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Action Alerts WVEC July 10, 2024
Urgent Action: Southern WV Needs Clean Water – Contact Leaders NOW
Everyone deserves clean water. Take action and help spread the word! ‌Wyoming and McDowell Counties in West Virginia are facing a severe water crisis, with residents in Wolf Pen/Indian Creek and communities like Gary, Leckie, and Anawalt experiencing significant water quality issues. More
Issues: CoalHealthPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC June 11, 2024
Zombie Mine Week of Action – Join Us!
Our communities are deeply tied to our lands — the land gives us clean water, refuge for wildlife and a sense of place. But today, hundreds of thousands of acres of coal mines are not being cleaned up. This puts nearby residents at risk, threatens our water and drags down our local economies. More
Issues: CoalHealthPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC May 10, 2024
Quick Updates from WVEC and Member Groups!
Earth Day Tree Planting | Watershed Celebration Day | Make It Shine Trash Cleanup | Litter Clean Up in Madison | National Park Advocacy Week | Save the Date for WVEC's annual meeting September 13-15, 2024 | Mark your Calendars for E-Day at the WV State Capitol on March 17, 2025 More
Issues: EventPublic landsSolid wasteWater
Newsletter article West Virginia Highlands Conservancy May 10, 2024
Blackwater River Named Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers for 2024 
On April 16, the Blackwater River, West Virginia’s prized waterway renowned for its recreation opportunities and wildlife, joined the list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2024.   More
Issues: Public landsWater
Newsletter article WVEC May 10, 2024
Join West Virginians Who Care About Clean Air, Land, and Water: Vote in the Primary Election!
One of the biggest environmental and climate movement challenges is that we don't have enough voting power.  According to the nonprofit, nonpartisan Environmental Voter Project (EVP), one reason is the high number of people who identify climate and the environment as their Number One priority but are unlikely to vote. More
Issues: Clean electionsPollutionVoting RightsWater
Newsletters WVEC May 10, 2024
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 10
As the May 14th primary election approaches, we urge you to engage with candidates and vote. Your voice is crucial in shaping West Virginia's environmental future. Get inspired to head to the polls by reading WVEC President Sandra Fallon's article below on the importance of joining environmental voters in  growing the environmental movement’s influence.  More
Issues: EventLegislationPollutionVoting RightsWater
Legislative Updates WVEC March 18, 2024
GREEN, Volume 34 Issue 9
The 2024 legislative session proved uniquely challenging, with lobbyists Isabel Stellato and Lucia Valentine navigating obstacles at the Capitol. We celebrate this year’s victories in their Legislative Recap.  More
Issues: EventLegislationWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 14, 2024
Chemours Comment Deadline is Today at 5pm!
Just a quick reminder: the deadline for comments to the WV DEP for Chemours' second permit application to discharge more PFAS chemicals into the Ohio River is today, March 14, at 5 pm. More
Issues: HealthPFASPollutionWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition March 1, 2024
Tell WVDEP No More Toxic Discharges Into the Ohio River!
We need your help to tell the WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to protect public health: No more toxic discharges into the Ohio River! The WVDEP is currently accepting comments on a permit for Chemours Washington Works facility. More
Issues: DEPHealthPollutionWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition February 23, 2024
Urgent Action Needed: Comment on Chemours Consent Order by Feb 25!
We need your voice to oppose environmental injustice in Belle, WV. The WVDEP is considering a consent order for Chemours Optima Belle which allows Chemours to discharge ethylbenzene into the Kanawha River at levels six times higher than the human health criteria set by the EPA. Ethylbenzene is a possible carcinogen and is known to cause tumors in animals. More
Issues: HealthPollutionWater
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 WVEC December 16, 2023
Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Events and Rallies!
West Virginia's legislative session kicks off on January 10, setting the stage for a series of events! Citizens are gathering to advocate for critical environmental policies. More
Issues: EventMusicSolar powerWater
Newsletters WVEC July 15, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 11
As we dive into the off-season, we want to emphasize the importance of citizen involvement. Your participation is critical to our cause. In this edition, we have exciting opportunities for you to get involved. More
Issues: Community solarOrphaned wellsPFASPipelinesSolar powerWater
Newsletter article WVEC July 15, 2023
Upcoming events!
WV Sierra Club, Wednesday, July 19 at 5 pm | Legislative Update and Advocacy That Works: Wednesday, July 26, at 7 pm | Join WV Rivers on Tuesday, August 1 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for a "Conversation on Headwaters" | Care Needed in Wilderness Areas | Catch up on recorded webinars! More
Issues: LegislationWater
Action Alerts WV Rivers Coalition June 28, 2023
Learn How to Assess and Report Pollution During Pipeline Construction
Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) construction is expected to resume as early as July 1, and the implications are deeply concerning. There are serious concerns about the stability of the soil in areas where the pipeline is being laid. Our region’s steep slopes and highly erodible soil pose a significant risk. More
Issues: MVPPipelinesPollutionWater
Action Alerts WVEC June 14, 2023
Protect Our Future! Complete our Volunteer Survey Today
If you have already taken the time to complete the survey, we appreciate your participation! And if you haven't taken action yet, please click this link to participate. More
Issues: LegislationMethaneRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC June 2, 2023
Calling all Changemakers!
The West Virginia Environmental Council is gearing up for the 2024 legislative session with several crucial campaigns, and we need your support to make a real impact. And there is even a greater sense of urgency now that the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been exempted from judicial review, placing it above the law and risking our lands and waters. More
Issues: LegislationMethaneRenewable energyWater
Newsletter article  May 12, 2023
Ohio River named Second Most Endangered River
The Ohio River has been designated as the second most endangered river in the country.  Each year, American Rivers, a national nonprofit, releases a report of our nation’s most endangered rivers, naming those that stand before decisions that will determine their fate. The Ohio River stands before such a moment of great decision.  More
Issues: PollutionWater
Newsletters WVEC May 12, 2023
GREEN, Volume 33 Issue 10
Happy May! Now that the legislative session is over, we will be releasing a bi-monthly newsletter. Watch your inbox for updates on our upcoming campaigns, action alerts and more. Remember to check out our calendar for a comprehensive list of meetings and events. Stay engaged, and join us in making a difference! More
Issues: Climate changePollutionState parksWater
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