Tag: Oil and gas

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Blog WVEC June 21, 2018
Appalachia’s $84 Billion Secret: China and the U.S. are planning a massive petrochemical hub in West Virginia.
The biggest energy project you’ve never heard of commonly goes by the acronym ASTH—the Appalachian Storage and Trading Hub. This massive petrochemical hub in West Virginia and Pennsylvania would be the largest infrastructure in the region’s history, consisting of hundreds of miles of pipelines, fracked gas processing facilities, and underground storage of petrochemicals and fracked gas liquids. More
Issues: FrackingHealthOil and gasPipelinesPollutionWater
Newsletter article Karan Ireland January 12, 2018
Karan Ireland, WVEC Lobby Coordinator
Hi, E-Council friends! My name is Karan Ireland and I am your new E-Council lobby coordinator. While this is my first year working for the West Virginia Environmental Council, it’s not my first year walking the halls of the Capitol in support of sound environmental policy. I look forward to digging in on legislation related to: water quality standards, forced pooling, energy issues, and “regulatory reform.” More
Issues: CoalEnergyLegislationOil and gasWater
Newsletter article Chuck Wyrostok January 12, 2018
Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance and WVEC
Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance is a multi-county, grassroots group of community members in counties affected by the Mountain Valley Pipeline and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Our mission is to educate the public about the dangers of fracking and gas infrastructure buildout. More
Issues: FrackingOil and gasPipelines
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Legislative Updates WVEC January 12, 2018
GREEN, Volume 28 Issue 1
Statement from the President on WVEC Priorities. Meet WVEC's lobby team and Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance More
Issues: FrackingLegislationOil and gasPipelinesSocial justice
Kanawha River and WV Coal Legislature
Action Alerts Laura Davidson March 10, 2017
Calling all Water Warriors: Resist!
Join us Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:00am for the Public Hearing on HB 2811 in the WV House Chamber. Rise up with us, and resist these attempts to endanger our clean water supply! More
Issues: Aboveground tanksLegislationNatural gasOil and gasPollutionRegulationSocial justiceWaterWVEC event
Legislative Updates Laura Davidson March 9, 2017
GREEN Vol. 27 Issue 5
Water safety is one of our top priorities during the 2017 WV Legislative Session. In case you missed it, another water bill, HB 2811 was introduced on Tuesday. HB 2811 would add exemptions to the Aboveground Storage Tank Act, passed after the 2014 chemical spill by Freedom Industries into the Elk River that contaminated water for 300,000 in the Kanawha Valley. Stay tuned for more information on actions as we track this bill. More
Issues: Energy efficiencyLegislationOil and gasPollutionWater
Legislative Updates Laura Davidson February 23, 2017
GREEN Vol. 27 Issue 3
During week two of the West Virginia Legislature, we faced the House Judiciary Committee where HB 2506, a bill that would further endanger our already fragile drinking water supply, was railroaded through. We called and you answered! The fight is far from over. A Public Hearing on HB 2506 is scheduled for 8:30am on Monday, February 27, 2017, which is also E-Day! We need you again to show up and speak out! More
Issues: EdayEnergyLegislationNatural gasOil and gasPollutionRenewable energyWaterWVEC event
Action Alerts Paul Dalzell October 14, 2016
Informational Update on Proposed 42” Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines
Come learn what you must know in order to be protected! Expert presenters will be available to answer YOUR questions and help you file comments with FERC. More
Issues: Natural gasOil and gasPipelines
Mountaintop removal mining
Newsletter article Elizabeth Cruikshank March 4, 2016
Severance taxes
This week I decided to take a look at the Coal and Oil and Gas severance tax from two different Coal Field elected officials, Delegate Rupie Phillips D-Logan and Senator Art Kirkendoll D- Logan. The two elected officials are from the same county but have completely different views on cutting severance tax for the coal industry. More
Issues: CoalOil and gas
Fracking and water contamination
Newsletter article Conni Lewis March 4, 2016
Misuse of terms
This week I am thinking about the use and misuse of terms such as “stakeholder” in legislative proceedings. Often, a legislator will ask “are the stakeholders on board?”. A typical answer is yes, the agency and the affected interest group are on board. More
Issues: FrackingOil and gasSolid waste
Legislative Updates WVEC March 4, 2016
GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 8
Shall we LEEP into the future?, Misuse of terms, Bills still standing, Severance taxes, “Not so fast,” says the EPA, Bills We Are Tracking, WV Environmental Council Annual Awards Dinner More
Issues: CoalEnergy efficiencyFrackingOil and gasWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 26, 2016
GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 7
Who are they helping?, Not one, not two–THREE bits of good news!, Good news AND bad news, Now the bits of not-so-good news, Bills We Are Tracking, WV Environmental Council Annual Awards Dinner More
Issues: CoalDrillingEnergy efficiencyLegislationOil and gasSocial justiceWater
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe February 24, 2016
Now the bits of not-so-good news
Last week we told you about S.B. 508, which takes away Mountaineers' freedom to file nuisance lawsuits against those who might make their lives miserable via noise, dust, etc., as long as the perpetrator has not broken a law, violated a permit, etc. And drillers' permits have no provisions related to noise, etc. More
Issues: DrillingLegislationOil and gas
Legislative Updates WVEC February 19, 2016
GREEN Vol. 26 Issue 6
Vote….and what else, Coal Association uses flawed study to justify tax cut, Roundup of the week’s activities, Power to the Suit, Land Conservation Tax Credit Act introduced, Bills We Are Tracking, WV Environmental Council Annual Awards Dinner More
Issues: DrillingFrackingLegislationNatural gasOil and gasSocial justice
Additional reading
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe January 31, 2016
More to Read
Recent news articles worth reading More
Issues: CoalEnergy efficiencyOil and gasWater
Chemical disaster
Newsletter article Vickie Wolfe January 15, 2016
Natural Gas Companies Challenge “Zones of Critical Concern” for Drinking Water
You may recall that the Aboveground Storage Tank Act that was passed in response to the Freedom Industries spill subjects to "detailed scrutiny" those aboveground tanks (ASTs) located within "zones of critical concern (ZCCs)" relative to the intake of a public drinking water supply. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksDEPOil and gasRegulationWater
Action Alerts WVEC February 13, 2014
Call Judiciary Chairman Tim Manchin This Morning!
West Virginia Environmental Council Action Alert February 13, 2014        WVEC Alerts Archive Call Judiciary Chairman Tim Manchin This Morning! Last evening two bad bills passed out of the new House Energy committee: HB 4411 – Allowing the disposal of drill cuttings and associated drilling waste generated from well sites in commercial solid waste facilities. HB […] More
Issues: DrillingOil and gas
Blog WVEC November 22, 2005
Peak Oil: Coming Soon to a Planet You’re On
by Mary Wildfire             Many people are aware that the world’s climate is already changing due to greenhouse gases; scientists say the problem is becoming increasingly urgent.  Now, suddenly we’re hearing about a new problem: Peak Oil. This refers to the point when we’ve used up half of all the world’s oil. Some geologists say […] More
Issues: Oil and gas