A dangerous bill that exempts oil and gas tanks from the Aboveground Storage Tank Act is making its way through the House of Delegates. A coalition of advocates, including WV Rivers, requested a public hearing to provide citizens the opportunity to make comments on the bill for the official record. House leadership has rejected our request.
It is essential that the public’s voice is heard! On Friday, February 26, at 8:00AM, a People’s Public Hearing, hosted by advocate organizations, will be held via Zoom. This hearing is non-partisan and open to the public. All legislators will be invited. You do not have to speak to attend the hearing. Register to speak by 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 25.