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Action Alerts WVEC April 11, 2023
Say NO to the Pleasants Power Station Bailout
If you are a Mon Power or Potomac Edison customer, we need your voice now! Submit your comments to the West Virginia Public Service Commission opposing the Pleasants Power Station bailout before April 14th. Take Action! More
Issues: EnergyPollution
Action Alerts WVEC March 6, 2023
Urgent: Senate Committee to Take Up Nuclear Bill Today
While it has not included it on its agenda for today, the Senate Economic Development Committee plans to take up HB 2896 at 2 PM TODAY. This legislation seeks to make West Virginia an agreement state with the US NRC. HOWEVER, Section F of the bill could open West Virginia to nuclear waste dumps. More
Issues: Nuclear energyPollutionSolid waste
Action Alerts WVEC February 27, 2023
WV DEP Holding Public Meeting on Ethylene Oxide Monitoring: Thursday, March 2, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Over the past year, the WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has held a series of public events around its fenceline monitoring project and announced last week that it had signed a collaborative agreement with Union Carbide Corporation’s Institute facility to reduce ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions. It also announced it has published its final report on its monitoring project. To learn more, please attend this week's in-person public meeting on Thursday, March 2, from 6-8 pm. More
Issues: DEPEthylene oxideHealthPollution
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition February 24, 2023
Upcoming Events from the WV Rivers Coalition
February 25:  Inflation Reduction Act Roadshow, March 2: EPA to Hold Public Engagement Series on PFAS, March 2: WV DEP to Hold a Public Meeting on Ethylene Oxide Monitoring, March 23: Conversation on Headwaters, Webinar recordings: Four Facts and Three Concerns about YOUR West Virginia Public Lands, Webinar Recording: Methane, Climate Change and Proposed EPA Regulations More
Issues: EPAPFASPollutionPublic landsWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 10, 2023
Clean Air Valentines: Share Your Love for WV
Our partners at Moms Clean Air Force WV and Our Future WV have a unique Valentine’s Day action planned to share grassroots messages on why residents love West Virginia and want clean air for their communities.  More
Issues: Pollution
Legislative Updates WVEC February 10, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 5
In this week's Round-Up, Lucia and Maria offer a breakdown of current bills we oppose and support. Stay tuned for action alerts as the session gets even busier in the coming weeks. Thank you for all of your calls and emails so far - they are critical in shaping the future of our state.  More
Issues: EventLegislationOff-road vehiclesPollution
Newsletter article WVEC January 20, 2023
PFAS (Forever Chemicals) Lunch-and-Learn This Thursday, January 26
WV Rivers Coalition is hosting a 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinar this Thursday, January 26, at noon for folks to learn more about PFAS contamination in West Virginia’s water and the PFAS Protection Act.  More
Issues: HealthPFASPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC January 20, 2023
Weekly Round-Up 
This week marked the first full week of the legislative session, and the WVEC Lobby Team has been off to quite a busy start tracking bill progress, attending committee meetings, and watching floor sessions for both the House of Delegates and the Senate.  More
Issues: DEPHealthPollutionWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 20, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 2
Welcome to our Week 2 Legislative Update! Our hard-working lobbyists have compiled a summary of bills we are following in our Weekly Round-up.  More
Issues: LegislationPFASPollutionWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition January 17, 2023
Contact Your Legislators, Ask Them to Co-Sponsor the PFAS Protection Act
Each week of the legislative session, we share an easy action for clean water as part of Water Policy News, it only takes a few minutes and it is the most urgent call to action.  This Week's Easy Action: Contact your Legislators and encourage them to co-sponsor the PFAS Protection Act! More
Issues: HealthPollutionWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 13, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 1
Welcome to the first newsletter of the 2023 Legislative session! All eyes are on the Capitol as we monitor bills to provide clean drinking water, protect our public lands, and lower utility bills by allowing Community Solar on our energy grid. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEventLegislationPollutionRenewable energyWater
Blog WVEC January 9, 2023
2023 Legislative Priorities
Community Solar, Orphaned Gas Well Responsibility, Adequate funding for inspectors for the WV DEP Office of Oil and Gas, Mineland Reclamation, Advanced Nuclear, Hydrogen Hub/CCS, Aboveground Storage Tank Legislation, Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality Standards/Triennial Review, Public Lands, Clean Elections/Voter Protection legislation More
Issues: Aboveground tanksClean electionsDEPOrphaned wellsPollutionReclamationRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC January 4, 2023
WV DEP Holding Two Public Meetings on Union Carbide Ethylene Oxide Permit
On Monday, January 9 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's (WVDEP) Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will hold an in-person public meeting to provide information and answer questions regarding Union Carbide Corporation Institute’s draft Title V operating permit renewal for the operation of its Distribution System for Ethylene Oxide, located at 250 Carbide Road, Dunbar, WV. More
Issues: DEPHealthPollution
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
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