February 08, 2022
Manchin, Capito Announce WVDEP Grant To Protect Groundwater
Washington, DC– U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) will receive two grants totaling $97,932 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund Corrective Action Program.
“Every West Virginian deserves clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe. In order to protect West Virginia’s soil, groundwater and communities, we must update and improve our infrastructure across the state. I am pleased the EPA is investing in the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to protect our groundwater and environment from future contamination and clean up our communities. As Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding to upgrade and improve our infrastructure across the Mountain State,” Senator Manchin said.
“These grants will help WVDEP tackle backlog and assist in leak protection and prevention in underground storage tanks. Addressing these tanks protects water, and this funding can be used to mitigate any problems due to leaks,” Ranking Member Capito said.
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