Tag: Logging

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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
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 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
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
Newsletter article WVEC February 2, 2018
SB 270 Information Booklet
Our state parks are priceless. They're special places that deserve to be protected, just as they have been for over 80 years, for the inherent and timeless value that they provide for ALL West Virginians and visitors. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Newsletter article WVEC February 2, 2018
Ask Members of the WV House to Vote No on HB4182
An action alert from WV Rivers, with an easy to use action link. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Newsletter article Keena Mullins February 2, 2018
WVEC’s Priority Bills
WVEC's bill tracking list. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Legislative Updates WVEC February 2, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 4
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: LegislationLoggingReclamationWater
Newsletter article Karan Ireland January 26, 2018
Conservation Groups Disappointed in Thrasher Response to State Park Logging Bill
Representatives from groups involved in the SOS Parks initiative met with Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher on Thursday to present a list of credible alternative funding sources that may allow the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to repair and maintain our state parks without opening them up to commercial logging. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Newsletter article Crystal Good January 26, 2018
Citizen Lobbyist Make a Rukus and Throw a Fit!
Charlie Nicholas’ recent Charleston Gazette- Mail opinion editorial in support of timbering West Virginia’s state parks said, “I can hear the ruckus now as the environmentalists throw a fit over cutting trees on public land.” More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Newsletter article Keena Mullins January 26, 2018
Write your Senators- Save Our State Parks
We are still working hard to stop the Governor’s proposal to use commercial timbering in state parks as a solution to pay for their maintenance. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Legislative Updates WVEC January 26, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 3
Watch for upcoming Action Alerts containing more information about who to call on various issues. Last year, lobbyists and their political agents tried to rebrand forced pooling as “co-tenancy” and “lease integration” in an attempt to pull one over on West Virginia voters. On behalf of out-of state gas companies and their lobbyists, they’re back it with HB 4268. More
Issues: Forced poolingLegislationLogging
Action Alerts Keena Mullins January 23, 2018
Write your Senators- Save Our State Parks
We are still working hard to stop the Governor’s proposal to use commercial timbering in state parks as a solution to pay for their maintenance. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Newsletter article Crystal Good January 19, 2018
The Citizen Lobbyists
Rumor has it that the Governor’s Office has been inundated with citizens like you calling to say NO to Bill SB270. SB 270 was initiated by Governor Justice’s Office and seeks to lift the 80-year-old moratorium on timbering State Parks. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Newsletter article Karan Ireland January 19, 2018
SOS Parks- Save our State Parks
The big news this week out of the Capitol is trees! Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher has outlined a plan to allow logging in state parks. Bills requested by the Governor to codify this plan have been introduced on both sides in the past week: SB 270 and HB 4182. More
Issues: Logging
Legislative Updates WVEC January 19, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 2
The big news this week out of the Capitol is trees! Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher has outlined a plan to allow logging in state parks. Bills requested by the Governor to codify this plan have been introduced on both sides in the past week: SB 270 and HB 4182. More
Issues: LegislationLoggingWater
Action Alerts WVEC January 16, 2018
Save Our State Parks From Logging
A bill to allow commercial logging in West Virginia’s State Parks, Senate Bill 270, was introduced in the WV Legislature at the request of Governor Justice. This bill would end an 80-year ban on logging in West Virginia’s State Parks. Contact the Governor now, tell him you oppose lifting the logging ban! More
Issues: Logging