August 18, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce Pollution and Hazardous Waste Control Grants In West Virginia

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,385,777 for pollution prevention, pipeline safety, and hazardous materials emergency preparedness in West Virginia. This funding is made available through both the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  

“West Virginia is home to an abundance of natural resources and incredible recreation areas. These awards will help ensure those natural resources are managed safely while ensuring our recreation areas flourish for generations to come. I will continue to fight for funding that helps keep our state wild and wonderful through safety and preparedness projects like these,” said Senator Manchin.

“West Virginia is recognized around the world for its natural beauty and splendor,” said Senator Capito. “That’s exactly why we must do all we can to preserve our state and reduce pollutants to ensure it stays wild and wonderful for years to come. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding like this that improves our infrastructure in West Virginia and keeps our state clean.” 

Individual awards listed below:

·        $600,000 – Brooke Hancock Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission (EPA Brownfield Assistance Program)

·        $559,089 – Public Service Commission of West Virginia (DOT State Base Pipeline Safety Grant)

·        $207,889 – West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DOT Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grants)

·        $17,519 – Public Service Commission of West Virginia (DOT State Base Pipeline Safety Grants – Hazardous Liquid)

·        $1,280 – West Virginia University (EPA Pollution Prevention Incentives States Program)