|Tank Bill on the Chopping Block We’ve been anticipating a bill that would make changes to SB 373, the “water bill” that was passed unanimously last year in the wake of the Freedom Industries’ chemical leak. Continued rumblings throughout the summer and during interims suggested that industry lobbyists were hard at work attempting to weaken the bill- calling for changes that would affect important public health safeguards, before some provisions even went into effect.Today, that bill was introduced by Delegates Ashley, Hanshaw, Anderson, Storch, Westfall, Zatezalo, Ireland, Miley, Williams, Boggs and L. Phillips. HB 2574 goes far beyond what we expected and effectively removes 99% of ASTs currently regulated under the Act. This bill is referenced to one committee- the House Judiciary- and is likely on a fast track to passage.We need your help NOW to stop the undoing of SB 373! Please call/email the members of the House Judiciary Committee and tell them to “Vote NO on HB 2574.”Tell these House Judiciary members to protect our water and reject HB2574:
House Committee Leadership:
Tell the members of this committee to protect our drinking water supplies and:
The committee will also be considering a bill dealing with radioactive drilling waste in our landfills. Radioactive elements will leach from landfills and end up in our water supplies. Tell them protect our water, land and people and don’t increase radioactivity in our landfills!
Senate Committee Leadership: