Poore said House members would "break down the doors of our speaker" if they believed Miley was trying to delay or kill the legislation.
"There are no do-overs here," Poore said. "The people of West Virginia need their trust to be restored. They don't want a band-aid. They want a cure."
The 60-day legislative session doesn't end until March 8, giving the House sufficient time to review the chemical storage tank bill.
The legislation adds new inspection and registrations for above-ground tanks that hold chemicals -- especially those near waterways.
Delegate Brady Paxton, D-Putnam, said residents in his district -- including "yuppies and hippies and other people who live in nice houses" -- are no longer "clamoring" to connect their homes to public water systems.
"This water situation has been a terrible, terrible blow to this area," Paxton said. "It's obvious we've lost the trust of the public. We're going to have to all pull together to get back to a semblance of normalcy."
Senate leaders have said West Virginians are demanding immediate action on the bill to prevent future spills.
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