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Newsletter article WVEC February 26, 2021
Member Spotlight: West Virginia Citizen Action Group
One of the founding members of the WVEC, West Virginia Citizen Action Group (CAG) has been in the trenches fighting for social and environmental justice since 1974.  More
Issues: Social justice
Newsletter article WVEC February 19, 2021
Reimagine Appalachia to Release Jobs Report
Join Reimagine Appalachia on Thursday, February 25 at 10 a.m. via Facebook Live or Zoom for an in-depth discussion of its West Virginia Jobs Report. The Political Research Economy Institute will report on its economic analysis of how many family-sustaining jobs the ReImagine Appalachia blueprint can create in West Virginia if a bold federal stimulus package is passed. More
Issues: LegislationSocial justice
Newsletter article  February 12, 2021
The Mapping Inequality Project
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching the Environmental Justice (EJ) and Systemic Racism Speaker Series by featuring The Mapping Inequality Project on March 4, 2021 at 1:00-2:00 pm EST. This unique collaboration created a foundational resource for unprecedented research, education, organizing, and policy advocacy on redlining and current environmental challenges. More
Issues: Social justice
Newsletter article OVEC December 13, 2020
A History of Resistance
The fight for justice has never been won at the ballot box alone. Resistance against the status quo is not uncommon in Appalachia; from the Mine Wars to the Red for Ed strikes, West Virginia has been center stage in pivotal regional events. Bleak and seemingly-unwinnable battles are not unique to this state or its history. Rather, they are the norm. Resistance moving forward means learning from our collective past. More
Issues: Climate changeHealthLegislationPollutionSocial justice
Newsletter article  July 10, 2020
New Sierra Club Rep Works on  Energy & Environmental Justice
Karan Ireland is the new Sierra Club Senior Campaign Representative for Central Appalachia. In this capacity, she will be working on the Beyond Coal and Beyond Dirty Fuels campaigns, as well as working to further a plan for economic diversification and a just transition to a sustainable future.  More
Issues: EnergySocial justice
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition July 10, 2020
Climate, Water, and Justice with Marshall University’s Dr. Logan
No one can escape the effects of climate change, but some communities are more vulnerable to the risks of the climate crisis. This is especially true for minority communities in West Virginia. More
Issues: Climate changeSocial justiceWater
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 9, 2019
Legislative Updates & How You Can Get Involved!
We are following so many bills, it would be hard to list them all here. However, here is a list that gives you an idea of the issues we are focused on and some actions you can take if you want to join us at the Capitol, or want to make a few calls from home. More
Issues: Clean electionsOil and gasPollutionRenewable energySocial justiceWater
Mountaintop removal mining
Newsletter article Karan Ireland February 24, 2018
Coal Bill Update
We’ve seen some bills race before, but SB 626 is moving so fast it’s hard to see! This bill, which relates “generally to coal mining” originated on Monday, Feb. 19 in the Senate Energy, Industry and Mining committee, was sent straight to the floor and was on third reading by Thursdat. The bill deals with surface mining applications. More
Issues: CoalLegislationSocial justice
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
Newsletter article Crystal Good January 12, 2018
The Poet in the Lobby
Howdy! I’m Crystal Good one of your 2018 E-council Lobbyist. I’m also an entrepreneur, a Mom, an avid hula hooper and a poet. Some of you my might know me from a poem I wrote Boom Boom - about a stripper and a strip mine. More
Issues: LegislationMountaintop removalPollutionSocial justice
Action Alerts Laura Davidson March 31, 2017
Let’s keep the momentum going!
There will be a Public Hearing on SB 687 at 8:00am on Monday, April 3, 2017 in the House Chamber. SB 687 would make our narrative water quality the weakest in the nation, and make it easier for the coal industry to get away with poisoning our streams. More
Issues: CoalLegislationPollutionSocial justiceWaterWVEC event
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
Action Alerts Laura Davidson February 28, 2017
Get up, stand up; don’t give up the fight!
Thank you to everyone who showed up and spoke out yesterday for the Public Hearing and E-day and to everyone who has been making calls and writing letters to stop HB 2506 from moving forward! We need your help to keep the momentum growing! Send a letter to your Delegate, and urge them to vote no on this bill. More
Issues: LegislationSocial justiceWaterWVEC event
Action Alerts Ciera Pennington September 28, 2016
WVEC/WVHC 2016 Fall Conference Schedule & Registration
Fall is finally here, which can only mean one thing – our annual Fall Conference is right around the corner! We’re excited to be teaming up with our friends and partners at the WV Highlands Conservancy to co-host the conference this year. More
Issues: Clean electionsClimate changeEnergyFrackingPollutionRenewable energySocial justiceWVEC event
Blog Angie Rosser July 27, 2016
Floods show need for more public investment, not less
Like many of my Clay and Kanawha county neighbors, I watched the Elk River rise throughout the day June 23. I was in denial that the river would ever reach into my home. Denial quickly transformed into resignation when I could see the muddy waters coming up through my floor vents. More
Issues: LegislationSocial justice
Action Alerts WVEC June 21, 2016
Climate and Sustainability Professionals Urged to Attend 1st International Conference on Building Personal and Psychological Resilience for Climate Change
This conference will help climate, sustainability, environmental professionals, and community leaders understand and prepare for rising mental health as well as psychological maladies generation by climate change. More
Issues: Climate changeHealthSocial justice
Newsletter article Bill Price February 26, 2016
Who are they helping?
I had dinner last night with friends in Lexington and the subject of our respective state legislative bodies came up. Kentucky State Senator Brandon Smith has just introduced a bill in the Kentucky Senate that would end the requirement that mine foremen annually take six hours of training provided by the Kentucky Division of Mine Safety. The […] More
Issues: CoalLegislationSocial justice
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
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
Newsletter article Conni Lewis February 19, 2016
Power to the Suit
This week was about the power of the suit. Not the white coats of nurses and other health professionals, not the tee shirts that read “parents as teachers”, not even AARP, but the suit accessorized by wing tips or high heels. More
Issues: FrackingLegislationSocial justiceSolid waste
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