July 24, 2019


Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $446,716 from the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Particulate Matter 2.5 Monitoring Program. This program helps monitor and evaluate the air quality in West Virginia. Programs like this ensure the public’s health and the environment are protected.

“One of my top priorities as Senator is making sure all West Virginians have access to clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe. This funding will help assess the air quality so that we can keep all West Virginians safe and healthy. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee I will continue to fight for funding that helps keep West Virginia wild and wonderful,” said Senator Manchin.    

“By helping to monitor air quality, this grant will help ensure the air in West Virginians stays as clean as possible, keeping our citizens and environment healthy,” said Senator Capito. “As a leader on both the Environment and Public Works Committee and the Appropriations Committee, I will continue working to deliver legislative solutions and funding that will help protect the environment, as well as the health and wellbeing of West Virginians.”