SAVE THE DATE:  October 17-19, 2014 - 25th Annual WVEC Fall Conference held jointly with the WV Highlands Conservancy Fall Retreat!  Join us as we celebrate 25 years of protecting West Virginia’s environment and being your voice at the WV state capitol.  More details to come.


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Senator Robert C. Byrd -- Nov. 20, 1917 to June 28, 2010 -- May He Rest In Peace
"The industry of coal must also respect the land that yields the coal, as well as the people who live on the land. If the process of mining destroys nearby wells and foundations, if blasting and digging and relocating streams unearths harmful elements and releases them into the environment causing illness and death, that process should be halted and the resulting hazards to the community abated." -- U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, May 5, 2010  Read entire article


In Memoriam, Larry Gibson
"Celebrating Larry Gibson: The Life and Legacy of the Keeper of the MountainsMore info here.


Patriot Coal to phase out mountaintop removal


June 1, 2010  Two WV Rivers on List of Nation's Ten Most Endangered

Renewable Energy Campaign

America’s Greenest States – WV Ranks Dead Last!

"Lifeboat Earth"
WVEC's Environmental Education Series
Available Free to All Media

The mission of the West Virginia Environmental Council is to facilitate communication and cooperation among citizens in promoting environmental protection in West Virginia, to assist in organizing grass roots groups, to facilitate interaction among established environmental organizations, and to correspond with all appropriate local, state, and federal agencies involved in the management of West Virginia's environment.

We are all the shades of GREEN working together! 

Artwork by Charles Jupiter Hamilton

 

P.O. Box 1007, Charleston WV 25324   (304) 414-0143   www.wvecouncil.org