Tag: Legislation

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Mountaintop removal mining
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 24, 2018
Coal Bill Update
We’ve seen some bills race before, but SB 626 is moving so fast it’s hard to see! This bill, which relates “generally to coal mining” originated on Monday, Feb. 19 in the Senate Energy, Industry and Mining committee, was sent straight to the floor and was on third reading by Thursdat. The bill deals with surface mining applications. More
Issues: CoalLegislationSocial justice
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 24, 2018
Ding Dong the Bill is Dead (We Hope)
After several weeks of intense public pressure, it appears that the trees at Watoga State Park, and all of West Virginia’s state parks are safe! More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Power plant
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 24, 2018
SB 600- Handouts to Industry; Who’s Looking Out for Ratepayers?
SB 600 offers discounted electric rates to industrial users and manufacturers whose rates, like everyone’s, have continued to skyrocket in the past few years. However, someone is going to have to make up the cost of these discounts and, per usual, it’s not going to be the utility shareholders. It’s going to be you and me. More
Issues: EnergyLegislation
Power plant
Action Alerts WVEC February 21, 2018
SB 600- Handouts to Industry; Who’s Looking Out for Ratepayers?
SB 600 offers discounted electric rates to industrial users and manufacturers whose rates, like everyone’s, have continued to skyrocket in the past few years. However, someone is going to have to make up the cost of these discounts and, per usual, it’s not going to be the utility shareholders. It’s going to be you and me. More
Issues: EnergyLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC February 20, 2018
Ask House Energy Committee to pass the LEEP Act!
HB 2534, the Local Energy Efficiency Partnership (LEEP) Act is in the House Energy Committee and must be passed by both the House Energy and Finance Committees before it can be voted on by the full House. Time is running out to get the bill passed and over to the Senate. More
Issues: Energy efficiencyLegislation
Newsletter article Karen Yarnell February 17, 2018
No Commercial Logging in Any West Virginia State Park
On Monday, February 12, the Senate Natural Resources Committee replaced SB 270, the bill opening all our state parks to commercial logging, with a substitute “pilot program.” The substitute bill restricts timbering to Watoga State Park. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Newsletter article Crystal Good February 17, 2018
I’m just a bill.
I’m certain some of you remember School House Rock the cartoon music video for “I’m Just A Bill” that came out in 1975 as part of Schoolhouse Rock: America. More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article Keena Mullins February 17, 2018
WVEC’s Priority Bills
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Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 17, 2018
House Passes Cotenancy Bill
On Thursday, the West Virginia House of Delegates did what they had been unable to do the over the past few years: they passed the controversial cotenancy bill, aka forced pooling lite. More
Issues: Forced poolingLegislation
Newsletter article Chuck Wyrostok February 17, 2018
In Search Of
This Legislative Session is over the hump…past the midway point…and our WVEC team is in ISO mode (in search of). ISO Capitol Activists – ISO Group Profiles – ISO EDay Exhibitors More
Issues: Legislation
Action Alerts WVEC February 13, 2018
Jim Justice’s Logging Bill is on the Ropes, Act Now to Make Sure It Doesn’t Hurt One Single Park!
On Monday, 2/12, the Senate Natural Resources Committee discussed SB270, the state parks logging bill. During the meeting, the original bill opening all our state parks to commercial logging was replaced with a substitute. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Action Alerts Don Alexander February 12, 2018
Senate Natural Resources Committee to Discuss Logging Bill — 1PM TODAY, 2/12
The West Virginia Senate Natural Resources Committee will be discussing SB270 – the bill to allow commercial logging in West Virginia’s State Parks today at 1:00PM in Room 208-W. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 10, 2018
Forced Pooling Lite Passes Out of Committee After Public Hearing
Midway through the session and things are starting to heat up! Just today, the House Judiciary committee held a public hearing on HB 4268, the cotenancy- or forced pooling lite bill. More
Issues: Forced poolingLegislation
Newsletter article Keena Mullins February 10, 2018
WVEC’s Priority Bills
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Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article Crystal Good February 9, 2018
WVEC Lobbyist
Whew! What a week. Thank you from lobbyist Crystal Good. More
Issues: Forced poolingLegislationLogging
Legislative Updates WVEC February 9, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 5
West Virginia Environmental Council GREEN Legislative Update   View / Comment Online  Donate      More
Issues: Forced poolingLegislationLogging
Action Alerts WVEC February 7, 2018
Public Hearing on “Co-Tenancy” Friday, Feb. 9 at 8:30AM
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on the"co-tenancy" bill (HB 4268) this Friday, February 9 starting at 8:30AM in the House Chamber. Anyone who would like to travel to Charleston to speak out against the bill and share their concerns will have the opportunity to do so. More
Issues: Forced poolingLegislation
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 2, 2018
House Judiciary Misses Opportunity to Safeguard Water and Protect State of WV
Late Friday afternoon, the House Judiciary committee passed a DEP rules bundle which included a version of the Surface Mine Rule that had been amended in the Senate the week before. More
Issues: LegislationReclamationWater
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 2, 2018
Governor Still Can’t See the Park for the Trees
A lot of work has been happening to stop a bill that would allow commercial logging in state parks from making its way onto any committee agenda at the legislature. SB 270 (HB 4182) is a bill that its proponents say is about forest health, or revenue, or fire prevention- actually, we can’t keep up with all of their excuses! More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Newsletter article Crystal Good February 2, 2018
Citizen Lobbyists Activate!
This week we were joined by Tabatha Cheke and her daughter, a host of friends and supporters from Tucker County Day and the usual Capitol avengers. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
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