Tag: Pollution

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March 26, 2017 Newsletter  
Capital Eye Update: Wins and Losses
Capital Eye Update: Wins and Losses Wins and Losses By Gary Zuckett This past week was a mixed bag of wins and losses. In the House, a broadband access bill was passed and Voter ID and automatic voter registration (AVR) averted a horrible fate. In the Senate, the tank bill passed, and the Cancer Creek […]
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsDEPEnergyEnergy efficiencyHealthcarePollutionSNAPWater
October 20, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
The 82nd West Virginia Legislature Scorecard
The 82nd West Virginia Legislature is made up of the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions. It was unique in that for the first time since the middle of the last century, conservatives had control of both the House of Delegates and the state Senate. Needless to say, it was not a two year stretch of progressive lawmaking. This is one of the reasons WV Citizen Action Group decided to revive its legislative scorecard. Citizens need to know how their elected representatives voted on issues of importance, especially before the upcoming election.
Issues: Budget prioritiesDiscriminationKids and familiesPollutionRight to workWater
June 9, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Stand up for Fayette County’s frack waste ban!
This Friday, June 10th at 10am, the Fayette County Commission's historic ban on oil and gas waste disposal is being challenged by EQT Corporation. EQT is seeking a permanent injunction against the ordinance to make these kind of county-wide bans unenforceable. We will be doing our best to make sure our ordinance stands, to set a precedent in Fayette County that will uphold other county's rights to enact similar ordinances. But we need your help!
Issues: EventFrackingPollution
April 6, 2016 Action Alert Ciera Pennington
Let your voice be heard on climate change issues!
Click to read a message from our friends at the Citizen's Climate Lobby of Charleston West Virginia and take action on climate change issues.
Issues: EnergyPollution
March 7, 2016 Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer
Bill Would Make It Easier to Build Drilling Waste Landfills, Hurt Local Solid Waste Authorities
A bill that would make it easier to site and build landfills for drilling waste will be voted on by the House of Delegates later this week. SB 601 is bad because the Public Service Commission's oversight is important, and prevents unneeded waste dumps from being built. However, the oil and gas provisions are not the only concern. SB 601 also puts our local and regional solid waste authorities at a competitive disadvantage with the so-called “recycling” facilities that are being deregulated, jeopardizing the public investment in these facilities.
Issues: FrackingPollutionRecycling
January 31, 2016 Newsletter Ciera Pennington
Capital Eye Update: 1/31/16
What a week! Catch-up on what's been happening at the Capitol this past week.
Issues: Budget prioritiesEventKids and familiesOur children our futurePollutionRight to work
September 2, 2015 Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett
Huffing C8
I finally read The Huffington Post’s ”Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia“ article when an international reporter called to interview me about it the other day. I originally skipped over it as I’ve followed the C8 news as the story was unfolding and even had friends who grew up there.
Issues: PollutionWater
MCHM tanks
July 29, 2015 Action Alert Julie Archer
This Week: Comment on Tank & Water Regs; Register for Beckley Policy Forum
Comment This Week on Tank & Water Regs Support a Safe Water System: Yard Signs Available Don't Forget to Register for Our Children, Our Future Policy Forums - Thursday Deadline to Register for Beckley Forum
Issues: Aboveground tanksDEPOur children our futurePollutionWater
November 12, 2014 Advocacy Letter CAG
Support the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule
As West Virginia organizations who seek protection of our state’s water resources, we believe that clean local streams and rivers are the foundation for strong communities, a vibrant economy, and a healthy population. Although we are diverse community of interests, we all strongly support the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule.
Issues: PollutionWater
July 15, 2014 Citizen Action Group Blog CAG
Statewide Survey of Attitudes on Women’s Health and Water Quality of West Virginians
WVFREE, a nonprofit organization which focuses on reproductive justice and women’s health issues, commissioned Rainmaker Inc. to conduct a statewide survey of West Virginia voters – primarily focusing on environmental justice and reproductive justice issues in the state.
Issues: PollutionWater
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