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Newsletter article WVEC May 2, 2022
Summary of April Interims and Special Session Call
Interim meetings began at the Legislature in April. Along with Interims, a special session was called by Governor Justice. The special session call included 17 bills to consider. Some of the bills had been vetoed by Justice for technical reasons, some bills didn't make it through the 2022 regular session. There was one new piece of legislation. More
Issues: Legislation
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 18, 2022
Recap of 2022 Legislative Session
Our biggest accomplishment during the session was helping defeat HB 2598, the aboveground storage tank bill. This year’s bill would have relaxed inspection requirements on oil and gas tanks located within zones of critical concern, which are 5 hours or less upstream of our drinking water intakes. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksDEPLegislationState parks
Legislative Updates WVEC March 18, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 9
What a wild ride the last 60 days have been! We’ve spent the last two months at the WV State Capitol working hard to help stop the bad environmental bills and help advance the good ones forward. We were successful in defeating several harmful bills and fortunate to see a few good ones cross the finish line before Sine Die. A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to read our updates, share our posts on social media, and participate in our action alerts. Your efforts were imperative in helping us accomplish our goals. We couldn’t have done it without your support! More
Issues: EnergyLegislationOpportunity
Legislative Updates WVEC March 4, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 8
Time has flown by! Today marks the 52nd day of the Legislative Session, leaving one final week between now and sine die. Thank you all for your support so far on all of our action alerts - we will keep you posted this final week with action alerts! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook as well for the latest. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationOil and gasRenewable energyState parks
Newsletter article WVEC March 4, 2022
Legislative Update – Week #8
With crossover day behind us, we are focused on several bills that still have a chance to pass. Keep an eye out for action alerts! The session ends on Saturday, March 12 at midnight. Read on for what happened with bills this week. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationOil and gasRecycling
Newsletter article WVEC February 25, 2022
Legislative Update – Week #7
Bills we are watching: Aboveground Storage Tank Act, WV DEP Office of Oil and Gas Funding Bills, Office of Miners Health, Safety and Training, Carbon Capture & Sequestration, Zoning, Recycling, Waste Management. With crossover day approaching, we expect things to really start moving next week. Keep an eye out for action alerts! The session ends on Saturday, March 12 at midnight. More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy February 25, 2022
Off-Road Vehicle Recreation on West Virginia Public Lands
The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, in partnership with the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance’s (ABRA), has just released a new project page about the harmful effects of Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs, aka Off-Highway Vehicles/OHVs) on our public lands. It is one of many projects on the Conservation Hub. The new project page contains detailed information on the negative effects to soil, plants, water, air, animals, etc., and also has a statewide interactive map that shows trails on public lands, sensitive habitats, slip potential on different soil types, and stream crossings. More
Issues: LegislationState parks
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition February 25, 2022
A Casino at Watoga State Park? NO! Act Now
HB 4408, will be on third reading in the House on Monday, February 28 and would expand and extend private leasing in all state parks and forests. Read our fact sheet. More
Issues: LegislationState parks
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 24, 2022
Protect Our State Parks and Forests from Casinos, Racetracks, Amusement Parks, ATV Trails
Two bills are moving through the legislature that have similar provisions: to expand and extend the lease terms for private companies to develop and operate facilities and recreational activities for all of our state parks and forests. The bills give the Director of the WV Division of Natural Resources the sole authority to decide what kind of recreational activities and facilities can be developed by private companies on our state public lands, and can set those lease terms for a 50 year period. More
Issues: LegislationState parks
Newsletter article WVEC February 18, 2022
Legislative Update – Week #6
By: Lucia Valentine & Hannah King Bills on the move: Aboveground Storage Tank Act HB 2598 – Modifying the inspection requirements and the definition of an above ground storage tank Sponsors: Kelly, J. (Lead), Anderson, Mandt, Horst, Barnhart, Conley, Cooper, Zatezalo, Queen, Rohrbach Last Action: Passed the House and referred to Senate Energy, Industry and […] More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article WV Citizen Action Group February 18, 2022
HB 4785 Would Expand Executive Power And Weaken West Virginians’ Say-So On the Courts 
This week the House Judiciary Committee passed HB 4785 which would strip West Virginians of their ability to vote on newly appointed judges for several years, leaving no room for public input and without fully considering the huge impact it could have on workers, business owners, and families across West Virginia. More
Issues: CourtsLegislation
Legislative Updates WVEC February 18, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 6
We just completed week six of the Legislature! Tuesday was the last day to introduce bills in the House and this Monday, February 21, will be the last day to do so in the Senate. We have compiled a list of bills we are watching, both good and bad, and will continue to update this list as we go. We also hosted our virtual E-Day event on Wednesday, and you can find the link to our livestream in the article below. Check out the other articles to see what's happening! More
Issues: EdayLegislation
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy February 18, 2022
Bills of Concern Impacting Our Public Lands
This week at E-Day I gave a recap of the bills before the legislature that impact our public lands. While some of the bills seem to have good intentions, several appear to set dangerous precedents. We will keep you posted as these bills move through the legislature. More
Issues: Legislation
Action Alerts WVEC February 15, 2022
E-Day is Tomorrow – Join Us!
Our annual E-Day will be held virtually tomorrow, February 16 from 6:00 - 7:30PM. E-Day is free but registration is required. A $10 suggested donation goes toward supporting our 2022 lobby team. $50 or more gets you our latest t-shirt! More
Issues: EdayEventLegislation
Legislative Updates WVEC February 11, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 5
It’s week five of the Legislature! We’re continuing to update the list of bills we’re tracking—both good and bad—as the session progresses. Take a look at the Legislative Update article below to see what's happening! Click here for links to committees and more information on how to contact your legislators. More
Issues: EdayLegislation
Newsletter article Sarah Carballo February 11, 2022
Legislative Update – Week #5
As new bills are introduced, we will add them to this list, along with any updates or changes on the current bills. If you have any questions or concerns about any bills, please reach out to Hannah King (hking1275@gmail.com) or Lucia Valentine (luciavalentine10@gmail.com). More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article  February 11, 2022
West Virginia Cannot Afford to Cut the Severance Tax (Again)
West Virginia legislators are currently considering whether to—once again—cut the state’s already low severance tax. This would prove costly and harmful to our state budget. More
Issues: CoalLegislationOil and gas
Newsletter article WVEC February 11, 2022
Join Us Next Week for Virtual E-Day 2022!
This year, our E-Day will be hosted online via Zoom on Feb. 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. Click here to register! Our annual day of advocacy will include a legislative update from a couple of our member groups, West Virginia legislators, and the WVEC lobby team on bills we’re following and other happenings at the Capitol. More
Issues: EventLegislation
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition February 4, 2022
Save the Date: Virtual Legislative Update
Join WV Rivers for a Mid-Session Legislative Update on Thursday, February 24 at 7:00pm on Zoom. We'll provide updates on our policy priorities, and you'll hear directly from the Legislators working to advance them. A Q&A will follow the presentation.  More
Issues: EventLegislation
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