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.
Newslinks from OVEC (Hover on icons for legend)
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
"Celebrating Larry Gibson: The Life and Legacy of the Keeper of the Mountains" More 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!
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