DEP, DHHR: Chemical Leak Legal Action Now Moot

4:10 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

DEP, DHHR: Chemical Leak Legal Action Now Moot

Lead in text: 
Near the beginning of February, public interest groups Appalachian Mountain Advocates and Mountain State Justice filed an emergency petition with the state Supreme Court against DHHR and DEP for not adequately responding to public concerns after the January 9 leak by Freedom Industries. In response to the petition, the two agencies now point to legislation passed in response to the spill.
  • Source: Wvgazette
  • | Via: The Charleston Gazette
DEP, DHHR: Chemical leak legal action now moot CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Two Tomblin administration agencies are arguing that passage of new legislation aimed at avoiding a repeat of January's Elk River chemical leak makes moot a legal action accusing those agencies of inaction to prevent such disasters.