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Action Alerts WVEC February 26, 2021
Just Announced: Virtual Public Hearing on Water Quality Standards Rule/Must Call Between 3:00 and 4:00 PM Today to Register
Just Announced: Virtual Public Hearing on Water Quality Standards Rule/Must Call Between 3:00 and 4:00 PM Today to Register More
Issues: LegislationWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 26, 2021
Reimagine Appalachia Releases Jobs Report
This week, ReImagine Appalachia released a study that finds that West Virginia will gain 41,100 new family-wage jobs if the federal government makes the smart, efficient investments needed to bring our nation’s infrastructure into the 21st Century. More
Issues: InfrastructureJobsLegislation
Newsletter article WVEC February 19, 2021
Important information on the water quality standards rule
Fill out the action alert here to tell your House Judiciary Committee members that you oppose the weakening of our water quality standards. More
Issues: LegislationWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 19, 2021
Join Us for Virtual E-Day – March 10!
Please join us on March 10 for this year's virtual E-Day! The event is free but Zoom registration is required. Find out more on our Facebook event page. (Suggested donation is $10.00 to support our lobby team.) More
Issues: EventLegislation
Newsletter article WVEC February 19, 2021
Reimagine Appalachia to Release Jobs Report
Join Reimagine Appalachia on Thursday, February 25 at 10 a.m. via Facebook Live or Zoom for an in-depth discussion of its West Virginia Jobs Report. The Political Research Economy Institute will report on its economic analysis of how many family-sustaining jobs the ReImagine Appalachia blueprint can create in West Virginia if a bold federal stimulus package is passed. More
Issues: LegislationSocial justice
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 17, 2021
House Judiciary to Consider Water Quality Standards
Legislators will soon be voting on a proposal submitted by WVDEP related to a critical portion of West Virginia’s water quality standards called human health criteria. Human health criteria determines how much of a toxin can be in our water before it harms our health. Let Legislators know that you oppose any weakening of water quality standards! More
Issues: HealthLegislationWater
Newsletter article Hannah King February 12, 2021
Happy Session, Everyone!
The 1st session of the 85th Legislature began on Wednesday, February 10th. Since then, we have seen more than a dozen environmental bills introduced, some good, some not so good. Rob and I are keeping a close eye on everything, but we will need your help the next two months. More
Issues: HealthLegislationPollutionSolid wasteWater
Newsletter article Hannah King February 12, 2021
Meet the Lobby Team
Beginning his 31st year in the legislative process, Rob Casto joins the West Virginia Environmental Council lobby team for the 2021 Legislative Session. Rob brings to the job a considerable background in public affairs as a former senior staffer at the West Virginia Legislature and longtime government relations professional.  More
Issues: Legislation
Legislative Updates WVEC February 12, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 2
Welcome to what will be a weekly newsletter for the next 8 weeks as we work to keep you informed on what is happening at the WV Capitol. The WVEC lobby team has hit the ground running. Since our last newsletter, Rob Casto joined Hannah King on the team - please read on for more about them both. Welcome, Rob! More
Issues: Climate changeLegislationPower purchase agreementsWater
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Newsletter article WVEC January 22, 2021
2021 Legislative Session Just Around the Corner
Happy New Year, everyone! We are glad to finally put 2020 in the past and hopefully the new administration will strengthen federal environmental protections & continue to put forth progressive and sustainable changes. More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article WV Citizen Action Group January 21, 2021
Virtual Citizen Civic Engagement Training – February 4, 5-7PM
Virtual Citizen Civic Engagement Training - February 4, 5-7PM. Talking to your representative might sound intimidating if you’ve never done it, but they’re just people who work for YOU. You can do this. You can help make important changes in our state. More
Issues: HealthLegislation
Newsletters WVEC January 21, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 1
With the start of a new year comes the legislative session. It's hard to believe we are less than a month away with the session starting February 10. We expect things to be much different this year. Access to the Capitol building will be limited and the process for posting agendas and confirming public hearings is unclear.  More
Issues: Climate changeHealthLegislationWater
Newsletter article OVEC December 13, 2020
A History of Resistance
The fight for justice has never been won at the ballot box alone. Resistance against the status quo is not uncommon in Appalachia; from the Mine Wars to the Red for Ed strikes, West Virginia has been center stage in pivotal regional events. Bleak and seemingly-unwinnable battles are not unique to this state or its history. Rather, they are the norm. Resistance moving forward means learning from our collective past. More
Issues: Climate changeHealthLegislationPollutionSocial justice
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition December 11, 2020
Legislative Rulemaking Committee Votes to Weaken Water Quality Standards
On Wednesday, the Joint Legislative Rulemaking Review Committee met to debate updates to the human health criteria in our water quality standards. This committee meets before the regular session to review, amend and vote on recommended rules for the full Legislature’s consideration. More
Issues: LegislationWater
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition December 10, 2020
Two Virtual December 15 Events from WV Rivers Coalition
“Elections and the Environment” Webinar at 12:00-1:30, West Virginia Rivers Coalition Virtual Holiday Shindig at 7:30pm More
Issues: Legislation
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition December 3, 2020
Urgent Action for Water Quality Standards – Act by 12/9
In preparation for the 2021 WV Legislative Session, the Legislative Rule Making Committee will meet on Wednesday, 12/9, and water quality standards are on the agenda. The committee needs to hear from you today about the importance of clean water! More
Issues: LegislationPollutionWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition September 22, 2020
Urgent Action for Water Quality Standards – Act by 9/23
In preparation for the 2021 WV Legislative Session, the Legislative Rule Making Committee will be meeting this Wednesday, 9/23, and water quality standards are on the agenda. The committee needs to hear from you today about the importance of clean water! More
Issues: LegislationPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC September 2, 2020
Great American Outdoors Act with Land and Water Conservation Fund will benefit West Virginia
The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), S. 3422, was signed into law by the president on August 4, 2020.  It contains components from two previously introduced bills, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Restore Our Parks Act.  On June 17, 2020 the GAOA overwhelmingly passed the Senate by a vote of 73-25.  More
Issues: LegislationWater
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition April 29, 2020
WVDEP Releases Revised Human Health Protections
Human health criteria determines how much of a toxin can be in our water before human health is put at risk. Strengthening criteria based on the best science available has long been a priority of WV Rivers and E-council. Did you know that West Virginia’s current human health criteria is based on data that is over 30 years old? More
Issues: HealthLegislationWater
Newsletter article WVEC April 27, 2020
Policies to Support Communities Post-Coal and Post-COVID-19
Congress must take specific action to help coalfield communities rebound from the economic challenges that existed before COVID-19 and that continue to worsen amidst the pandemic. At the same time, actions to stimulate the economy must have the support of communities directly impacted by abandoned mine sites, including when and whether to start working in the face of COVID-19. More
Issues: HealthLegislation
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