakers on key committees that craft fossil fuel legislation. More
Issues: FrackingLegislation
Newsletter article Chuck Wyrostok January 12, 2018
Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance and WVEC
Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance is a multi-county, grassroots group of community members in counties affected by the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Our mission is to educate the public about the dangers of fracking and gas infrastructure buildout. More
Issues: FrackingOil and gasPipelines
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Legislative Updates WVEC January 12, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 1
Statement from the President on WVEC Priorities. Meet WVEC's lobby team and Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance More
Issues: FrackingLegislationOil and gasPipelinesSocial justice
Legislative Updates Laura Davidson March 1, 2017
GREEN Vol. 27 Issue 4
What an incredible week it has been! The week's not over, but WVEC staff, board, and supporters have covered a lot of ground. More
Issues: CoalDEPFrackingWaterWVEC event
Action Alerts Ciera Pennington September 28, 2016
WVEC/WVHC 2016 Fall Conference Schedule & Registration
Fall is finally here, which can only mean one thing – our annual Fall Conference is right around the corner! We’re excited to be teaming up with our friends and partners at the WV Highlands Conservancy to co-host the conference this year. More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate changeEnergyFrackingPollutionRenewable energySocial justiceWVEC event
Action Alerts WVEC June 9, 2016
Stand up for Fayette County’s frack waste ban!
This Friday, June 10th at 2pm, the Fayette County Commission's historic ban on oil and gas waste disposal is being challenged by EQT Corporation. More
Issues: FrackingPollutionWater
Fracking and water contamination
Newsletter article Conni Lewis March 4, 2016
Misuse of terms
This week I am thinking about the use and misuse of terms such as “stakeholder” in legislative proceedings. Often, a legislator will ask “are the stakeholders on board?”. A typical answer is yes, the agency and the affected interest group are on board. More
Issues: FrackingOil and gasSolid waste
Legislative Updates WVEC March 4, 2016
GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 8
Shall we LEEP into the future?, Misuse of terms, Bills still standing, Severance taxes, “Not so fast,” says the EPA, Bills We Are Tracking, WV Environmental Council Annual Awards Dinner More
Issues: CoalEnergy efficiencyFrackingOil and gasWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 19, 2016
GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 6
Vote….and what else, Coal Association uses flawed study to justify tax cut, Roundup of the week’s activities, Power to the Suit, Land Conservation Tax Credit Act introduced, Bills We Are Tracking, WV Environmental Council Annual Awards Dinner More
Issues: DrillingFrackingLegislationNatural gasOil and gasSocial justice
Newsletter article Conni Lewis February 19, 2016
Power to the Suit
This week was about the power of the suit. Not the white coats of nurses and other health professionals, not the tee shirts that read “parents as teachers”, not even AARP, but the suit accessorized by wing tips or high heels. More
Issues: FrackingLegislationSocial justiceSolid waste
Fracking and water contamination
Newsletter article Elizabeth Cruikshank February 12, 2016
Injection wells in Lochgelly, Fayette County
This week I have decided to see what has happened over the past few weeks with the two controversial injection wells in Lochgelly, Fayette County, where waste produced from hydraulic fracturing is disposed of underground. More
Issues: FrackingWater
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 9, 2016
Paying for water used for fracking
Given the state's revenue crisis, doesn't it make sense that, if someone uses water in such a way that it isn't recyclable--i.e., it can't go back into the hydrologic cycle--they should be required to pay for "using up" that water? More
Issues: FrackingLegislationWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 16, 2016
GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 1
Natural Gas Companies Challenge “Zones of Critical Concern” for Drinking Water, Elizabeth Cruikshank Joins the WVEC Lobby Team, Bills, Bills, Bills, Follow Us on Twitter!, Worth the Read, Calendar of Events, Bills We Are Tracking More
Issues: Energy efficiencyFrackingLegislationPollutionWater
Additional reading
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe January 15, 2016
Worth the Read
Various relevant articles from local media More
Issues: CoalFrackingWater
BlogGallery Mary Wildfire October 20, 2015
Marcellus Tour Report
Thirteen people gathered on Sunday, October 11th for a tour of Marcellus drilling sites in Wetzel County. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus
Action Alerts WVEC October 6, 2015
Marcellus Tour 2015 – Sunday, October 11
See Marcellus Gas Up Close And Personal. We will visit areas in Wetzel County where some of West Virginia’s most intense gas drilling and development have been going on for several years. More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus
Blog Don Alexander September 28, 2015
WVSORO testifies for its members and E-Council for “green completion drilling”
Testimony of David McMahon, J.D., Cofounder of West Virginia Surface Owners' Rights Organization and also appearing for West Virginia Environmental Council before the Environmental Protection Agency Oil and Natural Gas Sector Re: Emission Standards for New and Modified Sources, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0505 More
Issues: FrackingPollution
pipeline
Action Alerts Conni Lewis June 5, 2015
Call Rep. Mooney about H.R. 2295, the Act to Jam Gas Pipelines Through Federal Land
On June 11, the House Natural Resources committee is scheduled to vote on H.R. 2295 known as the National Energy Security Corridors Act. It is more accurately described as the act to Jam Gas Pipelines Through Federal Land. More
Issues: FrackingPipelines
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