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Newsletter CAG January 23, 2023
Capital Eye Vol. 16, No. 2 – Legislative Update Week 2: Battle of the Tax Cuts
The House quickly passed the governor’s bad idea of eliminating one quarter of our state’s annual revenue by cutting 50% off personal income taxes over the next three years. However, Senate leadership has deemed HB 2526 DOA and, not to be outdone, they’re cooking up their own tax cuts. Also keep reading to learn more about health care bills we're keeping an eye on, action on environmental and climate legislation, election bills that are gaining traction, and other major actions in the House and Senate. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDemocracyEnergyEnvironmentHealth CareKids and families
Citizen Action Group Blog Dani Parent January 23, 2023
Climate Eye – Week 2
Updates on what's happening with legislation to address PFAS contamination, expand community solar, develop energy projects on and under state-owned lands, and increase legislative oversight of the Public Service Commission. More
Issues: EnergyEnvironmentPollutionWater
Newsletter article Dani Parent January 16, 2023
Climate Eye – Week 1
WV CAG is proud to support the West Virginia Environmental Council in their work toward the coalition’s 2023 legislative priorities this session. Please sign up to receive updates and action alerts from their lobby team on the ground in the Capitol. A number of environmental-focused bills have already started the rounds at the statehouse, many positive and some concerning. See some highlights here. More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate JusticeEnergyEnvironment
Action Alert Julie Archer January 15, 2023
Tell WV DEP to Protect Communities from Dangerous Ethylene Oxide Pollution
Written comments on the renewal of Union Carbide’s operating permit for its Distribution System for Ethylene Oxide, located in Dunbar, WV will be accepteduntil 5pm on Friday, January 20. This is an air quality, public health, environmental justice issue. Take this action because you are affected or as a show of solidarity with the affected communities. More
Issues: DiscriminationEnvironmentInequalityPollution
Action Alert Julie Archer January 6, 2023
WVDEP Division of Air Quality Public Meeting and Virtual Public Hearing on Union Carbide Ethylene Oxide Permit Renewal
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's (WVDEP) Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is holding an in-person public meeting to provide information and answer questions and a virtual public hearing to receive official comments regarding Union Carbide Corporation Institute's draft Title V operating permit renewal for the operation of its Distribution System for Ethylene Oxide, located at 250 Carbide Road, Dunbar, WV. More
Issues: DiscriminationEnvironmentInequalityPollution
Action Alert Julie Archer January 5, 2023
Tell WV Division of Air Quality To Protect Residents From Medical Waste Pollution
Empire Diversified Energy, LLC wants to turn the former Koppers facility in Follansbee, WV (a small rust belt town on the Ohio River in the Northern Panhandle) into a disposal business for infectious medical waste. It would use pyrolysis, a closed, high heat system to convert the waste into fuel to be burned for energy.  Please send comments to the WV Division of Air Quality to keep WV from being the dumping ground for medical waste that other states don’t want. More
Issues: EnvironmentPollution
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson September 26, 2022
Energy, Jobs, and Justice Candidate Forum at WVU – Sept. 29, 6:30PM
Join the West Virginia Climate Alliance and friends for a candidate forum on Thursday, September 29th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. More
Issues: Climate JusticeEnvironmentJobsResilient Communities
Newsletter article Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 21, 2022
2022 Environmental Summit: Growing West Virginia’s Environmental Power – Sept 24th & 25th
Registration is now open! The 2022 Environmental Summit, to be held in Morgantown, WV, Sept. 24th and 25th, will bring together local and state environmental organizations to facilitate conversation around the opportunities and challenges facing the state’s environmental movement. More
Issues: Clean AirClean EnergyClimate ChangeEnvironmentPollutionwater quality
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett July 21, 2022
Senator Manchin – Don’t Gamble with Our Future
