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Action Alerts WVEC November 11, 2022
Take this quick action by Mon, 11/14 @ 4pm to request a public hearing on the Union Carbide-Institute Ethylene Oxide permit renewal!
Please take this quick action by Monday, November 14th at 4pm (Eastern) to send a letter to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to request a public hearing on the Union Carbide-Institute Ethylene Oxide permit renewal. More
Issues: DEPPollution
Action Alerts WVEC November 10, 2022
Rally to Protect Upper Cheat Old Growth Forest November 14 1:00 pm
I'm asking you to join us at the Rally to Protect Upper Cheat Headwaters and Old-Growth Forest. The Upper Cheat River is a treasure within the Monongahela National Forest. The forest provides clean drinking water and flood protection for communities, wildlife habitat for endangered species, and miles of trails to explore the outdoors. Despite that, the Forest Service is pushing forward a poorly planned project that would clearcut large swaths of this critical area. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition September 23, 2022
Breaking News: Legislation Requires Immediate Authorization of Mountain Valley Pipeline
West Virginia is once again at the center of debate in Congress. Yesterday, legislation was released that changes how energy projects are handled by federal agencies and requires the immediate approval of construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline with no judicial review as part of a spending bill that Congress must pass by September 30, or the federal government will shut down.  More
Issues: PipelinesPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC August 10, 2022
Upcoming WVDEP session to address Ethylene Oxide
WVDEP is hosting an informal session to update the community on its actions to address Ethylene Oxide air emissions in western Kanawha County. The session is set for Thursday, August 18 from 6-8pm at the Schoenbaum Center, located at 1701 5th Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387. More
Issues: DEPEventPollution
Newsletter article Friends of the Cheat July 8, 2022
Upcoming Listening Sessions
Please consider attending a listening session to help shape a regional plan to address water pollution issues and drinking water contamination in the 14-state Ohio River region. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Newsletters WVEC July 8, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 11
Happy Summer! We are excited to be back with our July Volume of GREEN. This month we are highlighting several events, actions and opportunities to get involved with our member groups. Please be sure to SAVE THE DATE for West Virginia Environmental Council’s 2022 Environmental Summit Sept 24-25 in Morgantown. Registration is now LIVE!  More
Issues: Clean electionsCoalEnergyEventPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC March 23, 2022
March 26: WV DEP Public Meeting on Its Actions to Address Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Air Emissions in Kanawha County
We encourage you to attend this important public meeting to learn more about Ethylene Oxide (EtO) emissions. It will be an open-house format where you will need to be prepared to ask questions. More
Issues: DEPHealthPollution
Newsletter article  March 18, 2022
WV DEP Announces Public Forum on Ethylene Oxide Emissions to Take Place March 26 in Dunbar
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is holding a community open house to provide information and update the public on its actions to address Ethylene Oxide (EtO) air emissions in the western areas of Kanawha County. More
Issues: DEPHealthPollution
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 7, 2022
Storage Tank Bill on Senate Committee Agenda TOMORROW, 3/8
In a last minute push, HB 2598, the bill that would relax inspection requirements for certain oil and gas tanks located closest to our public drinking water intakes, has appeared on the Senate Energy, Industry, and Mining Committee agenda. Read our updated fact sheet on HB 2598. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksHealthPollutionWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 8, 2022
Oil & Gas Exemption Bill on 2PM Agenda
With your help during the 2021 Legislative Session, we successfully defeated a bill that attempted to exempt oil and gas tanks from the state’s Aboveground Storage Tank Act. The ASTA is an important piece of legislation unanimously passed in 2014 designed to prevent another water crisis caused by a failed aboveground storage tank. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksHealthPollutionWater
Newsletter article  February 4, 2022
Adequate Funding Needed for WVDEP Office of Oil & Gas
An increase in funding for WV Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas (OOG) inspectors would be increased thanks to an annual $100 per year fee on every well that is active if HB 2725, sponsored by Delegate Evan Hansen, is passed. More
Issues: Oil and gasPollution
Legislative Updates WVEC February 4, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 4
It's the fourth week of the Legislature! Several bills we are following hit committee agendas and were voted on in both chambers. We have compiled a list of bills we are watching, both good and bad, and will continue to update this list as we go. Take a look at the Legislative Update article below to see what's happening! More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEventLegislationPollutionWater
Newsletter article Hannah King January 28, 2022
Legislative Update – Week #3
It's the third week of the Legislature and quite a few bills we are following hit committee agendas and were voted on in both chambers. We have compiled a list of bills we’re following, both good and bad, and we will continue to update this list as we go. Read more below to see what's happening! More
Issues: LegislationNuclear energyPollution
Newsletter article  January 28, 2022
An Update from WVDEP on Ethylene Oxide
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is providing the below updates on its actions to address Ethylene Oxide (EtO) in the Kanawha Valley. This information, as well as previous steps taken by the WVDEP, can be found on the agency's EtO web page. More
Issues: HealthPollution
Legislative Updates WVEC January 28, 2022
GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 3
It was a wild week at the West Virginia Legislature! Several of the bills we’re following hit Committee agendas and were voted on this week. We have compiled a list of bills along with short summaries for each one and you can check out our report under the Legislative Update article.  More
Issues: LegislationNuclear energyPollution
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition January 24, 2022
Action Alert: Water Quality Protections Up for Debate
The WV Legislature is considering revisions to human health protections within our water quality standards. These revisions are part of a rule proposed by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. More
Issues: HealthPollutionWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition December 3, 2021
Legislative Committee to Consider Water Quality Standards on Wednesday, Dec. 8
In our October e-newsletter, we shared information on the upcoming legislative session and highlighted one of our top legislative priorities – revisions to water quality standards. Now, we have our first call to action related to the revisions! More
Issues: HealthLegislationPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC October 15, 2021
Ethylene Oxide: What’s Happened and What’s Next
If you aren't familiar with this issue, according to an air toxins report released by the EPA (NATA), 6 of the 90 census tracts for the highest cancer risks were in the Kanawha Valley. Two plants, located in South Charleston and in Institute, are the big emitters that have contributed to ranking Kanawha County 10th for highest cancer risks in the United States.  More
Issues: HealthPollution
Newsletters WVEC October 15, 2021
GREEN, Volume 31 Issue 13
Happy fall! We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who joined in on our annual meeting last Thursday. It was great to see everyone and we are looking forward to the next time we can see you all in person. Thank you to everyone who has donated. More
Issues: Climate changeEventPollution
Action Alerts WV Citizen Action Group September 22, 2021
Your Comments Needed on PSC Power Plant THIS Friday
Public Testimony needed (in person or virtual) on the PSC plan to saddle WV rate payers with nearly 500 Million $ in long term costs, to keep 3 uncompetitive coal plants operating until 2040. More
Issues: EnergyPollution
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