No Special Session for West Virginia Legislature - State and Federal Communications

September 9, 2014  •  

No Special Session for West Virginia Legislature

Seal of West VirginiaGovernor Earl Ray Tomblin will not call a special legislative session to make changes to a new law regulating above-ground storage tanks. The law, created in response to the chemical contamination of drinking water for 300,000 people, sets a January 1 deadline for the implementation of tank inspections.

Lawmakers urged the governor to call a special session, believing that the deadline is unattainable and overly burdensome. Gov. Tomblin instead plans to use administrative means to adjust the law, placing greater focus on high risk areas and hazardous materials.

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