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Newsletter article Crystal Good March 12, 2018
KILL BILL: Legislative Wrap Up
In the movie “Kill Bill” the lead blonde character is called, 'The Bride”. She is played by actor Uma Thurman. The Bride was a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. The Bride decides to get out of the assassin profession but is quickly reminded that once you TRY to get out of the DVAS you can’t ! Perhaps as it is in the world of assassins it is in lobbying, once you get in politics you can’t get out -- nobody leaves the squad. The Bride reminds me of Karan Ireland during this legislative Session. More
Issues: Forced poolingLegislationLogging
Newsletter article Karan Ireland March 12, 2018
Legislative Wrap-Up
On the 10th day of the legislative session, I remember thinking, “wow, this is going to be a long sixty days.” But, as with anything, time flies when you’re having fun. Today is the last day of the 2nd session of the 83rd West Virginia Legislature, or “sine die.” The environmental bills we’ve been watching have either passed or died and all that’s left is to wait for the crack of the gavel at midnight. More
Issues: CoalEnergyForced poolingLegislationLogging
Newsletter article Karan Ireland March 3, 2018
Logging In Parks Bill (SB 270) OFFICIALLY Dead
We mentioned last week that Senator Mike Woelful released a statement that SB 270 appeared to be dead. While we were cautiously optimistic, we didn’t want to start shoveling dirt on the coffin until we knew for sure. Now that crossover has come and gone, we want to shout it from the rooftops: “THE BILL IS DEAD; NO LOGGING IN STATE PARKS thanks to YOU!! More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Newsletter article Chuck Wyrostok March 3, 2018
Woody Gets Thrashed – State Parks Get Justice
SB 270 was introduced early this legislative session at the request of Governor Justice with head salesman Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher. Sure-footed Woody could hardly bear to listen to suggestions at meetings with us and our partners. So we opened the spigot to a torrent from outraged West Virginians. Result? 270 died. More
Issues: LegislationLogging
Legislative Updates WVEC March 3, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 8
In a dramatic turn of events, SB 600 which would have allowed discounted utility rates for large industrial energy users, but would have raised residential rates, was defeated on the Senate floor on crossover. SB270 is also dead. More
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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
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
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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
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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
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