2017 WV Legislative Session: Defending Water Quality
The 2017 West Virginia legislative session began yesterday, February 8, and we know it will be a tough one. We anticipate an onslaught of attempts to eliminate or weaken current laws that protect our water.
In his first State of the State address, Governor Justice reinforced this belief when he singled out the WV DEP saying, “They’re not there to tell us ‘no.’", referring to his vision of the agency's role in making West Virginia more friendly for industry.
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Get Involved! Upcoming Events
Events are happening around the state and region that aim to better protect our water. We've included some upcoming events below.
Feb. 9: TransCanada Open House on Proposed Gas Pipeline in Hancock, MD
Feb. 9: Community Drinking Water Meeting in Fayetteville, WV
Feb. 17-18: National Paddling Film Festival in Frankfort, KY
Feb. 23: Community Meeting on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Buckhannon, WV
Feb. 27: Environment Day at the WV Legislature in Charleston, WV
March 4: Water Quality Monitoring Training in Davis, WV
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