Citizens Call on Oil and Gas Industry and Politicians to Safeguard WV Waters

Media Advisory                                                                                 February 10, 2015
Contact: Bill Price, 304-389-8822 or Bill.Price@sierraclub.org
Dustin White, 304-541-3144 or dustin@ovhec.org

What:             Citizens Call on Oil and Gas Industry and Politicians to Safeguard WV Waters

When:             6 -7 p.m. February 10, 2015

Where:           People will meet at 6 p.m. at the corner of Clendenin and Lee Streets in Charleston, WV and will then proceed to the sidewalks outside the Charleston Marriott Town Center.

Why:               The Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, Inc. holds its winter meeting at the Charleston Marriot on Feb. 10 – 11.  On February 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., IOGAWV will host a “Membership and Legislative Reception,” sponsored by Dominion Field Services and Dominion Transmission.

Oil and gas industry lobbyists are among those leading the efforts to pass H.B. 2574/S.B. 423, “Amending the Aboveground Storage Tank Act.” This bill would gut last year’s unanimously-passed SB 373, the Above Ground Storage Tank Act, drafted in the wake of the MCHM chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water of about a sixth of the state’s population.

Who:               This event is organized by active members of the WV Safe Water Roundtable, a coalition of organizations committed to working together to ensure the availability of clean, safe water to sustain life and a vital economy in West Virginia.

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