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Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 18, 2024
Bad Bills: Dead or Alive? (Mostly Dead)
The lawmaking process was designed to make it hard to pass legislation. That’s a 2-edged sword, but lately it has been working in our favor. Even if the news itself isn't always good, we are fortunate to have an amazing statehouse press corps. Links here to some of their wrap-ups for further reading. More
Issues: Budget prioritiesDiscriminationEnergyEnvironment
Newsletter article Dani Parent March 18, 2024
Climate Eye 2024 Session Wrap Up
With help from the political will and support of members like you, were able to help stop a number of bad bills. We backed a lot of bills that didn’t make it across the finish line, but we will continue to work for solutions to those issues both inside and outside the Legislature. More
Issues: EnergyEnvironment
Newsletter article CAG March 3, 2024
WV Environmental Council Weekly Roundup
This is their weekly roundup as we head into the final week of the session. Learn which bills WVEC is working to defeat, why they’re bad, and how you can help. More
Issues: Environment
Newsletter article   February 15, 2024
Over The Hump & Celebrating E-Day
On Tuesday, we celebrated Environment Day. Our former Director, Norm Steenstra, who was instrumental in the founding of the WV Environmental Council, was one of the main organizers of the very first E-Day. Norm’s family has generously suggested that folks who want to honor his life and legacy do so with a donation to WV Citizen Action. More
Issues: Environment
Newsletter   February 8, 2024
Capital Eye Vol. 17 No. 4
We’re now in the 5th week of session and have reached the halfway mark (Day 30). The pace is accelerating. Committees’ agendas and floor sessions are growing longer. Wednesday, February 7th was Black Policy Day and we were there with many other groups tabling and showing support for the policies being supported by our communities of color as part of the Black Policy Agenda. With so much happening so fast, your calls and notes to legislators are needed every week, so please keep them coming and Tell Them What You Want! More
Issues: EducationEnvironmentHealthcareInequality
Newsletter article Dani Parent February 8, 2024
Climate Eye Week 5
We've reached day 30 of 60, we're halfway there! Here are some updates on WV Citizen Action's ongoing legislative work around climate with actions you can take to support net metering and protect citizen air monitoring. If you’re interested in environmental issues and advocacy, we’d love to see you at E-Day on February 13th! More
Issues: Clean EnergyEnvironmentPollution
Action Alert CAG February 6, 2024
E-Day at the State Capitol – 2024
E-Day is a chance to see the legislature at work, tour the Capitol, meet environmental groups and advocate for our legislative priorities. More
Issues: Environment
Action Alert Dani Parent January 31, 2024
Protect Grassroots Air Quality Monitoring & Reject HB 5018
PurpleAir monitors that share data on a real time map can even send text alerts when local levels are unsafe. More
Issues: Air QualityEnvironmentPollution
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett January 31, 2024
Too Many Bills, and Not Enough Good Ones!