Just days after Sen Manchin announced he was ‘postponing’ his support for the reconciliation bill being negotiated in the US Senate and delaying investments necessary to address the climate crisis, WV CAG and partners organized a rally outside his Charleston office calling on him to put #PeopleOverProfits and not to gamble with our future! More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentFair taxationHealth CareInfrastructureResilient CommunitiesVoting Rights
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 16, 2022
PRESS ADVISORY: Rally to be held outside Senator Manchin’s Charleston office on Monday
This Monday, July 18th, at 5PM, WV Citizen Action and others will host a public rally outside of Senator Manchin’s office at These WV groups and citizens are inviting the press to attend, and everyone who is concerned about passing a robust climate change policy funded by fair taxation. More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeEnvironmentFair taxationInequalityInfrastructureResilient Communities
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 15, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WEST VIRGINIA GROUPS FRUSTRATED BY SENATOR MANCHIN DELAYING ACTION ON CLIMATE
Climate Alliance representing dozens of regional groups underscores the urgency of the climate crisis; rally at Manchin office planned for Monday at 5PM. More
Issues: Climate ChangeClimate JusticeDemocracyEnvironmentInequalityInfrastructureResilient Communities
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 14, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: WV Groups Comment on Negative Impacts of WV VS EPA – video link included
Today at 1pm, the WV Climate Alliance, and speakers from several member organizations, hosted a virtual press conference/webinar to discuss the real impacts of the WV vs EPA ruling by the United States Supreme Court.  More
Issues: Climate ChangeEmissionsEnvironmentSCOTUS
Press Release Gary Zuckett July 13, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: WV vs EPA Virtual Press Conference, July 14th at 1PM
On Thursday, July 14th, the WV Climate Alliance, and speakers from several member organizations, will be hosting a virtual press conference/webinar at 1PM to discuss the real impacts of the WV vs EPA ruling by the United States Supreme Court.  More
Issues: Climate ChangeEmissionsEnvironmentEPASCOTUS
Newsletter article   June 24, 2022
Jammin’ for Jobs and Justice in Fairmont
CAG staff celebrated WV Day at Jammin’ for Jobs and Justice in Fairmont, WV, where Carey Jo spoke to the crowd and Gary was interviewed by Sen. Manchin’s hometown newspaper. More
Issues: Care EconomyClimate ChangeEnvironmentJobsJustice
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson April 15, 2022
WVU Sierra Student Coalition’s Earth Day Celebration – 4/22 at 4PM
The WVU Sierra Student Coalition will be hosting their Earth Day Celebration on The Mountainlair Green, on Friday, April 22nd, from 4-8PM. More
Issues: Climate JusticeEarth DayEnvironment
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson April 15, 2022
Earth Day at Marshall University – 4/20 at 11AM
Marshall University will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 20th, from 11AM-2PM at the Marshall University Student Center Plaza and Buskirk Field. More
Issues: Climate JusticeEarth DayEnvironment
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 23, 2022
Legislative Postmortem
Given the current political climate, victory often takes the form of defeating bad bills. With that in mind, here’s an overview of what happened in these major issue areas... More
Issues: Budget prioritiesCivil JusticeDemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsFair taxationHealth CareInequalityPollutionRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting RightsWater
Newsletter article   February 28, 2022
Environmental Update
Companion bills HB 4408/SB 485 expanding private companies’ ability to develop recreational facilities were voted on in their respective committees last week...  More
Issues: Aboveground tanksAir QualityCorporate InterestsEnvironmentGas WellsOil and GasPollutionPrivatizationSurface Owner RightsWaterwater qualityWorker's Safety
Action Alert Gary Zuckett February 14, 2022
Virtual Environment Day: February 16 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
The WV Environmental Council’s annual E-Day is going virtual again this year, please join by registering here. More
Issues: EnvironmentWV Legislature
Newsletter article Julie Archer February 14, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week Five
This week’s forecast is primarily a news round up from various media outlets, partners, and allies on the bills we’ve been following, along with actions you can take where relevant. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealthcareIncarcerationInequalityRacial JusticeVoting Rightswater quality
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