Water Policy News: Seventh Week of the 2020 Legislative Session
Senate Committee Passes Resolution to Study PFAS in Drinking Water
On Monday, 2/24, the Senate passed SCR 46 and the resolution is now in the House and must pass before the session ends on March 7.
While CSR 46 doesn’t include the all the provisions outlined in the Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020, it’s an important first step towards protecting our water and health from toxic PFAS which are known to cause cancer and other serious ailments.
The resolution requires the WVDEP and DHHR to sample raw, or untreated, water supplies at locations across the state for the presence of PFAS. The data from the study will help regulatory agencies better protect public health and ensure the water we drink is safe.
Crossover Day: What Bills are Dead and What’s Advancing
Because of your advocacy, HB 4079, the bill that would have rolled-back protections under the Aboverground Storage Tank Act for oil and gas tanks near drinking water intakes died in committee!
When you respond to WV Rivers’ action alerts you are making a real difference for clean water and a healthy environment.
So what bills are left after Crossover Day?