Week four has seen the introduction of 1,388 bills in the House and 613 in the Senate as of today, Jan. 31, 2024. Your input is important! As you read through this update take a few minutes to send a personal note to your legislators on issues that resonate with you. More
Issues: ElectionsEnergyEnvironment
Newsletter article Dani Parent January 31, 2024
Climate Eye Week 4
Unsurprisingly, there’s been a lot going on in climate and environment issues. Here are updates on a few bills CAG staff is specifically working on and important actions you can take. Most urgently, there will be a public hearing Friday on a bill to weaken citizen air monitoring efforts. If you can’t attend the hearing, please take a few moments to let your Delegate know that you support protecting citizen air monitoring. More
Issues: EnergyEnvironment
Action Alert   January 30, 2024
E-Day Advocacy Webinar on February 6th
Join WV Environmental Council lobbyists Lucia Valentine and Isabel Stellato on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7 pm for a free webinar to get up-to-date information on bills we are tracking and talking points for meeting with key legislators during the legislative session. If you missed our Advocacy 101 webinar, you can find a recording and other resources here. More
Issues: Environment
Newsletter article Dani Parent January 24, 2024
Climate Eye – Week 3
In this Climate Eye update: WV Public Service Commission net metering hearings; Save Our Solar Rally; citizen air monitoring under attack; orphaned gas wells and DEP inspector shortage; and PLAN's Beyond Waste Student Summit. More
Issues: Clean EnergyEnvironmentOrphaned WellsPollutionwater quality
Press Release CAG January 18, 2024
West Virginia Looses Veteran Environmental Movement Organizer
Norm Steenstra, Jr, a founder of West Virginia’s environmental movement and former director of WV Citizen Action, passed away at his in his home in Charleston on January 16, at the age of 72. Norm was a remarkable leader and mentor for many who remain active in West Virginia's environmental movement and others who are working to create a government that is open, honest and accountable to the needs of our communities. He leaves an outstanding legacy, but also a tremendous hole in our hearts. More
Issues: Environment
Newsletter article CAG January 18, 2024
Upcoming Events
Visit https://wvcag.org/event-calendar/ to see more about upcoming events! More
Issues: DemocracyEnvironmentRacial Justice
Action Alert Dani Parent December 5, 2023
Save the Date: Save Our Solar Rally Jan. 20 at the State Capitol
Solar is under attack by legislators and monopoly utilities that are leading the effort to change net metering rules—important policies that ensure solar is economically viable and accessible to all consumers. Join us for a rally at the West Virginia Capitol building on January 20th at 2pm for a rally in support of our solar future. More
Issues: Clean EnergyEnergyEnvironment
Citizen Action Group Blog CAG November 28, 2023
#GivingTuesday: Grateful, Good, and Giving
This holiday season, we’re grateful for YOU. Thanks for all you do to support WV Citizen Action’s mission. Your generosity keeps us in the fight for a stronger democracy, a sustainable future, and quality, affordable healthcare for all. This #GivingTuesday is the perfect time to contribute to help us sustain and grow our movement. We can't do it without YOU! More
Issues: DemocracyEnvironmentHealthcare
Newsletter article Dani Parent October 25, 2023
ARCH2 – an Update
Communities in Appalachia and the Ohio River Valley continue to bear the brunt of the economic and ecological effects of extractive industries in the wake of last week's approval of up to $925 million in funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for the Appalachian Regional clean hydrogen Hub (ARCH2). More
Issues: Climate JusticeEnergyEnvironmentFrackingPollution
Newsletter article   October 25, 2023
WV Citizen Action’s 2023 Awards Picnic: Meet Our Awardees
On Saturday, September 16th we gathered at Coonskin Park to celebrate our awardees, reflect on the work we’ve done and what’s to come, and spend time with old and new friends. We wanted to take another opportunity to lift up our amazing awardees and their work, especially for those who were unable to join us. Special thanks to our attendees and sponsors for making this day and our work possible. More
Issues: AwardsDemocracyEducationEnvironmentHealthcareInequalityPollution
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett October 24, 2023
The Three Facets of WV Citizen Action
When I get the question, “What does WV Citizen Action do?”, it presents a challenge as we’re not a one-issue group, or a two-issue group, but a multi-faceted one, so I tell them this: We focus on three main issue or policy areas democracy, the environment, and health care for all, doing the work needed to make positive change in our state and nation. More
Issues: Clean electionsClean EnergyDemocracyEnvironmentHealthcare
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett August 19, 2023
You’re Invited to Our 2023 Awards Picnic & Fun(d)raiser Sat., Sept. 16
Join us to celebrate our awardees, reflect on the work we've done and what's to come, and spend time with old and new friends! Our 2023 Awardees are: Mike Tony - Don Marsh & Paul Nyden Public Service Award; Pam Nixon - Thomas A. Knight Excalibur Award; and Shalom Tazewell - Si Galperin In Defense of Democracy Award. I hope you can join us in September to lift up these awesome folks and their work. More
Issues: DemocracyEnvironmentHealthcare
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