Enough is enough!
Yesterday, the House Energy committee took up HB 2811, a bill that would further weaken the protections of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act (ASTA) by exempting more than two-thirds of the chemical storage tanks that are now covered by ASTA. Not only that, over 29,000 tanks would no longer be registered, let alone regulated. HB 2811 sailed unanimously through, and is now headed to the House Judiciary committee.
We need your help to slow momentum on this bill!
Join us Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:00am for the Public Hearing on HB 2811 in the WV House Chamber. Rise up with us, and resist these attempts to endanger our clean water supply!
We must remind the Legislature that we have not forgotten the incredibly damaging and life threatening impacts of the 2014 chemical spill by Freedom Industries into the Elk River that contaminated water for 300,000 in the Kanawha Valley.
Please, send a letter to House Judiciary committee members and ask them to protect our water, and STOP offering wholesale exemptions to the oil and gas industries.
Call members of the House Judiciary committee and ask them to vote no on this bill.
We must resist attempts by powerful special interest groups whose misguided goals would further endanger our clean water supply.
How can you help?
- Send a letter, and urge the members of the House Judiciary committee to vote no on this dangerous bill.
- Call the members of the House Judiciary committee, and ask them to vote no on this bill.
- Share this message with your family and friends, and ask them to take action too!
- Rise up and speak out at the Public Hearing at 8:00am on Monday, March 13, 2017 in the WV House Chamber.
Together, we are a strong voice in defense of water and the beautiful mountain state we love.