Cool off this summer by supporting democracy! Have
some ice cream with us during First Friday on August 1. We will
break out the cones at 5 pm and we still encourage you to bring your
Specifically during this First Friday, we will be discussing our
support of S.J.Res. 19: a constitutional amendment to establish that
Congress and the states have the power to regulate and limit
election spending.This amendment would overturn Citizens United v.
FEC , as well as McCutcheon v. FEC, the decision issued earlier this
year eliminating the cap on the total amount an individual can
contribute to candidates, political parties and political
committees. The amendment also would overturn the 1976 Buckley v.
Valeo ruling, which established the doctrine colloquially known as
“money equals speech.”
Join CAG to talk about the upcoming Senate vote, discuss the
importance of having a onstitutional amendment to get money out of
politics, write letters to the editor and plan visbility events to
support the vote all while eating some delicious and cool ice cream.
It’s a great way to escape the heat and support democracy this
summer! Bring friends and bring ice cream and /or toppings to share.
Check out this event:http://action.citizen.org/o/476/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=78087
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comments on the Public Water Systems Rule by July 31, 10am
The DHHR - Bureau for Public Health (BPH) rule implementing
the new source water protection plan requirements in SB 373 is now
out for public comment. These
plans are an important tool for protecting our rivers and drinking
water supplies from contamination.
Key points to include in your comments:
1. Public engagement is critical in the
source water protection process – in
SB 373, the Legislature made it clear that public engagement is to
be a critical component of the planning process. The rule needs to
be explicit that “every effort” shall be made to inform and
engage the public at all levels of the development and
implementation of the protection plan.
2. Support utilities that go above and
beyond minimum requirements – we
support BPH’s encouragement to utilities taking additional steps to
protect its water supply.
3. Sufficiently fund the new
requirements - It
is crucial that BPH be funded sufficiently to oversee this process
so that detailed, realistic, site-specific source water protection
plans are written that have broad community support and that are
likely to be implemented.
Public comment period open through 10:00am July 31, 2014
Submit comments to:
Public Health Regulations
350 Capitol Street, Rm 702
Charleston, WV 25301
OEHS, Source Water Assessment &
350 Capitol Street, Rm 313
Charleston, WV 25301