Capito and Manchin Announce $ 770,000 for Pipeline Safety and Emergency Preparedness in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $ 770,864 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to the Department of Transportation (DOT) West Virginia Homeland Security and Emergency Management and West Virginia Civil Service Commission. This funding will support state pipeline safety programs and hazardous materials preparedness programs throughout West Virginia.

“It is important that West Virginia has the resources to support energy production, while ensuring that our state’s natural beauty is protected. I am happy to see DOT step up and provide this funding through Safety and Readiness Grants, ” Senator Capito said. “I will continue to stand up for the support West Virginia needs to keep our workers safe. ”

“Keeping West Virginia workers safe and our wild and wonderful outdoors free of hazardous materials is essential. This DOT funding will support pipeline safety programs for natural gas, hazardous liquids and other materials and emergency preparedness in Mountain State. I will always fight to protect our workers in West Virginia and advocate for funding to improve safety protocol and preparedness, ” said Senator Manchin.

Individual prices listed below:

  • $ 513,499 – West Virginia Civil Service Commission: PHMSA State Base Pipeline Safety Grants for Fiscal Year 2021 – Natural Gas
  • $ 223,875 – West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: PHMSA 2021 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grants
  • $ 33,490 – West Virginia Civil Service Commission: PHMSA State Base Pipeline Safety Grants for Fiscal Year 2021 – Hazardous Liquid

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