HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 80
(By Delegates Eldridge, Campbell, Reynolds, R. Phillips, Stowers, Tomblin, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, Marcum,
White, Craig and Perdue)
Urging the United States Congress to move West Virginia from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 3 office in Philadelphia to the EPA’s Region 4 office in Atlanta.
Whereas, EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic) includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia; and
Whereas, EPA Region 4 (Southeast) includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee; and
Whereas, Kentucky and West Virginia are similar in terms of natural resources, including coal mining; and
Whereas, It makes practical sense to regulate like states in a like manner under the same regional office; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the West Virginia Legislature hereby requests the United States Congress to transfer West Virginia to EPA Region 4; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this Resolution to the United States Congress.