Capito and Manchin Announce EPA Funding

WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.), a ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee , today announced three grants, totaling $1,074,383, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“These investments will help ensure that our state’s air and waters remain clean and healthy for public and environmental health,” said ranking member Capito. “Our state agencies rely on this federal support to better perform their difficult tasks. As a ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, I will continue to work closely with the EPA to ensure the continuation of this strong partnership.

“Every West Virginia deserves clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe, and these investments are great news for our entire state. I am pleased that the EPA is supporting the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in their efforts to improve the quality of drinking and drinking water. ‘statewide air’, said Senator Manchin. “I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this funding and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding to protect our natural resources throughout West Virginia.”

Individual recipients listed below:

  • West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) — $446,716 for the maintenance of fine particle (PM2.5) monitoring networks.
  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) — $418 000 for the implementation of a drinking water program assistance program for small underserved and disadvantaged communities. The funds are used to carry out projects or activities aimed at helping small disadvantaged systems to maintain or comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) — $209,667 to implement the West Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s non-tidal water quality monitoring network.

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