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Press Release CAG March 31, 2023
Acquisition of Pleasants Power Plant would transfer liability and costs to local utility customers
The potential purchase of a 44-year-old coal-fired power plant by Mon Power and Potomac Edison would transfer significant costs onto West Virginians! More
Issues: EnergyEnvironmentPollution
Action Alert   February 27, 2023
WV DEP Holding Public Meeting on Ethylene Oxide Monitoring – March 2 @6PM
Over the past year, the WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has held a series of public events around its fenceline monitoring project and announced last week that it had signed a collaborative agreement with Union Carbide Corporation’s Institute facility to reduce ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions. It also announced it has published its final report on its monitoring project. A public meeting on the final report is set for Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wilson Union Hall on the campus of West Virginia State University. More
Issues: EnvironmentInequalityPollution
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett February 7, 2023
Small Government?
As I was having a drink with veteran statehouse reporter Phil Kabler ... In essence he said something like, “It's strange how the party of so-called ‘small government’ keeps inserting itself into the bedrooms and doctors offices of our citizens.” More
Issues: Fair CourtsHealthcareInequalityMedicaidPollution
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
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 7, 2023
Ohio River Discussion Series: Harmful Algal Blooms & PFAS – Jan 11th, 12PM
Register for the Ohio River Basin Research webinar on Harmful Algal Blooms & PFAS. More
Issues: PollutionWater
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 July 12, 2022
Ohio River Listening Session – Wheeling
Few things are as important to our lives and well-being as access to clean, safe drinking water. Yet, we face many challenges to securing clean water. More
Issues: PollutionWaterwater quality
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 12, 2022
Ohio River Listening Session – Marietta
Few things are as important to our lives and well-being as access to clean, safe drinking water. Yet, we face many challenges to securing clean water. More
Issues: PollutionWaterwater quality
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson July 12, 2022
Ohio River Listening Session – Huntington
Few things are as important to our lives and well-being as access to clean, safe drinking water. Yet, we face many challenges to securing clean water. More
Issues: PollutionWaterwater quality
Action Alert   March 22, 2021
URGENT ACTION: Water rule – Call NOW
Contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today by 3pm and ask them to make public health their #1 priority and reject any change that would weaken our water quality standards. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett March 1, 2021
Public Hearing Testimony on HB 2389, by Gary Zuckett
HB 2389 actually INCREASES the allowable discharge amounts for a baker’s dozen of toxic chemicals in our rivers and streams – to allow more than our current limits! More
Issues: PollutionWater
Action Alert   February 26, 2021
URGENT Action Alert! CALL (304) 340-3252 TODAY from 3-4PM
URGENT Action Alert! CALL (304) 340-3252 TODAY from 3-4PM to schedule to speak on the importance of clean water at Monday's 9AM public hearing on HB 2389! HB 2389 would weaken water quality standards on 13 toxins. Call & defend clean water for all WV! More
Issues: PollutionWater
Action Alert CAG January 13, 2021
Holding Water in WV: A Community Discussion – JAN 13th @4PM
This is the first session of a five-part discussion series, "Standing Up for Appalachia: Dialogue for a Positive Change," hosted by West Virginia Interfaith Power and Light and funded with grant support from the West Virginia Rivers Coalition. More
Issues: EnvironmentPollutionWater
Newsletter article   February 10, 2019
Senate Sends Water Quality Rule to the House With No Updated Health Protections
The West Virginia Senate voted Thursday to pass the water quality standards rule (SB 163) without updated protections for drinking water. Join us in thanking the 12 Senators that voted NO on the bill that did not include the updated protections. Let them know you appreciate them being champions for public health and safe drinking water. We’ll need to put even more pressure on members of the House as they begin to consider the bill. The legislature is listening and there is a still a long way to go until the bill is law. Stay engaged! More
Issues: PollutionWater
Newsletter article   January 21, 2019
Tell Lawmakers to Protect Our Health
Please call the members of the Senate Energy, Industry and Mining committee today. Tell them “to adopt the EPA-recommended human health criteria updates that strengthen our water protections!” More
Issues: PollutionWater
Water vigil
Action Alert   January 7, 2019
Join Us Tomorrow for an Evening of Reflection & Action on Water
On Tuesday, January 8, join WV CAG and partners on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the 2014 water crisis for an evening of reflection and action. The event will feature discussion on water justice, current water quality issues, and a candlelight vigil on the banks of the Kanawha River. The evening is free and light refreshments will be served. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Newsletter article   March 16, 2018
Water Policy Update
Several bad bills that would have been harmful to water quality and the environment, died this legislative session thanks to the efforts of our friends at the WV Rivers Coalition (WVRC) and the WV Environmental Council (WVEC). Two bills passed that our allies were able to secure improvements to. Read more here, then check out the legislative wrap-ups from WVRC and WVEC. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 16, 2018
2018 Legislative Wrap-Up
The 2018 legislative session is FINALLY over, and this is our wrap-up edition. In this article: A Strike and Two Vetoes?, 5% Raise and PEIA Task Force Reopen Schools, Collateral Damage, Timber Bill Cut Down, SB 600 = Tons of BS, Regulation Two-Fer, Guns-R-Us, Cannabis Sabotage, and Another Shade of Green. More
Issues: EnergyHealthcareKids and familiesPollutionWorkers
Newsletter article Julie Archer March 4, 2018
“Co-Tenancy” Bill Passes Senate, Bills to Help Those Affected By Drilling Die in Committee
The “co-tenancy” bill (HB 4268) has now passed the Senate unchanged. In other news, the Senate unanimously passed SB 360, which would change the way royalties are calculated for flat-rate leases. Unfortunately, most of the bills that were a priority for WV-SORO this legislative session are dead because they were not taken up by their assigned committees and sent to the floor in time to meet yesterday’s deadline (often referred to as Crossover Day) for bills to be out of the house of origin. More
Issues: EnergyFrackingPollution
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
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