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E-Day slated for Monday at W.Va. capitol

Feb. 16, 2014 @ 10:53 PM

CHARLESTON — There are a few events coming up this week for West Virginians interested in learning more and taking action following the state’s recent water crisis.

Monday, Feb. 17, is E-Day at the West Virginia Capitol, sponsored by the West Virginia Environmental Council.  

It’s an opportunity to speak to elected leaders about environmental concerns, including S.B. 373, which involves protection of West Virgians’ water.

E-Day starts at 9 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. at the Capitol. Those unable to make it can contact legislators online via http://openstates.org.

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, there will be a workshop on filing complaints with the West Virginia Public Service Commission on the water crisis. The event will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston.

From 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20-21, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) and others are hosting “Water Unites Us: Hear from experts and ask questions about the recent water crisis,” featuring Maya Nye from People Concerned with Chemical Safety, Evan Hanson from Downstream Strategies and others.

The Thursday event will be at Marshall University, in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center. The Friday event will be at St. Timothy’s in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 3434 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane.

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