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WV Rivers Policy Updates: Take Action to Keep More Toxins Out of Our Water!

posted Feb 21, 2017, 12:43 PM by Kathleen Tyner   [ updated Feb 21, 2017, 12:47 PM ]
Clean Water Action of the Week

Take Action to Keep More Toxins Out of Our Water

Both the House and Senate of the WV Legislature have introduced similar bills that would allow more toxins in our waters. SB 246 and HB 2506 have both been referred to their respective judiciary committees for consideration, check out our summary on the bills. Now is the time to let those committee members know that you want them to say “no” to dumping more dangerous toxins and cancer-causing chemicals in our drinking water supplies. Click here to send your message today.

Let legislators know that more toxic pollution is not what we want for the future of West Virginia.

E-Day at the Capitol – Next Monday 2/27

Join us Monday, 2/27, at the Capitol for E-Day! Attend a citizen advocacy training and meet with your legislators on issues related to water and the environment. WV Rivers is also looking for a few volunteers to help out at the WV Rivers table. Call 304-637-7201 to volunteer.

Cap your day at the Capitol off with E-Council's Awards Dinner, a fun evening celebrating six amazing environmental activists from across the state. The event starts at 6pm and features live music, a silent auction, scrumptious food, and a cash bar. Purchase tickets here.

Tracking Water Policy

This week we expect to see a bill introduced that would rollback portions of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act (ASTA). Members of both the WV House and Senate have publicly spoken about their support and intention to weaken portions of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act related to oil and gas. Since the Act's passage in 2014, the oil and gas industry has lobbied for an industry-wide exemption under the rule. We'll be following bills related weakening of the ASTA closely throughout the session.