Act on Co-Tenancy and Other Bills; Sign-on for the Charleston Gazette; More

The West Virginia Legislative Session is careening to a close on March 10. Your inbox is likely bursting at the seams with calls to action, but we feel compelled to make certain you’ve seen some important requests for action, many of them involving only a quick e-mail or call on your part.

We’ve also included some upcoming deadlines and events we thought you’d want to know about.

Time for You to Contact Senators on Co-Tenancy Bill

Details at the link above. Also see: Co-Tenancy: Broad Form Deed Déjà Vu

Check out OVEC’s Executive Director Natalie Thompson’s Legislative Update: Bad Bills at the WV Bill Mill, Plus a Good One!

Things are moving very quickly now at the Statehouse! Please check our home page and blog for updates. Also check the websites of WV E-Council, WV Rivers Coalition, and WV Citizen Action Group for updates.

You can also team up with the WV Environmental Council lobbyists under the Golden Dome.

Support WV Teachers and All WV Public Employees

Push SB 486: This bill, introduced by Senator Ojeda, would use revenue from the natural gas severance tax to fund PEIA. The bill has been assigned to the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee. The first step in moving this bill through the legislature is convincing the chairman of that committee, Senator Azinger, to put the bill on his committee’s agenda. Call him at 304-357-7970, or, thanks to our friends at Rise UP, you can use this easy, online form to contact him.

Sign On to Letter About Auction of Charleston Gazette-Mail

Deadline to sign-on extended to midnight Monday, February 26. On behalf of its employees and its readers (including you!), are you feeling some sustained outrage about the bankruptcy and pending auction of the Charleston Gazette-Mail? Sign-on!

As of this morning, we have about 650 signers. Help us obtain about 1,000 signatures. Please sign ask your family and friends to sign on to this letter (at bottom of the letter), too.

Also see: Sign the Letter, for the Paper and Gazette-Mail Bankruptcy: Noooo!

More Statehouse Actions

Update: State Park Logging Bill Dead!: “In the end, spirited and effective citizen opposition via petition, email, telephone, and personal contact with legislators carried the day.”

Ask WV Senate Members to Vote No on Logging State Parks / Petition to Oppose Logging in State Parks

Ask Senate President Carmichael and House Speaker Armstead to Consider Recommendations to Protect Public Drinking Water

SB 600-Handouts to Industry; Who’s Looking Out for Ratepayers?

Ask the House Finance Committee to pass the LEEP Act

Ohio River Pollution Control Standards are in Jeopardy: Comment by February 24

Upcoming Events

March 3: Enough! Rally for Women’s Lives at the WV State Capitol

March 6: E-day! At the WV State Capitol

March 6: Tri-State Water Defense Public Forum in Huntington at 6 p.m.

March 15: Public Meeting on MVP held by Summers County Commission in Hinton at 6 p.m.

March 26: NAACP candidate forum in Huntington, WV. Details coming.

April 6-8: Community Organizing Summit hosted by the Appalachian Gas Working Group

May 19: 4th Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair 

Updated: Feb 24, 2018 — 6:40 am

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