Entries by David Lillard

A Paddler Goes To Washington

A Capitol Hill perspective from a West Virginia paddler By Dave Bassage To an outsider looking in, these seem like especially uncertain times in Congress. But what does it look like from the inside? I got a peek a few weeks ago, and offer my insights here. First a bit about me. I left a […]

Despite Losses, We Won’t Be Silenced!

WV Water Policy – We Won’t Be Silenced As WV’s regular legislative session enters its final hours, the dust is beginning to settle and one thing is clear: polluters want to cover the truth and silence your concerns. A third bill that weakens water protections this session, SB 687 – the “coal bill”, is expected […]

New Water Monitoring Directory

Volunteer water quality monitors play an important role in the protection of rivers and streams. While the WV-VA Water Quality Monitoring Program supports volunteers from across West Virginia and portions of Virginia, it focuses on streams that support trout populations and high quality warmwater fisheries that could face impacts from shale gas development. That’s why […]

2017 Legislative Session Comes to a Close – How’s Our Water?

2017 Legislative Session Closes – How’s Our Water? Our water became the most vulnerable it’s been in decades when the 2017 West Virginia legislative session came to a close Saturday night. Going into the 2017 session we were prepared for a challenge, but what we actually experienced was shocking. With each bill weakening water protections, we […]

April 2017

Possible Public-Lands Rollback Sparks Suspicion in WV – Public News Service, 4/28/2017 WV Rivers Coalition’s Angie Rosser named River Hero – WV Press Association, 4/27/2017 Marlinton Mayor’s Corner – Pocahontas Times, 4/26/2017 Marilyn Howells: Southwest WV is a sacrifice zone; comment deadline today – Charleston Gazette-Mail, 4/24/2017 Resistance to Pipelines Across the East – Appalachian Voices, 4/13/2017 West […]

March 2017

KEEN Effect Grantee Spotlight: West Virginia Rivers Coalition – KEEN, 3/30/2017 Coal bill passes WV Senate – Charleston Gazette-Mail, 3/29/2017 West Virginia Senate votes to revise water pollution limits – Wetzel Chronicle, 3/28/2017 West Virginia Senate Votes to Revise Water Pollution Limits – US News and World Report, 3/28/2017 Coal bill moves to WV Senate floor, with water quality […]