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Press Release   June 30, 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Mitigate Climate Change and Pollution
Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in West Virginia vs Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to roll back the authority of EPA to set carbon pollution standards from power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. More
Issues: Clean AirClimate ChangeClimate JusticeEmissionsEPAPollutionSCOTUS
Newsletter article   March 23, 2022
Ethylene Oxide Town Hall – March 26th
Open House about Ethylene Oxide Health Impacts, Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dunbar Recreation Center More
Issues: Air QualityEmissionsPollution
Newsletter article   March 23, 2022
Environmental Wrap-Up
The good and bad that passed this Legislative Session…  More
Issues: Oil and GasPollutionPrivatizationReclamationWaterwater qualityWorker's Safety
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   February 24, 2022
WV Rivers Coalition Legislative Update – Feb 24th @7PM
Join our friends at the WV Rivers Coalition for a Live Legislative Update TONIGHT at 7:00 PM on Zoom for an in depth discussion of their water policy priorities and what we can expect for the remainder of the 2022 session. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksPollutionWaterwater quality
Newsletter article Julie Archer January 31, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Week 3
This week we continue our round up of what is happening under the dome (and elsewhere) related to several critical issue areas and actions you can take. More
Issues: DemocracyDiscriminationEducationFair CourtsHealth CareInequalityPollutionVoting RightsWater
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett January 28, 2022
Public Hearing Testimony on HB 2882 & SB 4 Repeal of Conditional Nuclear Ban – by Gary Zuckett
When I volunteered at WV Citizen Action and lobbied to get this bill passed in 1996 it was 17 years after Three Mile Island, and only 10 years after Chernobyl. More
Issues: Clean EnergyPollution
Action Alert   January 26, 2022
Take Action: Public Hearing on Repealing WV’s Nuclear Power Plant Ban – Jan 28th, 10AM
There will be a Public Hearing on HB 2882, relating to repealing a ban on construction of nuclear power plants, on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 10 a.m. in the House Chamber. More
Issues: Clean EnergyPollution
Citizen Action Group Blog Gary Zuckett May 26, 2021
Letter to Senator Manchin: Care for Creation is a Call to be Heeded and Acted Upon
We are a group of concerned West Virginians from various faith traditions—leaders and lay persons alike—who believe that care for Creation is a call to be heeded and acted upon. More
Issues: Clean EnergyClimate ChangeEnvironmentJobsPollutionReclamationUnionsVoting Rights
Newsletter   April 20, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 9: Legislative Wrap Up
Here's our wrap up of the 2021 WV Legislative Session. Even though it has ended, exciting federal programs will be moving in DC and our senior senator is a key vote in moving most everything. As such, we’ll be pivoting to put much more of our focus on some very promising legislation.  More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsDemocracyEducationEnergyEnvironmentFair CourtsHealthcareInequalityPollutionVoting Rights
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 22, 2021
Session Moves into Spring
Spring equinox brings new life back in the earthly cycle of death and rebirth. After this legislative session we’ll need a rebirth of our political cycle to make sure that the next elections bring new life behind the desks at the Capitol. New faces pushing those red and green buttons which have such a profound […] More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 22, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 6: 2021 – Week 7 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 7 of the WV Legislative Session. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our Capital Eye e-blast and following us. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
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
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 15, 2021
What’s really Happening at the Legislature
More than ever this session, laws are being made to benefit corporations and enrich their millionaire and billionaire owners at the expense of regular West Virginians and their families. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 15, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 5: 2021 – Week 6 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 6 of the WV Legislative Session. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our Capital Eye e-blast and following us. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter article Gary Zuckett March 8, 2021
Midway (Almost) – Session Rolls On
Friday was day 24 of the 60-day legislative session. Believe it or not, bills will now begin moving even faster as we approach several deadlines limiting their progress to the finish line. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
Newsletter   March 8, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 4: 2021 – Week 5 of WV Legislative Session
This is Week 5 of the WV Legislative Session. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening under the dome by watching for our Capital Eye e-blast and following us. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksBudget prioritiesClean electionsCoronavirus ReliefCovid-19DemocracyEducationEnvironmentFair CourtsHealth CareHealthcareInequalityKids and familiesPollutionTaxesWaterWorkers
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
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