Tag: Water

291 posts found, showing 20 per page

  Page    of 15  
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
Action Alerts Friends of Blackwater April 13, 2023
Rally to Protect Upper Cheat Headwaters
Stop the clearcuts. Stop the flooding. Join community members on Friday, April 21, for a rally to publicly demonstrate our support for protecting some of the last remaining mature and old-growth trees in the Monongahela National Forest! RSVP today! More
Issues: State parksWater
Newsletter article WVEC March 17, 2023
Upcoming events!
The IRA Roadshow is Heading Your Way! March 23: Conversation on Headwaters May 5 and May 6: The 2023 Cheat River Festival More
Issues: EventWater
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
Newsletter article WV Rivers Coalition March 3, 2023
Upcoming Events from the WV Rivers Coalition
March 23: Conversation on Headwaters March 25:  Inflation Reduction Act Roadshow Webinar recordings: What is Blue Hydrogen?, Four Facts and Three Concerns about YOUR West Virginia Public Lands, Methane, Climate Change and Proposed EPA Regulations More
Issues: Climate changeEPAEventWater
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
Action Alerts WVEC March 1, 2023
Protect Our Drinking Water
The PFAS Protection Act, HB 3189, is expected to be voted on Tuesday, March 7 by the Senate Government Organization Committee. This bill will require the state to immediately identify and reduce PFAS at the source and establish required limits on PFAS discharges into our drinking water sources. This bill helps hold polluters responsible for cleaning up and preventing further contamination of our drinking water sources. Tell members of the Senate Government Organization Committee you want them to pass HB 3189, the PFAS Protection Act, to help protect our drinking water sources! More
Issues: HealthPFASWater
  Page    of 15