Tag: Public lands

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Legislative Updates WVEC March 1, 2024
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 8
Welcome to our last newsletter of the 2024 Legislative Session. Stay tuned for any final action alerts next week, and please see the several actions below you can take now! More
Issues: HealthLandowner rightsLegislationPollutionPublic lands
Newsletter article WVEC March 1, 2024
WVEC Weekly Round-Up
As the session enters its final week, read on to learn which bills we’re working to defeat, why they’re bad, and how you can help. Lots can happen during these final days, so please keep a lookout for action alerts and other updates! Sadly, the only bills left are ones we oppose. Here’s what’s still alive. More
Issues: LegislationLoggingPollutionPublic lands
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 1, 2024
Save our State Parks – Ask the House Committee on Government Organization to Reject SB 688
Unfortunately, the Senate passed SB 688, but the House of Delegates can still preserve our WV public lands, provide transparency, and prevent no-bid contracts.  More
Issues: LegislationPublic lands
Newsletter article WVEC January 20, 2024
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: EPAPublic landsSolar power
Legislative Updates WVEC January 19, 2024
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 2
As the second week of the West Virginia legislative session unfolds, we're excited to bring you the latest updates and opportunities to make a difference.  More
Issues: EdayEventPublic landsSolar power
Newsletter article WVEC January 12, 2024
2024 Legislative Priorities
As we head into the 2024 legislative session, there are several policy issues to monitor and bills to follow. In November of 2023, WVEC members and member groups gathered at Tygart Lake State Park for WVEC’s annual meeting to discuss and decide on its legislative priorities.  More
Issues: Energy efficiencyLegislationPublic landsWater
Legislative Updates WVEC January 12, 2024
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 1
Welcome to the first newsletter of the 2024 Legislative session! We have been monitoring legislative activities throughout 2023 and our lobby team is now at the legislature advocating for your environmental and health priorities.  More
Issues: EnergyLegislationPublic landsWater
Action Alerts West Virginia Highlands Conservancy March 24, 2023
Tell Governor Justice to Veto HB 3370
Governor Justice has just a couple days left to veto House Bill 3370, which passed on the last day of the session. Please call him at 304-558-2000 and email here and ask him to veto this reckless bill. More
Issues: Public lands
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 3, 2023
Urgent! Tell Your Delegate to Vote ‘Yes’ on Floor Amendment to SB 468
The House of Delegates are considering the amended SB 468 that may open the door for off-road vehicles on state public lands. There is a floor amendment that will prohibit any new motorized ATV or off-road vehicle trail in our state parks, forests, and rail trails. The full House of Delegates will vote on this amendment tomorrow March 4.  More
Issues: Public lands
Newsletter article WVEC March 3, 2023
Weekly Round-Up
This week at the legislature was a busy one! As we approach the LAST week of session, the pressure is on to get bills that crossed over out of committee considered on the floor.  Halfway through the session, we changed our format from a weekly round-up to a breakdown of bills that are still alive that we are working on getting passed and those we are trying to defeat, along with steps you can take.  More
Issues: CoalDEPNuclear energyPublic landsWater
Legislative Updates WVEC March 3, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 8
Welcome to our last newsletter of the 2023 Legislative Session! The session ends at midnight on March 11. We will keep you posted next week via action alerts as we head into the final hours. More
Issues: DEPEdayEnergyPFASPublic landsWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 24, 2023
Weekly Round-Up
This week at the legislature was a busy one! As we approach the last two weeks of session, the pressure is on to get bills out of committee by Crossover Day (March 1st) to be considered on the floor. We are focusing this week on bills that are moving, separated by bills we are working on getting passed and those we are trying to defeat, along with steps you can take to support the efforts.  More
Issues: EnergyNuclear energyPFASPublic landsWater
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 24, 2023
2023 Legislative Priorities
Community Solar. Adequate funding for inspectors for the WV DEP Office of Oil and Gas, Advanced Nuclear, Hydrogen Hub/CCS, Hydrogen Hub/CCS, Public Lands More
Issues: Community solarDEPLegislationPFASPublic landsWater
Legislative Updates WVEC February 24, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 7
We're excited to share some great news from the West Virginia Capitol! We have seen some significant victories, with two bills passing the House floor and moving on to the Senate for consideration. HB 3110 and HB 3189 are crucial legislation that impact your community positively. More
Issues: DEPLegislationOil and gasPFASPublic landsWater
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition February 17, 2023
Upcoming Events with the WV Rivers Coalition
February 23: What is Blue Hydrogen?  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: Climate changeEnergyPublic lands
Legislative Updates WVEC February 17, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 6
Welcome back to our weekly newsletter, bringing you the latest West Virginia legislative updates. This week, lawmakers and advocates came together for Black Policy Day to discuss essential policies impacting Black communities in the state. You can find coverage of this event on Mountain State Spotlight. More
Issues: EnergyLegislationPFASPublic landsWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 10, 2023
Weekly Round-Up
Yesterday was the official halfway point of the 2023 Legislative Session! As we head into the second half, we are changing the format of our weekly round-up to a breakdown of bills we are working on getting passed and those we are trying to defeat, along with steps you can take.  More
Issues: EnergyLegislationPublic landsWater
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition February 10, 2023
Two Action Alerts from WV Rivers Coalition
Protect our drinking water Say no to off-road vehicles  More
Issues: Off-road vehiclesPFASPublic lands
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition February 10, 2023
Upcoming Virtual Events with WV Rivers Coalition
February 16: Four Facts and Three Concerns about YOUR West Virginia Public Lands February 23: What is Blue Hydrogen? March 23: Conversation on Headwaters More
Issues: EnergyPublic landsWater