05.17.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Over $2 Million for Watershed Pollution Management in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,036,921 for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The funding will be used for watershed pollution management efforts--such as watershed planning, monitoring measures, and best management practices (BMPs), as well as education and outreach programs in West Virginia’s 2nd and 3rd Congressional Districts. 

“The natural beauty of West Virginia and the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed is a national treasure,” Senator Capito said. “We owe it to current and future generations to continue the important work of controlling pollution into our creeks, rivers, and streams. I am proud to have co-sponsored legislation that reauthorizes the Chesapeake Bay Program and makes these funds possible, and I will continue to support commonsense policies that keep West Virginia a great place to call home.” 

“The EPA and the West Virginia Departments of Environmental Protection are partnering to help address pollution in our watersheds, and I am proud to help with this partnership. These pollution management efforts will allow our well known, beautiful rivers to not only be enjoyed by current and future generations of West Virginians, but also tourists who visit our wild and wonderful state. As Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will always work to protect the rivers and lands of our state that we are so blessed to have,” said Senator Manchin.

 Individual awards listed below:

  • $1,364,610– West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (2nd Congressional District)
  • $672,311– West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (3rd Congressional District)

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