4,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into a tributary of the Greenbrier River, contaminating the drinking water source for much of Greenbrier County. Today, 12,000 people in the Lewisburg WV are without water. Businesses and schools are closed. Bottled water shelves are cleared. Emergency water distribution is now set up at the State Fairgrounds. Downstream water plants and communities are preparing to be without water.
Yet another drinking water crisis in WV reminds us of the importance of protecting our water supplies. It is not the time for the legislature to consider weakening protections. Keep up with what's happening with water policy by signing up for our policy updates here.