May 27, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce WVDEP Grants

Charleston, WV — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) will receive will receive $2,237,029 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Water Pollution Control State, Interstate, and Tribal program support and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Waste Management program.

“Every West Virginian deserves clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe. In order to ensure all West Virginians have access to clean water, we must maintain plans and activities to address pollution throughout the state. I am pleased the EPA is investing in the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to protect the quality of our drinking water sources and safely manage pollution and hazardous waste,” Senator Manchin said. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding that protects our waterways and drinking water sources across the Mountain State.” 

“This funding will help WVDEP maintain, protect, and improve the quality of waterbodies throughout our state and also control and dispose of hazardous waste,” Ranking Member Capito said. “Ensuring an excellent standard of water quality across West Virginia is essential for public and environmental health, and I appreciate EPA’s contribution in helping state partners like WVDEP protect our water.”