Public Outcry Sparked GOP Votes Against “Cancer Creek” Bill

Dan Heyman, Public News Service – WV
March 6, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — House Bill 2506 – nicknamed the “Cancer Creek Bill” by its critics – passed the West Virginia House of Delegates last week, but not before a public outcry pushed several delegates to oppose it.

The bill would permit more pollution in surface waters by changing how the state measures baseline stream flows. While it passed the House on a largely party-line final vote, several GOP lawmakers said they voted against it because of public input.

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