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Advocacy Letter   October 16, 2017
EPA Funding Letter to Senators Capito and Manchin
WV CAG joined other West Virginia organizations in urging our Senators to support the continuation of the 2017 appropriations for key EPA programs that help West Virginia’s rivers and streams.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesWater
Advocacy Letter   October 12, 2017
Comments on Proposed Modification of Consent Decree Regarding Bayer CropScience Plant Explosion
Letter to the U.S. Department of Justice about an administration effort to cut Bayer’s payments under a federal settlement with the DOJ and the Environmental Protection Agency to resolve safety violations cited in a 2008 explosion at its plant in Institute. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCivil JusticePollutionWater
Action Alert   May 25, 2017
Potholes, A Budget for the People, and Grassroots Gatherings
The Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and it’s time to honor the sacrifice of our fallen, get together with family, and enjoy community activities. With that in mind, we wanted to give you all an update before we’re all busy with the long weekend. First up, we’ve got a unique request for you. Potholes […]More
Issues: Budget prioritiesHealthcareInequalityTransaportationWater
Fracking
Advocacy Letter   May 11, 2017
Antero Landfill NPDES Comments
WV-CAG joined more than a dozen organizations in submitting comments on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit covering stormwater discharges from the Antero Landfill facility which will be used to dispose of the salt generated at its adjacent water treatment facility.More
Issues: FrackingPollutionWater
Action Alert   April 28, 2017
Climate Marches TOMORROW, a Rally to Protect WV’s Budget Next Thursday
Happy Friday! We want to remind you that tomorrow, April 29th, The People’s Climate March and its sister marches all across the country are happening! We have two rally and march events planned for our area, and for our friends in the eastern panhandle, the main event is just a couple hours away. And next […]More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDEPEnergyEnergy efficiencyEventKids and familiesOur children our futurePollutionPovertySustainabilityWater
Newsletter   April 17, 2017
Capital Eye: 2017 Legislative Wrap Up
We’re still sorting through the rubble of the 2017 legislative session but wanted to send you an initial analysis of some of the damage done, damage averted, and the few good bills that actually got passed.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsFrackingHealthcareSNAPWater
Action AlertNewsletter   April 2, 2017
Crossover Chaos! – The Capitol Eye Legislative Update for April 2, 2017
This Week in our Capitol Eye Legislative Update, it’s Crossover Chaos!   Crossover Chaos As mentioned last week, Wednesday the 29th was crossover day so the legislature worked through last weekend, started early mornings, and met late into the evenings to get as many of their must pass bills over to the other side. One […]More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesEducationFair taxationFast trackHealthcareOur children our futurePollutionPovertyRight to workSNAPTrade agreementsWater
Action Alert   March 31, 2017
More Ways to Take Action than You Can Shake a Stick At
Protect Our Water from ‘Cancer Creek’! Shared from our partners at the WV Environmental Council This week, both HB 2811 and HB 2506 (‘Cancer Creek’ bill) were passed by the West Virginia Legislature, and await the Governor’s signature. Both bills chip away at protections on our drinking water, placing industry over concerns for public health. […]More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCivil JusticeClean electionsPollutionSNAPWater
Newsletter   March 26, 2017
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 […]More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsDEPEnergyEnergy efficiencyHealthcarePollutionSNAPWater
Action AlertNewsletter   March 20, 2017
Capital Eye: This Week: The AHCA vs ACA
Capital Eye Update: This Week – ACA vs AHCA ACA vs AHCA By Gary Zuckett This week national events competed with the drama at the state capitol. The Republican’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) was released as a proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) immediately it was attacked from both the […]More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergyEnergy efficiencyHCANHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPovertyWater
Newsletter   March 13, 2017
Capital Eye: What a Week!
What a week! by: Gary Zuckett By week’s end, the Senate had introduced 585 bills and the House 934 for a total of 1519. Assuming that a certain number are companions to ones in the other chamber, let’s say that makes over a thousand attempts to add to, change, or eliminate functions of our government. […]More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesCivil JusticeClean electionsEnergyEnergy efficiencySNAPWater
Newsletter   March 6, 2017
Capital Eye: Don’t Drink the Corporate Kool-Aid
We hope you enjoyed your weekend...but, unfortunately, we're now going to ruin it with all of the bad news that happened under the dome last week (sorry!). More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsEnergy efficiencyEventHealthcareWater
Newsletter   February 24, 2017
Capital Eye: Frogs in February?
Another week of legislative session has come and gone! While things aren't so pretty in the Capitol, they sure are outside (thanks, global warming). Read up on what's been happening in our weekly Capital Eye update below.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEventFair taxationInequalityWater
Newsletter   February 19, 2017
Capital Eye: Here Comes the Money-Go-Round!
Well, the first full week of the 2017 legislative session has come and gone! Read this week's update to find out what's been happening and how you can take action.More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesEventFair taxationInequalityWater
Action Alert   January 10, 2017
Shine a light on WV American Water
We deserve to know the full story of why our water system failed on January 9th, 2014 - and what needs to happen to prevent such a disaster from happening again. Make sure the Public Service Commission (PSC) hears that preventing another water crisis matters to you!More
Issues: EventWater
Action Alert Ciera Pennington October 26, 2016
Rock the vote!
It's time to vote! Early voting is underway now through Saturday, November 5th. Election day is Tuesday, November 8th.More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationEventInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futurePovertyWater
Action Alert Ciera Pennington October 20, 2016
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.More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDiscriminationKids and familiesPollutionRight to workWater
Action Alert Ciera Pennington August 8, 2016
WVDEP: We Want Protective Water Quality Standards
Through Tuesday, August 9, you have the opportunity to provide input to WVDEP on the standards. The "Triennial Review" is underway now and the state has proposed several changes to the standards. Some of the proposed changes raise concerns because they will allow more pollution in our water.More
Issues: EventWater
Action Alert Ciera Pennington May 9, 2016
Don’t forget to vote…twice!
Don't forget we want you to vote TWICE! Yes, you read that right; we want you to vote twice. First, vote for the issues you care about on the Our Children, Our Future Policy Platform Ballot; the deadline is tomorrow! After you vote for the issues, vote for your elected officials tomorrow, May 10th in West Virginia's primary election!More
Issues: Clean electionsEnergy efficiencyHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesOur children our futureWater
Action Alert Ciera Pennington April 28, 2016
It’s time to vote…twice!
We want you to vote TWICE! Yes, you read that right; we want you to vote twice. First, vote for the issues you care about on the Our Children, Our Future Policy Platform Ballot. After you vote for the issues, vote for your elected officials! More
Issues: Budget prioritiesClean electionsEnergy efficiencyHealthcareOur children our futureRight to workWater
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