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Newsletter   February 4, 2018
Capital Eye Vol. 11 No. 4
Week Four of the 2018 legislative session was a wild week, with President Trump and the GOP at the Greenbrier (we visited, too!), and teachers rallying at the Capitol for better pay and fixes for PEIA. During Week Five, several bills pending in the House Judiciary Committee are or are likely to be the subject of public hearings. Keep reading for details and actions you can take. We also hope you can join us for All Kinds are Welcome Here Civil Liberties Lobby Day on Thursday, February 8 and other events at the Capitol this week. And please take advantage of the upcoming Your Voice WV: Citizen Lobbyist trainings if one is planned for your area. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeEnergyFrackingHealthcareInequalityMedicarePollutionSNAPWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 4, 2018
Wild Week Four
In this article: Trump Visits GOP at Greenbrier - We Visited Too; War on Unions Continues; Teachers Rally at Capitol; Free Community College Passes Senate; Intermediate Court of Appeals, Judicial Budget Amendment Clear First Hurdles; Department of Education and the Arts on Chopping Block; DHHR Reorganization Update; What's SNAPpening?; Making it Legal to Noodle Catfish?; Minister Protection Bill is all Fluff; Charleston Gazette-Mail Files for Bankruptcy; Water Crisis Settlement Nears Final Approval; FirstEnergy's Attempt at WV Bailout Continues; and Join In! More
Issues: Civil JusticeEducationEnergyHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesMedicarePovertySNAPWaterWorkers
Fracking
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 4, 2018
“Co-Tenancy” Bill Advances Without Changes, Public Hearing Possible Wednesday
Last week the House Energy Committee passed the "co-tenancy" bill (HB 4268) without any changes. HB 4268 is problematic in a number of ways which we've outlined in detail here, and we remain opposed to the bill unless these issues are addressed. The bill is now before the House Judiciary Committee. A public hearing has been requested and will possibly be held this Wednesday, February 7 although there has been no official announcement yet. In the meantime, please contact House Judiciary Committee members and voice your concerns about HB 4268.  More
Issues: EnergyFrackingPollution
Newsletter   January 16, 2018
Capital Eye Vol. 11 No. 1
We began this week celebrating and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr. with a day dedicated to public service and a time for reflection on issues of justice, equality, and moral leadership. May Dr. King's legacy inspire us to continue the fight for a more fair and equal nation and state, and a brighter future for all. The 2018 legislative session will provide many opportunities to come together to fight for justice and equality. Keep reading for an overview of the State of the State and a preview of what to expect in the days ahead. More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationEnergyHealthcarePovertyWater
MCHM tanks
Newsletter article   January 15, 2018
State of the State
On Wednesday evening, Governor Justice laid out his vision for the 2018 legislative session and beyond in his second State of the State address. Last week also marked the anniversary of the 2014 water crisis. Read an overview of the address and happenings during the first week of the session here and get a preview of what to expect during the days ahead. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesEnergyEnergy efficiencyHealthcareSNAPWater
Newsletter article   January 15, 2018
The Hillbilly Poet: Crying Like a Baby & Other Poems
"A liar tells stories to deceive people. A story teller tells lies to make people laugh." - the Hillbilly Poet More
Issues: EnergyHealthcareInequalityWater
MCHM tanks
Advocacy Letter   January 12, 2018
Letter Requesting the Legislature Consider Recommendations of the Public Water System Supply Study Commission
Following the water crisis of 2014, the Legislature established the Public Water System Supply Study Commission to provide annual recommendations to protect the state’s drinking water supplies. WV CAG joined allies in urging the Legislature to give the Commission's 2017 report and its recommendations ample consideration in the interest of advancing public policy protective of public health.  More
Issues: Aboveground tanksEnergyMCHMPollutionWater
Action Alert   January 5, 2018
Documentary Film Screening Marks Anniversary of 2014 Water Crisis
To mark the fourth anniversary of the water crisis, the WV International Film Festival (WVIFF) is hosting a work in-progress preview of a new film with an important connection to our community. Still Life, is a feature documentary about the chemical spill of 2014, the urban crises it caused, and the foundation of chronic environmental devastation within which it occurred. Click here for showtimes and more information. This is also a reminder that those affected by the water crisis are eligible to file claims as part of the proposed class action settlement of lawsuits filed in response to the chemical spill. More info. here. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCivil JusticeEnergyMCHMWater
Newsletter article Emmett Pepper November 25, 2017
Surprise Fight at the PSC Over Appalachian Power Energy Efficiency Programs
