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Newsletter article WVEC February 21, 2020
SO Many Tax Cuts to Industry
This session, we have been following tax cut after tax cut on both sides of the legislature. A small update on the cuts we’ve been looking a More
Issues: CoalLegislationNatural gasOil and gas
Newsletter article WVEC February 21, 2020
It’s Almost Crossover Day! WVEC Bill Update
This week has been BUSY! We’ve got a new section on our Bill Tracking called REMAINING BILLS. There you can track the bills we have left as of Day 45 -- it will be updated with notes over the weekend!  Below is a shorthand list of where we’re at. More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article WVEC February 14, 2020
GOP-led Tax Plan on the Horizon
This week, thanks to a MetroNews article, we got a sneak peak about the Senate’s upcoming tax plan. We’ve been following SJR8 - the Manufacturing Growth Amendment since its introduction. More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article WVEC February 14, 2020
E-Council Bill Update
Week 6 of Session seemed to never end! Here’s an update on our bills. Reminder that Crossover Day is in a week and a half, on February 26th (this means bills have to have gone through one chamber entirely to still be considered “alive”). More
Issues: Legislation
Action Alerts WVEC February 11, 2020
Action Needed Today: Say No to HB4615
We need your help! HB4615 is on second reading tomorrow, with a final vote on Thursday! Before then, we need to flood the emails of all Delegates with our disdain for this undemocratic bill. They need to hear from you. More
Issues: DemocracyLegislation
Newsletter article WVEC February 7, 2020
Monday’s Public Hearing for HB4615 Anti-Protest
Join citizens and organizations this Monday Morning to voice your opinion for the right to peaceful assembly in West Virginia, before it's too late! Monday, February 10th, House Chamber, 8:30 AM More
Issues: LegislationWVEC event
Newsletter article WVEC February 7, 2020
Halfway Done – A Bill Update
It’s Day 31 of Session which means we’ve made it halfway through! Whew! Be sure to follow our Bill Tracking for a more thorough, but we thought we’d give a short update on some of the bills we are watching More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCoalLegislationOil and gasWater
Action Alerts WVEC February 7, 2020
Monday @ 8:30 AM – Public Hearing for HB4615 Anti-Protest 
Join citizens and organizations this Monday Morning to voice your opinion for the right to peaceful assembly in West Virginia, before it's too late! HB4615 “West Virginia Critical Infrastructure Protection Act” is an ALEC bill aimed at raising criminal and civil penalties for trespassing, actual damage and tampering, and conspiracy to peacefully protest near any of these infrastructures.  More
Issues: LegislationWVEC event
Newsletter article WVEC January 31, 2020
2020 E-Day a Success!
It was standing room only with more than 24 organizations turning out to fill the upper Rotunda on Tuesday! It was a great day of citizen lobbying on our legislative priorities with a focus on clean drinking water. More
Issues: EdayLegislationWVEC event
Newsletter article Chuck Wyrostok January 24, 2020
Popular Notions

There’s a popular notion that politicians don’t pay mind to what voters want. Seems like, once we vote them in, most of them are done with us…until the next election.  Would it not be prudent and crucial to let them know what’s important to us while they’re making law? 

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Issues: Legislation
Action Alerts WVEC January 24, 2020
Say No to HB 4443.
On Friday, the Health Government Organization committee is taking up HB 4443 - “Shifting funding from the Landfill Closure Assistance Fund to local solid waste authorities” This bill takes more money from the DEP, endangering our health and safety.  More
Issues: LegislationSolid waste
Newsletter article WVEC January 17, 2020
HB 4079 Removes Tanks from Regulations Near Drinking Water Intakes
Every year, we see rollback after rollback of regulations meant to protect our most precious resources and so it’s no surprise to see it again this year. However, frankly, even the most cynical lobbyists and legislators were shocked to see how brazen HB 4079 is. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksHealthLegislationPollution
Newsletter article WVEC January 17, 2020
MOJO IS BACK — The Modern Jobs (MoJo) Act, HB 4172  Introduced in House
This bill removes barriers to solar development so that West Virginia stops losing out on jobs in the fastest-growing occupation in the country: solar installers. It allows large electricity users to access solar, so long as the solar arrays are built on former coal mines in West Virginia. More
Issues: LegislationRenewable energy
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Newsletter article WVEC January 17, 2020
WVEC Lobbying Team: An Update on Our Bills
So far, we are already tracking SO many bills! Many of the bills are carried over from last year, including two versions of the Power Purchase Agreement bill–the PPA bill we are working on hasn’t been introduced yet! We see a lot of carryover relating to landfills, public lands, and solar. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislation
Newsletter article WVEC January 17, 2020
Bills we are tracking
Information about bills we are tracking. More
Issues: Legislation
Legislative Updates WVEC January 17, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 2
So far, we are already tracking SO many bills! Many of the bills are carried over from last year, including two versions of the Power Purchase Agreement bill–the PPA bill we are working on hasn’t been introduced yet! We see a lot of carryover relating to landfills, public lands, and solar. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsLegislationOrphaned wellsWater
Action Alerts WVEC January 13, 2020
Action Alert: Say No to Removing Regulations of Tanks Near Drinking Water Intakes
HB4079 exempts certain tanks used by the oil and gas industry from the Aboveground Storage Tank Act. This bill is particularly alarming because it deregulates tanks that are located closest to our public drinking water intakes! More
Issues: LegislationWater
Newsletter article Karan Ireland January 10, 2020
2020 WVEC Legislative Priorities: An Overview
Kayla and I are happy to be back again representing you this year at the Capitol. We intend to build on the relationships we made with our representatives last year. More
Issues: LegislationPollutionRenewable energyWater
Newsletter article Karan Ireland January 10, 2020
Meet the Lobby Team 2020
Karan Ireland is back for her third year as the lobby team coordinator. Kayla Young is back for her second year as a lobbyist for the Environmental Council. More
Issues: Legislation
Legislative Updates WVEC January 10, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 1
Karan Ireland is back for her third year as the lobby team coordinator. She was the past Program Director for Solar United Neighbors of West Virginia, a non-profit focused on increasing solar energy accessibility in West Virginia. More
Issues: LegislationWVEC event
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