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Keep Strong Protection for Drinking Water

posted Feb 5, 2015, 6:18 AM by Kathleen Tyner   [ updated Feb 5, 2015, 9:17 AM by angie wv ]

Drinking Water Protections in Jeopardy


Waters classified as “Category A” by WV’s Water Quality Standards are protected for current or future drinking water use. Your calls have been effective - a vote on an industry amendment to severely limit Category A protections has been postponed by the Senate Natural Resources Committee. It's critical to increase the pressure and the committee members know that now is the time to protect our drinking water.

 Click here to view our Category A Fact Sheet.

Tell the members of this committee to protect our drinking water supplies and:

1.       Support DEP’s proposal to remove the Category A exemption for the Kanawha River.
2.       Reject attempts to weaken Category A protections statewide.


Senate Committee Leadership:

Robert L. Karnes  - Chair 
robert.karnes@wvsenate.gov (304) 357-7906

Mark R. Maynard – Vice Chair 
Mark.Maynard@wvsenate.gov (304) 357-7808

Committee Members:

bob.beach@wvsenate.gov
douglas.facemire@wvsenate.gov
william.laird@wvsenate.gov
ronald.miller@wvsenate.gov
herb.snyder@wvsenate.gov
bob.williams@wvsenate.gov
greg.boso@wvsenate.gov
Kent.Leonhardt@wvsenate.gov
mike.hall@wvsenate.gov
david.nohe@wvsenate.gov
drtomtakubo@gmail.com
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