§22-24-1. Legislative findings, intent and purpose.
The Legislature hereby finds and declares that, in this state
the protection and improvement of the environment, and the
sustainability of small businesses, would be collectively enhanced
by the establishment of a revolving low-interest small business
environmental loan program, to provide partial relief from the
burden small businesses face from compliance with existing and new
state and federal environmental protection rules and regulations.
The Legislature intends, in providing such a loan program for small
businesses, that the program will further enable small businesses
to aggressively comply with or exceed environmental obligations and
requirements and thereby continue as a positive economic force in
the state of West Virginia.