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House, Senate leaders urge delay on inspections in West Virginia aboveground tank law
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:17 PM EDT
State House and Senate leaders are urging the governor to call a special session to delay part of an aboveground storage tank law.
Tomblin spokesman Chris Stadelman acknowledged a special session may be best to address the situation, but didn't commit to one. He said Tomblin's staff and environmental agency are working with stakeholders on a solution.
Miley and Kessler said the Jan. 1 deadline for tank inspections in the law is unattainable.
The law reacts to a January chemical spill that contaminated 300,000 people's tap water for days.
Miley has said tank requirements would overly burden small oil and gas operators.