Tag: Fracking

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Legislative Updates Laura Davidson March 1, 2017
And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’, and yet we FIGHT!
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 DinnerMore
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 DinnerMore
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 trackingMore
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 TrackingMore
Issues: Energy efficiencyFrackingLegislationPollutionWater
Additional reading
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe January 15, 2016
Worth the Read
Various relevant articles from local mediaMore
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
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
Fracking and water contamination
Newsletter article Conni Lewis March 19, 2015
There’s even more to be concerned about
262 bills survived the legislative process this year and only a handful are of concern to the Environmental Council . Vickie and Rob have written passionately about the most important (and often appalling) bills. Yet there are a few that we should take note of and here they are: SB234 removes water and sewer utilities owned by political subdivisions from PSC jurisdiction. An interesting twist is the provision detailling the procedure for selling such a utility to another entity. Gee, who would want to buy a small community's water system?More
Issues: FrackingSolid wasteWater