From our friends at West Virginia Rivers:
Ask Members of WV Senate to Update Human Health Protections
This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to could vote on updates to West Virginia’s water quality standards (SB 167) — the rules that protect our water. Contact these Senators and tell them you want them to protect public health by updating West Virginia’s human health criteria with the most recent science.
The Senate Judiciary Committede vote follows an unanimous decision by the Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee to restore updated human health criteria for 60 toxins.
These updated protections had previously been removed from the bill at the urging of industry. Learn more here.
Now, industry is lobbying hard to overturn the committee’s decision. Industry already convinced one committee to remove the protections and they can do it again if your Senators don’t hear from you.
It’s critical you contact Senators now and ask them protect public health by adopting updates to West Virginia’s human health criteria recommended by the WVDEP and the Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee – because West Virginians deserve safe drinking water!