Responding to the Freedom Industries chemical spill
We have just learned that there will be a public hearing on Monday at 8:30am in the House of Delegates Chamber at the state capitol on House Bill 2289, the bill that would reclassify the Kanawha River as a drinking water source. This would allow for the option of creating a second water intake on the Kanawha River.
Given the various industry attacks that have been made against similar proposals, there needs to be a strong public show of support for this bill – and against any amendments that would weaken statewide drinking water standards.
If you plan to attend the public hearing, here are some pointers: