WV Rivers News: Session Wrap-up and Spring Events
Citizen Advocates Defeat HB 2598 – Oil & Gas Tank Deregulation Bill
The 2021 Legislative session came to a close on Saturday and we have some good news to share. The dangerous bill that would have exempted certain oil & gas storage tanks from the Aboveground Storage Tank Act was defeated! This means over 880 oil and gas storage tanks will remain under the protection of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act!
This victory demonstrates the power of persistent citizen advocacy. Over the course of the legislative session, more than 20,800 messages were sent to members of the WV Legislature on the dangers of this bill. Defeat of this bill is a good reminder that every email and every call makes a difference. Thank you for your dedication to clean, fresh, safe water in West Virginia!
Water Policy Wrap-up: What Bills Passed; What Bills Failed
Discounted Tickets to Virtual Spring Shindig Fundraiser End 4/13
Get Your Candy Darter Pint Glass!
Join WV Rivers and celebrate the end of the legislative session and help put a little FUN in Science Fund, by gathering together for a virtual Spring Shindig Fundraiser on April 27 at 7:00pm!Learn more.
Each spring, we need to raise funds to replenish our coffers after the legislative session. Our science-based policy advocacy is paid for by your tax-deductible donations to our Science Fund! Your gifts make our weekly water policy updates, scientific testimony, and easy commenting through our action alerts all possible.