Facts Behind HB 2598 and Number of Exempt Tanks by Affected County

By: Hannah King, WVEC Lobbyist 

Please call your Senate Judiciary Committee members on Monday and encourage them to vote NO on HB 2598. Read below for talking points and a list of oil and gas tanks by West Virginia county that would be exempted. 

Impact of HB 2598: Number of tanks in West Virginia counties that would become exempt from the Aboveground Storage Tank Act 

Approximate number based on review of WV DEP data in December 2020

County

# of tanks

Marion

1

Webster

1

Mercer

2

Pendleton

2

Preston

2

Marshall

3

Mingo

4

Tucker

4

Randolph

5

Taylor

5

Cabell

6

Braxton

7

Monongalia

8

Lincoln

9

Raleigh

9

McDowell

10

Logan

11

Wayne

13

Ritchie

14

Doddridge

15

Fayette

15

Wyoming

20

Clay

23

Kanawha

23

Lewis

28

Wetzel

29

Harrison

38

Gilmer

39

Mason

39

Tyler

46

Upshur

52

Jackson

53

Calhoun

64

Wood

67

Barbour

81

Pleasants

268

Total:

1,016

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