WV Rivers News: Preparing for the 2021 Legislative Session, WVDEP Changes Water Quality Permit Requirements
A new year, a new presidency, a new Congress, a new WV Legislature. It’s a whole lot of change, and at times it can be quite painful. But it’s also a time for a fresh start and an embracing of this moment of transition. Last month, we introduced our newest team member, Chett Pritchett. Now, he shares a blog about these unprecedented times the urgency for truth-telling as it relates to clean water. Read Chett’s blog here.
Here at WV Rivers, we often refer to ourselves as “truth-tellers”. It’s a moniker that sets our policy positions and determines how we communicate with you and decision-makers. On February 10, the West Virginia Legislature will convene for the 2021 session and WV Rivers will be there (whether virtually or in-person) as a truth-teller.
Be informed and get involved! Sign-up for weekly water policy updates throughout the WV Legislative Session, we’ll share the latest news and easy actions you can take to keep your water safe. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for breaking news and real-time updates on water quality issues.
WV Rivers’ Year End Report and 2021 Priorities
WV Rivers depends on donations from supporters like you to advocate for clean water and wild public lands. Last year, we made great strides for healthier streams, which you can learn about in our special year-end report.
And we’re ready to keep the momentum moving forward! We’ve already set six immediate clean water priorities for 2021. These priorities range from beating back attempts to weaken water quality standards to providing citizen activists new ways to connect with decision-makers. Read about them here.