Email Delegate Perdue, Ask Him to Strengthen SB373

Senate Bill 373 is currently in the House Health and Human Resources Committee.  SB373 is currently a very weak bill and it needs to be amended to protect our state’s water resources.

Email Delegate Perdue, the chair of the Health and Human Resources Committee, at don.perdue@wvhouse.gov

Ask him to add the following provisions to SB373 and pass it out of committee quickly:

  1. Require permits and annual inspections for all potential significant polluters in “zones of critical concerns” of drinking water intakes – not just above ground storage tanks.
  2. Require and fund Protection Plans for the zones of critical concern for drinking water intakes.
  3. Create protective standards for chemicals used in large quantities in West Virginia.
  4. Include “citizen suit” provisions that enable citizens to enforce the law if chemical companies or the DEP won’t.

Do it now.  The sooner Del. Purdue puts a strong, amended SB373 before his committee for a vote, the sooner the bill can get to the House floor for a vote.

2 Comments

  1. […] If you want to see SB 373 strengthened, this is exactly the time to contact all the members of the Health and Human Resources Committee.  You need to do it today, tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon will be too late.  Here is some information about what the bill needs. […]

  2. J Chase says:

    Add the following provisions to SB373 and pass it out of committee quickly:

    Require permits and annual inspections for all potential significant polluters in “zones of critical concerns” of drinking water intakes – not just above ground storage tanks.
    Require and fund Protection Plans for the zones of critical concern for drinking water intakes.
    Create protective standards for chemicals used in large quantities in West Virginia.
    Include “citizen suit” provisions that enable citizens to enforce the law if chemical companies or the DEP won’t.Do it now. The sooner you put a strong, amended SB373 before your committee for a vote, the sooner the bill can get to the House floor for a vote.
    Do what is right for the citizens of West Virginia and not what industry wants. Now is the time.

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