Capito, Manchin Announce $446,000 for Air Quality Programs

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $446,716 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Particulate Matter 2.5 Monitoring Program. This program helps monitor and evaluate the air quality in West Virginia. 

“By helping to monitor air quality, this grant will help ensure the air in West Virginians stays as clean as possible, keeping our citizens and environment healthy,” Senator Capito said. “As a leader on both the Environment and Public Works Committee and the Appropriations Committee, I will continue working to deliver legislative solutions and funding that will help protect the environment, as well as the health and wellbeing of West Virginians.”   

“One of my top priorities as Senator is making sure all West Virginians have access to clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe. This funding will help assess the air quality so that we can keep all West Virginians safe and healthy. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee I will continue to fight for funding that helps keep West Virginia wild and wonderful,” Senator Manchin said.