In a surprise move, the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) Staff proposed to stop all energy efficiency programs in the state. The Staff based their recommendations on a method of assessing cost-effectiveness that no other state utilizes. It did not take into account the benefits to people who participate in energy efficiency programs, only the benefits to those who do not. We need your help to protect energy efficiency in West Virginia! Contact the PSC today to ask to Commissioners to keep and expand AEP's energy efficiency programs. More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Newsletter article   November 25, 2017
West Virginians Continue Fight Against FirstEnergy
FirstEnergy Corp, the Ohio-based parent company of Mon Power and Potomac Edison, wants to have Mon Power purchase the Pleasants plant from another FirstEnergy subsidiary. This plan shifts the cost and economic risk of the Pleasants plant from FirstEnergy onto its customers. As of the time of publication, no decision has been made by the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC), so your input can still have an impact. More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Newsletter article   November 25, 2017
Get on a Bus Tuesday to Defend the Clean Power Plan
The Sierra Club and allies are hosting the People’s Hearing for Healthy Communities on November 28 in Charleston, They’ll collect comments to share with the EPA. Bus are available to bring you to Charleston from Huntington and Morgantown. Details here. Join us to remind Trump and his administration that he is out of step with the public and the world, and that we support climate action now! More
Issues: EnergyInequalityOur children our futurePollution
Newsletter   November 25, 2017
Capital Eye: Fall 2017 Vol. 10 No. 12
We may not have been able to stop Trump from taking office, but we can and will continue to fight back against his disastrous policies and executive orders. With your support, WV Citizen Action is ready to keep the pressure on Trump, as well as federal and state lawmakers supporting his agenda. Click here for actions you can take now to push back against efforts to repeal the Clean Power Plan, and giving massive, unnecessary tax cuts to billionaires that will force cuts in health care, education and other vital programs. Our fight isn’t just in Washington. We've also included actions you can take to protect West Virginia consumers and energy efficiency programs at the PSC. More
Issues: Clean electionsDiscriminationEnergyEnergy efficiencyFair taxationHealthcareInequalityPollutionPovertyWater
Action Alert   November 16, 2017
Register Today to Comment at Charleston Hearing on Proposed Repeal of Clean Power Plan
Today, November 16, is the deadline to register to comment at the only public hearing scheduled on the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of the Clean Power Plan, our country's first federal standards for carbon pollution from power plants. Register here. More
Issues: EnergyPollution
Action Alert   October 27, 2017
Will all energy efficiency programs at APCo / AEP end?
Appalachian Power and AEP's West Virginia energy efficiency programs are at risk! These programs are critical to helping West Virginians take control of their energy bills. Contact the WV Public Service Commission (PSC) today to ask the Commissioners to keep and expand AEP's energy efficiency programs! More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Advocacy Letter   October 25, 2017
Letter to Governor Justice Regarding DEP Review of Water Quality Effects of Proposed Pipelines
WV CAG is one of twenty citizen groups urging Gov. Jim Justice to ensure that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection performs a complete review of the water quality effects of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipeline. More
Issues: EnergyFrackingWater
Action Alert   October 19, 2017
Speak Out Now! Decision on FirstEnergy’s Bad Deal for WV Coming Soon
The WV Public Service Commission is considering whether FirstEnergy can transfer a power plant from one subsidiary company to another subsidiary company. A decision on this Bad Deal for WV is coming soon, and if FirstEnergy gets its way, Mon Power and Potomac Edison customers will be on the hook for the $400 MILLION and pay higher rates. Please take action today. Tell the PSC to say NO to FirstEnergy's bailout scheme. More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Water
Advocacy Letter   October 10, 2017
Public Comment on WVDEP Rules with Federal Counterparts
We joined West Virginia Rivers Coalition and other organizations in submitting comments on the WVDEP's review of its rules with federal counterparts. More
Issues: EnergyPollutionWater
Action Alert   September 12, 2017
Rally Against AG Sessions, An Inconvenient Sequel
Our friends and neighbors in the Charleston have an opportunity to rally against AG Jeff Sessions, Rep. Alex Mooney, and Patrick Morrisey, and attend a one-time special screening of An Inconvenient Sequel.  More
Issues: DiscriminationEnergyHealthcarePollution
Action Alert   August 30, 2017
Show Up, Speak Out on FirstEnergy’s Bad Deal for WV
Show up and speak out to prevent West Virginians from having to bail out FirstEnergy and its shareholders! More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiency
Citizen Action Group Blog   August 30, 2017
Coalition Opposes FirstEnergy’s Bad Deal for WV
WVCAG’s Energy Efficient West Virginia (EEWV) project has helped launch a coalition called West Virginians For Energy Freedom (WV4EF) to oppose FirstEnergy’s plan to transfer the obsolete Pleasants Power Plant to Mon Power and Potomac Edison. West Virginians don’t want to bail out FirstEnergy Corp. and its shareholders, and we shouldn’t have to! More
Issues: EnergyEnergy efficiency
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