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Double Your Donation For Clean Water!

posted Mar 10, 2017, 7:37 AM by Kathleen Tyner   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 7:43 AM ]
Your Gift to WV Rivers Will be Matched, Doubling Your Impact!

Dear Friend of West Virginia Rivers,

The fight for clean, safe water in West Virginia has never been more critical. Our waters are threatened by unprecedented rollbacks to water protections on the state and federal levels.

That's why I am asking you to double your donation for clean water. Thanks to a pledge from a generous donor, the first $10,000 donated to WV Rivers' Science Fund between now and the end of the legislative session, April 8, will be matched dollar for dollar!

We need to raise at least $10,000 for our Science Fund to receive this match. Make a donation today.

On the federal level, President Trump has laid the groundwork to remove the Clean Water Rule. This reckless act rejects years of sound science. It would remove protections for West Virginia's headwater streams, putting the 54% of West Virginians who get their drinking water from sources that rely on headwaters at risk for increased pollution and unsafe water.

Here in West Virginia, the Legislature is debating a bill that would allow increased amounts of toxins and cancer-causing chemicals into our water. The Toxic Water Bill, HB 2506, also known as the ‘Cancer Creek Bill' has passed out of the WV House and will move to the Senate next.

The fight to stop HB 2506 isn't over! Make a donation to WV Rivers Science Fund and help stop this dangerous bill.

Here's how we'll put the Science Fund to work:

Science-based defense against policies that harm West Virginia's water.
Our Science Advisor, Evan Hansen of Downstream Strategies,
provides fact-based scientific testimony to the Legislature. This requires exhaustive research and policy analysis to counter industry claims. We need $10,000 to make sure the Legislature continues to hear testimony supporting scientifically sound water policies.

Telling you the facts about what's happening to our water. Though our weekly water policy updates and publications we make sure that you understand what’s happening and what it means for our water. We’re working with the media to hold our decision makers accountable and force transparent decision making. This is labor-intensive work. We need to raise $5,000 to keep you up-to-date on water policy.

Keeping West Virginian’s voices front and center. We give you the tools to make your voice heard. Through fact sheets, action alerts and technical assistance WV Rivers works hard to make sure you are part of the discussion.We need $3,000 to keep it easy for you to submit your comments on water policy.

Lobbying for safe water. We’re at the Capitol as your advocate for our rivers and streams. We're going head to head with high-paid industry lobbyists to make sure our legislators have the facts. One gift of $1,000 will be doubled to send a team of West Virginians to Washington DC; $6,000 funds our legislative work in Charleston.

WV Rivers' Science Fund is paid for by people like you. We can't do it without you! Please donate today.

For our rivers, 
Angie Rosser
Executive Director, West Virginia Rivers