Waste Storage and Water Contamination: Lessons from West Virginia and North Carolina
In CSG South’s Southern Legislative Conference member states, the coal and chemical industries are essential to state economies. Given the importance of these industries to the region for both economic development and employment opportunities, legislators often are faced with balancing business interests with the need for environmental protection and conservation. Hazardous spills in two SLC states—West Virginia and North Carolina—have focused attention on this careful balance. This webinar examined the spills in those two states and subsequent legislative action to offer lessons learned for other states.