Please Contact Your State Senators on the Co-Tenancy (Forced Pooling) Bill
HB 4268, a bill allowing for horizontal fracking under non-consenting property owners, passed out of the WV House of Delegates on February 15 with a 60 to 40 vote. Learn more here.
The bill will now go to the Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee, and then to the Senate Judiciary Committee. We urge you to call and/or email senators to let your voices be heard! Follow these links for contact information for both committees:
WV Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee
WV Senate Judiciary Committee
Sign On to Letter About Auction of Charleston Gazette-Mail
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? If so, please sign on to this letter, and ask your family and friends to do so, too.
As of the morning of Monday, February 19, about 500 people had signed on. The deadline to sign is midnight (EST) on Friday, February 23.
Background information and a rant or two, here and here.
Upcoming Events and Action Deadlines
February 21: Deadline to File Claim in #WVWaterCrisis Class Action Suit
February 21: Deadline to comment on “Dumps Are Higher and Better Use of Mountains”
February 23: Deadline to sign-on to letter re bankruptcy and pending auction of the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Details here and here.
February 27: Screening of “Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock” at MU, hosted by MU Native American Student Organization.
March 3: Enough! Rally for Women’s Lives at the State Capitol
During the day on March 6: Join us for West Virginia Environmental Council’s annual E-day! and that evening, in Huntington, we are co-hosting the Tri-State Water Defense Public Forum.
Save the date: April 6-8: Community Organizing Summit hosted by the Appalachian Gas Working Group
Check out other events and action on our online calendar. Things change quickly during the WV Legislative Session, so check our calendar and website home page often for updates.