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Action Alerts WVEC February 8, 2023
You’re Invited to E-Day at the Capitol!
Get ready for a day of citizen advocacy! Please join us for 2023 Environmental Day (E-Day) at the WV State Capitol! Our annual advocacy day will take place on February 28th from 9 am to 2 pm. More
Issues: EventLegislation
Legislative Updates WVEC February 3, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 4
We are almost at the Legislative Session’s halfway point and things are getting busy! We are working hard to advocate for protecting our state's environment and ensuring that the voices of our communities are heard. Read on for ways to take action! More
Issues: DEPEdayLegislationOil and gas
Legislative Updates WVEC January 27, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 3
Welcome back to the WVEC's weekly newsletter! Wrapping up all the action in January, we have our Weekly Round-Up on the bills we are tracking this legislative session and an action alert related to the PFAS Protection Act.  More
Issues: LegislationPFASRenewable energyWater
Newsletter article WVEC January 20, 2023
2023 Session Resources
We look forward to bringing you the session news every Friday evening, and you can also follow us for daily updates on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterMore
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article WVEC January 20, 2023
Black Policy Day 2023!
Black Policy Day is coming to the Capitol on February 15! Join the WV Black Voter Impact Initiative and its partners for breakfast at the Cultural Center starting at 7:30 am, followed by activities and speakers related to the Black policy framework. More
Issues: EventLegislation
Newsletter article WVEC January 20, 2023
You’re Invited to E-Day at the Capitol!
The 2023 Environmental Day (E-Day) at the Capitol is fast approaching! Please join environmental groups from across the state for this annual advocacy day on Tuesday, February 28, from 9 am - 2 pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone face-to-face this year! More
Issues: EventLegislation
Legislative Updates WVEC January 20, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 2
Welcome to our Week 2 Legislative Update! Our hard-working lobbyists have compiled a summary of bills we are following in our Weekly Round-up.  More
Issues: LegislationPFASPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC January 13, 2023
Join us for E-Day at the Capitol
E-Day is just around the corner on Tuesday, February 28! Please join environmental groups from across the state for this annual advocacy day at the WV State Capitol from 9 am - 2 pm in the Upper Rotunda House side. We are looking forward to seeing everyone face-to-face this year!  More
Issues: EventLegislation
Legislative Updates WVEC January 13, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 1
Welcome to the first newsletter of the 2023 Legislative session! All eyes are on the Capitol as we monitor bills to provide clean drinking water, protect our public lands, and lower utility bills by allowing Community Solar on our energy grid. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEventLegislationPollutionRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC January 7, 2023
Community Solar on Energy Committee Agenda Monday – Tune In!
Great news!! The Joint Energy Committee will take up Community Solar on Monday, January 9, sometime between 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Listen in to hear industry representatives present how Community Solar can benefit West Virginia by providing economic investment and creating local jobs. More
Issues: LegislationRenewable energy
Action Alerts WVEC December 21, 2022
Please Consider a Year-End Donation to Support Our 2023 Lobby Team!
We have our lobby team in place and are ready to work at the State Capitol to protect the water we drink and the air we breathe. And, as in every year before, we can’t do it without your help. While our work is year-round, the session is when we spend most of our budget. More
Issues: Legislation
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Newsletter article Lucia Valentine November 2, 2022
Our 2023 Legislative Priorities
The 2023 Regular Legislative Session runs January 11 - March 11 2023. The West Virginia Environmental Council’s list of legislative priorities includes bills we support and those we want to stop on a range of energy, clean water and public lands and elections policies.  More
Issues: LegislationRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC September 28, 2022
Energy, Jobs, and Justice Candidate Forum at WVU Tomorrow Night, September 29
Join the West Virginia Climate Alliance, the WVU Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, West Virginia Citizen Action Group, the WVU Student Sierra Coalition, the WVU Environmental Law Society, the West Virginia Environmental Council, and the West Virginia New Jobs Coalition for a candidate forum on Thursday, September 29 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  More
Issues: EventLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC September 7, 2022
Come To The Capitol To Protect Our Public Lands / Candidate Forum In Huntington
The WV Legislature is holding Interim Sessions and the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee meeting topic is “Presentations regarding use of off-road vehicles (ORVs) in state parks.” More
Issues: EventLegislationState parks
Newsletter article  September 1, 2022
Action opportunity: Sign on to Indian Creek Watershed Association Petition against MVP 
Tell Congress: West Virginians Say NO to Senator Manchin's side deal. Don't Give the Flawed and Failing Mountain Valley Pipeline a Free Pass. Sign the petition hereMore
Issues: Legislation
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
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