Capito Aims To Protect Water With New Legislation

At Monday's hearing on the Freedom Industries chemical spill at the Kanawha County Courthouse, Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito introduced new legislation aimed at preventing any future water emergencies. The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing included testimony by the President of West Virginia American Water, and also the chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board and the director of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Congresswoman Capito's legislation would require oversight and inspection of chemical storage facilities and above ground storage tanks. If you missed the hearing you can still add your comments. The public comment period remains open for 30 days for anyone who wants to go on the record with thoughts.